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Les pronoms personnels en emploi générique

Abstract : The aim of this study is to explain the possibilities of a generic interpretation for plural personal pronouns in French. The properties and uses of the French pronouns nous / vous are compared both to the pronouns nous autres / vous autres in standard French and to the Spanish pronouns nosotros / vosotros. Different aspects are considered : a semantic point of view (identity and otherness), a discursive point of view (deixis and categorization) and a pragmatic point of view (affirmation of identity, emphasized forms and non-typifying genericity). Unexpectedly, nous / vous as non-stressed forms of the pronouns can take a clear generical sense. A similar phenomenon appears in Spanish, where the pronoun is normally not mentioned when being the subject of the sentence.
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Emilia Hilgert, Silvia Palma. Les pronoms personnels en emploi générique. Les cahiers de praxématique, Montpellier : Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2006-, 2014, De quelques marqueurs énonciatifs aux marges du discours, 62, ⟨10.4000/praxematique.3958⟩. ⟨hal-02478991⟩



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