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Etude d'une famille de marqueurs du portugais parlé au Brésil : "agora", entao", "depois" et "ainda" (temporalité et textualité)

Abstract : In this work, we analyze four markers from Brazilian Portuguese: agora ("now"), entao ("then"), depois ("after"), and ainda ("still"). Our approach is a result of various research trends in pragmatics. These units mark temporal and discursive relations, both functions being present in the actual stage of the language. Our starting hypothesis is that a meaning continuum fastens their different uses. So, we postulate the existence of an invariant core of sense that underlies all their uses, and for which their etymologies give preliminary indications. In the first part of our work, we analyze the temporal uses of these markers. We show that deixis (for agora), anaphora (for entao), succession (for depois), and extension of a limit (for ainda), constitute their basic meaning. In the second part, we analyze their non temporal uses. we do it in two parts: first, their local uses (where they set intra- or inter-propositional relations), and second, their global uses (where they set relations between units that are larger than propositions, and or non adjacent units, as well as conversational uses that create a bridge to other's prior discourse). in their non temporal uses, these markers provide indications about discourse organization, and signal opposition (agora), inference and conclusion (entao), concession (ainda), and argumentative relations (depois, ainda). in conclusion, we discuss the most important notions and theoretical questions raised by our research.
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Liliane Moreira Santos. Etude d'une famille de marqueurs du portugais parlé au Brésil : "agora", entao", "depois" et "ainda" (temporalité et textualité). Linguistique. Université Nancy 2, 1996. Français. ⟨NNT : 1996NAN21026⟩. ⟨tel-01776580⟩



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