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Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0378-4169
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9927
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Abstract

This paper follows a series of works concerning a semantic and pragmatic analysis of the french locution à première vue (lit. “at first sight”) when it is employed in contrast with expressions which signal an evolution of the judgment of the speaker (à y regarder de plus près, tout bien considéré, …) (Véronique Lenepveu, 2010, 2011, 2012; Véronique Lenepveu & Laurent Gosselin, 2013). At first, through the analysis of real examples and of their typical context, it is shown that all these locutions express a de dicto aspectual value, by selecting a phase of an enonciative process which consists in taking in consideration a situation in order to formulate a more or less settled judgment. Then, we show it is necessary to take into account de dicto aspectual value of these locutions in order to describe information structure of discourse patterns identified (Michel Charolles, 1997; William C. Mann & Sandy A. Thompson, 1988; Maité Taboada & William C. Mann, 2006).
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2014-01-01
2019-10-19
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