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La Chronique de Morée, Structures narratives et temps du révolu

Abstract : The undertaken research concerns a Greek anonymous work of the XIVth century, The Chronicle of Morea, envisaged under a particular point of view, because we approach its analys by means of its verbal forms. Our study is thus situated in the crossing of two domains: one is areal, the other one is disciplinary. The area of investigation contents itself with the narrative domain which offers the types of use the most capable of expressing temporality and concerns the times of the Past: aorist, imperfect, historic present, and periphrastic forms of the perfect and the past perfect. We become attached more particularly to the relations which become established between the forms of the past and the narrative structures of the work, with a particular interest for its genre which holds at the same time the History and the Epic : this poem of 9000 verses sings the exploit of the Francs who, left for the fourth Crusade, took Constantinople, established an Latin Empire and occupied Morea (the current Peloponnese). We base our work on the observation of the Greek text to analyse the sense of the verbal forms through the various textual environments. The corpus is established from the following criteria: morphosyntactic context, verbal semantic, narrative and literary context. Our angle of attack wanted description and enough neutral to bring to the foreground in a not restrictive way the identity of the verbs by getting closer to the narrative function of the text and its relationship with the oral character. At the and of the study, it seems that times of the Past in The Chronicle of Morea are privileged tools which allow the narrator, thanks to the set of alternation of times, to build the narrative dynamic, to make live an imaginary space-time and to be in constant relationship with his public by means of a dramatization of the speech.
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Chantal Marboeuf. La Chronique de Morée, Structures narratives et temps du révolu. Linguistique. Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales- INALCO PARIS - LANGUES O', 2009. Français. ⟨tel-00839001⟩



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