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    Une distinction mesurable: corpus oraux et écrits sur le continuum de la deixis

    Dewaele, Jean-Marc (2001) Une distinction mesurable: corpus oraux et écrits sur le continuum de la deixis. Journal of French Language Studies 11 (02), pp. 179-199. ISSN 0959-2695.

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    Abstract

    The opposition oral / written is analyzed through the variation in the proportions of grammatical categories in twenty-one oral corpus and written Italian, Dutch, French and French interlanguage. Factor analysis is used to extract a single dimension on which two opposing groups of grammatical categories. The nouns, articles, adjectives and prepositions are near the negative pole while pronouns, verbs, adverbs, interjections and conjunctions are close to the positive pole of this dimension that reflects the continuum of deixis. Oral corpus are near the deictic / implied pole and oppose written corpus that approximate the explicit end of the continuum. Oral statements are more anchored in the spatio-temporal context of the speaker while the written speech is generally independent of the spatio-temporal context, which explains its more nominal character and higher proportion of essentially non-deictic or explicit words.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > Cultures and Languages
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 16:07
    Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 16:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15582

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