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« 1 brybry dans mon bidou. Le vocabulaire des forums sur la grossesse et la procréation médicalement assistée : représentations de la norme et communautés »

Abstract : Some French forums dedicated to pregnancy and assisted reproductive technology show that enunciators – all women – sometimes use words such as brybry, gygy, fofos, zozos, zhom to refer to embryos, gynaecologists, follicles, spermatozoa, and their own partners. This article examines the way in which these enunciators envision the relation between the use of this terminology, the linguistic norm and the community to which they consider themselves to belong. Three important perspectives can be established from our folk-linguistic approach: on the one hand, this terminology, which has not yet been incorporated in the standard language system, can nevertheless be regarded as normal, even as prescriptive for the communication device, the forum, used by enunciators; on the other hand, this terminology can sometimes be regarded as morally objectionable with respect to the perceived rectitude of standard language. Lastly, it can be regarded as an important factor in ensuring cohesion within a discourse community: a community which is defined not only by the communication device, but also by gender and the physical experience (whether real or desired) of pregnancy.
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Elisa Raschini. « 1 brybry dans mon bidou. Le vocabulaire des forums sur la grossesse et la procréation médicalement assistée : représentations de la norme et communautés ». Langage et Société, Maison des Sciences de L'homme Paris, 2017. ⟨hal-01456523⟩

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