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Grammaticalisation et pragmaticalisation des connecteurs de concession en français : cependant, toutefois, pourtant

Publication: Revue roumaine de linguistique, LIV (1-2), p. 7-20
Publisher:Editura Academiei
Abstract:In this study, we will analyze the phases through which the class of discourse markers of concession has completely transformed during the period between Old French and Pre-Classic French. We analyze the tree main markers cepandant (Engl. however), toutefois (Engl. however), and pourtant (Engl. however), showing, on the one hand, how through processes of grammaticalization followed by pragmaticalization these words – which originate in nouns, verbs, and pronouns – change their category, and become adverbial elements, and, on the other hand, how they acquire a concessive value – their only meaning in Contemporary French – starting from different meanings, such as time, space and manner, cause.
To sum up, we formulate a hypothesis about the change of semantic model, which has made possible all these changes.
Language: French

Citations to this publication: 0

References in this publication: 3

33Bernd Heine, Tania KutevaWorld Lexicon of GrammaticalizationCambridge University Press2002
1Elena Negoiță-SoareUn modèle syntaxique de la concession en français contemporainRRL, XXXIX (2), 2251994
57Paul J. Hopper, Elizabeth Closs TraugottGrammaticalizationCambridge University Press1993; 2003

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