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The Negation in Proverbs

La négation dans les proverbes

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In this article, proverbs are considered from a purely linguistic point of view, and within the frame of the theory of argumentation in language (Anscombre & Ducrot) and the theory of topoi (Anscombre eds, 1995). As linguistic items close to names, proverbs can qualify a situation through a stereotypical frame. The situation will then be considered as a representative (or not representative) case of the stereotype involved in the proverb. The article focuses on negative proverbs that show a negation because of their rich enunciative structure (negation being a preeminently polyphonic context). We finally suggest, for the proverbs with a negation, a classification mainly based on their enunciative structure.
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hal-02508323 , version 1 (10-07-2022)

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Silvia Palma. La négation dans les proverbes. Langages, 2000, La parole proverbiale, 139, pp.59-68. ⟨10.3406/lgge.2000.2380⟩. ⟨hal-02508323⟩
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