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La pratique de l’adaptation : semiolinguistic and cognitive approaches

Abstract : Our work enquires about the relation between enunciation and media. We chose the adaptation as a case study, since it is a semiotic practice that requires transferring the same content from one media to another. Hence, we built a contrastive corpus based on Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and its theatrical adaptation by Virgil Tanase, which we consider to be the most representative for our linguistic approach. In order to adopt a linguistic perspective, we articulate notions and frameworks from the French theory of enunciation, pragmatics and cognitive linguistics. Notions from a narratology background are also contributive. The corpus analysis is organized in three main sections. The first one states the equivalence between the adapted story and its adaptation through some semiotic (actantial model and model of narrative sequence) and linguistic parameters (point of view and isotopy) shared by the book and the play. The second part briefly points out the features that enable the story to transfer from one media to another (dialogues, lexical choices). The third and final part focuses on verbal marks (deictic expressions, naming) that encode the media change (from the book to the play) and require the audience to perform some cognitive processing to properly understand the theatrical play. Results of this analysis show the influence of media context on enunciation while relating this kind of context to two linguistic frameworks : an extended enunciation theory, in which the addressee is actively taking part in the meaning production, and a reference theory based on a symmetric relationship between word and object in meaning production
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Aurora Fragonara. La pratique de l’adaptation : semiolinguistic and cognitive approaches. Linguistique. Université de Lorraine, 2016. Français. ⟨NNT : 2016LORR0152⟩. ⟨tel-02076644⟩



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