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L'expression de la temporalité dans les contes de Joseph Jacobs

Abstract : The link that fairy-tales have with the notion of time is specific : the story is rooted in a spatiotemporal frame which is presented as far and vague and which the narrator keeps at a distance. The characters then live in a temporality which clearly shows a break with the real world through the use of different linguistic markers and processes, like the adverbial phrase “Once upon a time”, which is typical of fairy-tales. Thus, they have an internal temporality, but they aim at reaching readers who belong to any time and place. This thesis then involves the study of the ambivalence of the fairy-tale between temporality and atemporality. To try and answer the questions linked to this ambivalence, our research focuses on three main lines : the temporal characteristics of the fairy-tale as a literary genre, the linguistic markers and processes which express temporality, and the study of specific cases which are pertinent in the expression and representation of time, including the relation between parataxis and hypotaxis, when-clauses and the connector AND. Our corpus is composed of 104 English tales written by Joseph Jacobs.
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Héloïse Perbet. L'expression de la temporalité dans les contes de Joseph Jacobs. Linguistique. Université de Strasbourg, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017STRAC015⟩. ⟨tel-01829466⟩

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