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Une étude du rôle des connecteurs dans le discours explicatif en anglais contemporain

Abstract : This study is concerned with the linguistic realisation of explanation in contemporary English. After a definitional work on the notion, two types of explanation are identified: clarifying explanation and causal explanation. The study adopts an utterer-centered approach while also considering pragmatic aspects. The linguistic analysis is based on a corpus of didactic texts and it focuses on the role played by connectives in explanatory discourse. Finally, the study also aims at formalising some discourse relations involved in explanations and designing linguistic rules in order to automatically identify the discourse relations at stake.
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Sarah Bourse. Une étude du rôle des connecteurs dans le discours explicatif en anglais contemporain. Linguistique. Université Toulouse le Mirail - Toulouse II, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017TOU20044⟩. ⟨tel-02071294⟩

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