ERIC Number: EJ570273
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Lexicon, Genre and Local Discourse Organisation: French Speech Act Verbs and Journalistic Texts.
Monville-Burston, Monique; Waugh, Linda R.
Journal of French Language Studies, v8 n1 p45-62 Mar 1998
Analysis of French speech act verbs offers an account of how clarifying verbs (e.g., "preciser, souligner") are used in reported speech microstructures in news writing and how each verb has its own lexico-pragmatic specificity. The verbs contribute to textual cohesion and to clarification in terms of the relationship between the reported speech they introduce and discourse context in which they are used. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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