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Pragmatics of Left Detachment in Spoken Standard French : Pragmatics & Beyond - Betsy K. Barnes

Pragmatics of Left Detachment in Spoken Standard French

Pragmatics & Beyond

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Left detachment constructions (LDs) (e.g. un buffet de campagne, c'est un meuble) are examined in a corpus of informal spontaneous conversation between educated native speakers of French. The overwhelming majority of these constructions are shown to have a clearly pragmatic motivation. The author's observations support a view of LD in French as a particular type of paratactic structure which should be seen primarily as a feature of unplanned discourse. The analysis partly builds on views expressed by Knud Lambrecht in an earlier contribution tot this series.

1. Acknowledgments, pvii; 2. 1. Introduction, p1; 3. 1.1. Purposes of the study, p1; 4. 1.2. The language of the corpus, p2; 5. 2. Review of the Literature, p5; 6. 2.1. Syntactic descriptions and the syntactic-pragmatic correlation hypothesis (SPCH), p5; 7. 2.2. Pragmatic descriptions, p9; 8. 3. The Data-General Observations and Hypotheses, p13; 9. 3.1. Preliminary observations, p13; 10. 3.2. Problems with the syntactic-pragmatic correlation hypothesis, p16; 11. 3.3. Contrastiveness and topic shift, p21; 12. 3.4. A new hypothesis - in search of LDs of minimal pragmatic motivation, p24; 13. 3.5. Alternative syntactic analyses, p26; 14. 3.6. The 'domain' of LD: sentence-topic and discourse-topic, p28; 15. 4. Pronominal Detachments, p37; 16. 4.1. 'Personal' pronouns: first person: moi, nous, p37; 17. 4.2. 'Nonpersonal' pronoun: ca, p45; 18. 5. Lexical NP Detachments, p49; 19. 5.1. With nonpersonal anaphor, p49; 20. 5.2. With personal anaphor: NP il/elle ..., p59; 21. 5.3. NP-LDs with nonsubject anaphors, p89; 22. 5.4. The definiteness constraint, p92; 23. 6. Special Cases, p95; 24. 6.1. 'Topicalization' and 'Focus Movement' in spoken French, p95; 25. 6.2. No-anaphor LDs, p98; 26. 6.3. Double LDs, p104; 27. 7. Conclusion, p111; 28. Notes, p115; 29. References, p121

ISBN: 9789027225450
ISBN-10: 9027225451
Series: Pragmatics & Beyond
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 131
Published: 1986
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.21