Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

En réalité : de la modalisation à l’organisation du discours

Abstract : Our paper aims at identifying the syntactic, semantic and discourse functions of en realité (lit. in reality) in contemporary French. En réalité shows two different realizations in our corpus (150 occurrences drawn from the newspaper Le Monde): either it constitutes an intraphrastic adjunct encoding a circumstantial complement (ER1), or it constitutes an extraphrastic adjunct encoding a sentence operator (ER2). Most occurrences of ER2 can be regarded as encoding an evidential modal localizing the source of evidence in the knowledge of reality and presupposing the existence of an alternative source evidence, different from reality and therefore fallacious. This presupposition led many authors to consider ER2 as a marker of rectification. We show that ER is not intrinsically either an opposition or a reformulation connective. When ER2 appears linearly at the left of the sentence, it can be analyzed as an abstract discourse localizer, serving a framing rather than a connective function for the organization of discourse.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [14 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01404868
Contributor : Michel Charolles <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:36:41 PM
Last modification on : Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:54:02 PM
Document(s) archivé(s) le : Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:34:38 AM

File

En réalité De la modalisaton...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-01404868, version 1

Collections

Citation

Michel Charolles, Paola Pietrandrea. En réalité : de la modalisation à l’organisation du discours . Travaux de Linguistique : Revue Internationale de Linguistique Française, De Boeck Université, 2012, pp.111-142. ⟨hal-01404868⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

227

Files downloads

282