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Réanalyses du relateur "et"

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Corminboeuf G.,
Project Marqueurs corrélatifs entre syntaxe et analyse du discours
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Langages
Volume (Issue) 196
Page(s) 89 - 107
Title of proceedings Langages

Open Access


This study focuses on two classes of constructions articulated by et (and), one in Old French, the other in contemporary French: (i) constructions “in combination” in Old French as (1) Quant vit abatu son escu, / Et lors n’i a plus atendu (Sone de Nansai, quoted by Antoine 1958); (ii) constructions with a subject inversion, and articulated by et (and) as (2) La tension monte-t-elle à une table, et sa voix de velours suffit à l’apaiser (printed news). In both cases, the reanalysis of the structure causes a change in the value of et (and). On the basis of these two micro-phenomena, I will make several observations on the theoretical understanding of the linguistic change.