Volume 44, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0035-3906
  • E-ISSN: 1600-0811
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Nostradamus’ Opusucle is characterized by a strong presence of coordinating conjunctions and punctuation marks, which give it a highly developed structure in both linguistic and typographical terms, in contrast with his Centuries. This study of the co-occurrence of these two phenomena demonstrates that different linguistic levels are bounded by different combinations of signs. Coordination alone is limited to the shortest segments of the text; when combined with a punctuation mark, it may mark superior units, including sentences. Moreover, although punctuation alone marks the levels of demarcation of the text, it is only in combination with a coordinating conjunction that it can mark the intermediate unit that is the sentence.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): coordination; Middle French; punctuation; textual structure
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