La fonction pragmatique de la ponctuation dans la rédaction professionnelle : une étude de cas

Abstract : The pragmatic function of punctuation in professional writing: a case study. We suggest to position ourselves on the communicative aspect of interactional punctuation by basing our analysis on the study of discursive practices of professional writers (R.P.). This includes the issue of punctuation in its correlation with other indicators of interdiscursive relationship summoned by R.P. to produce written to a special relationship with the receiver. We consider the punctuation as the trace of a discursive positioning guided by an intention of specific communication (Dahlet, 2003). Our approach is empirical and we assembled a corpus of texts for the general public written by people working in legal or administrative service, and which resulted in a rewrite by R.P. due to massive comprehension difficulties invoked by the adressees. We propose to analyze the punctuation as a space where places are and reports play faces and some negotiation. Our goal is to describe how the confrontation in views can influence the structuring and choice of punctuation.
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Christina Romain, Véronique Rey, Marie-Emmanuelle Pereira. La fonction pragmatique de la ponctuation dans la rédaction professionnelle : une étude de cas. Congrés Mondial de Linguistique Française, Jul 2016, Tours, France. ⟨10.1051/shsconf/20162702015⟩. ⟨hal-01462167⟩

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