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Norén, C. (2019). La reformulation contextualisée: une stratégie à tout faire. In: H. Landolsi, M. Svensson, C. Norén (Ed.), La reformulation: à la recherche d’une frontière (pp. 193-210). Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>La reformulation contextualisée: une stratégie à tout faire
2019 (French)In: La reformulation: à la recherche d’une frontière / [ed] H. Landolsi, M. Svensson, C. Norén, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2019, p. 193-210Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2019
Series
Studia Romanica Upsaliensia, ISSN 0562-3022 ; 87
Keywords
reformulation, argumentation, francais parlé, conversation
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-383815 (URN)978-91-513-0676-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-05-22 Created: 2019-05-22 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved
Norén, C. (2018). Attention à la marche. De l’instruction sémantique au texte polyphonique.. In: Ablali, D., Achard-bayle, G., Reboul-Touré, S., Temmar, M. (Ed.), Texte et discours en confrontation dans l’espace européen: (pp. 119-132). Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attention à la marche. De l’instruction sémantique au texte polyphonique.
2018 (French)In: Texte et discours en confrontation dans l’espace européen / [ed] Ablali, D., Achard-bayle, G., Reboul-Touré, S., Temmar, M., Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018, p. 119-132Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Keywords
polyphonie argumentation linguistique textuelle, polyfoni argumentation textlingvistik
National Category
Languages and Literature Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-357147 (URN)10.3726/b13384 (DOI)978-3-0343-2643-8 (ISBN)9783034326605 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. & Norén, C. (2018). La voix publique et les pronoms dits « indéfinis ». Studia Neophilologica
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2018 (French)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [fr]

Cette étude vise à examiner la présence de la voix publique, associéeaux citoyens, dans les discours des membres du Parlement européen,et plus particulièrement la manière dont cette voix publique se manifestepar l’emploi de pronoms indéfinis de totalité humaine, notammenttous, tout le monde, chacun et on. L’étude indique que leuremploi dans les interventions de débats des membres du Parlementeuropéen permet de distinguer des différences sémantiques entre cesquatre pronoms. En développant la discussion sur une corrélationéventuelle entre les valeurs de définitude et de totalité, nous proposons,à la base de paramètres cotextuels, une précision du degré dedéfinitude des pronoms étudiés. L’analyse confirme également desdifférences entre les pronoms quant à leur valeur de totalité, selon leurcaractère plutôt totalisant ou distributif, chacun étant selon cetteanalyse considéré comme plus indéfini et plus distributif que tout lemonde.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
Keywords
indefinite pronoun, parliamentary discourse, doxa, pronoms indéfinis, voix publique, discours parlementaire
National Category
Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-366705 (URN)10.1080/00393274.2018.1534553 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-11-23 Created: 2018-11-23 Last updated: 2018-11-28Bibliographically approved
Gille, J. & Norén, C. (Eds.). (2018). Self and Other in Dialogue: Romance Studies on Discourse and Interaction. Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Self and Other in Dialogue: Romance Studies on Discourse and Interaction
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This volume contains a collection of papers which deal with Romance linguistics from the perspective of discourse and interaction. Some contributions cover areas such as spoken corpora, speech and linguistic description, and phonetic aspects of speech. Others focus on multimodality, pragmatics, and conversation and discourse, and there are also contributions which deal with speech and sociolinguistics, and speech in multilingualism/bilingualism. This volume is multilingual, containing as it does contributions written in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018. p. 204
Keywords
dialogue, interaction, Romance Languages
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-366605 (URN)10.3726/978-3-653-06605-0 (DOI)978-3-631-69725-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2019-04-24Bibliographically approved
Norén, C. (2015). Creating Ethos and Cultural contrasts in the European Parliament. In: : . Paper presented at Contrasting and Comparing Languages and Cultures, Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating Ethos and Cultural contrasts in the European Parliament
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Helsinki: , 2015
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279042 (URN)
Conference
Contrasting and Comparing Languages and Cultures, Helsinki, Finland
Available from: 2016-02-28 Created: 2016-02-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Norén, C. & Josserand, J. (2015). Intervention et compte rendu du débat parlementaire européen – une question de diamésie ?. Studia Neophilologica, 87(1), 84-98
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intervention et compte rendu du débat parlementaire européen – une question de diamésie ?
2015 (French)In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 87, no 1, p. 84-98Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
Keywords
parliamentary discourse, European Parliament, spoken language, verbatim, discours parlementaire, diamésie, linguistique variationelle, francais parlé
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-242074 (URN)10.1080/00393274.2014.994292 (DOI)000352951700006 ()
Available from: 2015-01-20 Created: 2015-01-20 Last updated: 2018-11-25Bibliographically approved
Norén, C. (2015). Mind the gap – from polyphony to text. In: : . Paper presented at Texte & discours en confrontation dans l’espace européen. Pour un renouvellement épistémologique et heuristique. Metz, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mind the gap – from polyphony to text
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Mind the gap – from polyphony to text

 

How people, as individuals or collectives, are constructed and ascribed points of view through language, and how language can be used to apply different perspectives and thereby allow other voices besides that of the speaker to be heard, are questions that have been addressed within a number of theoretical paradigms. Here, we will take the theory of linguistic polyphony from the French tradition (Ducrot 1984, Nølke, Fløttum et Norén 2004) and text linguistics drawing from the Anglo-Saxon paradigm (Nyström 2001) as our starting point.

          Proceeding from Ducrot’s work, Nølke et al. (2004) have developed a formalised model for analysing the voices that manifest themselves in discourse, the types of points of view which they advance, and the accountability relations that exist to those points of view. The voices are inscribed in the semantics of the language and their chief characteristic is that they are made accountable for points of view, that consist of a meaning that can be expressed as a propositional content, but which does not necessarily assume the form of an utterance (Norén 2000, Nølke et al. 2004, 31).

Polyphony theory has largely confined itself to the semantics of words and utterances. Attempts have been made, however, to make the model applicable at the level of the text (Adam 2002, Fløttum 2010, Gjerstad 2011, Nølke et al. 2004, 99–116). Fløttum (2000, 2003) proposes the terms linguistic person and polyphonic coherence to bridge the gap between utterance and text. We hope to push the analysis a step further by introducing the concept of a polyphonic collective of multiple voices supporting the same line of argumentation. This does not mean that their points of view need to be rewordings of each other, but it is essential that they are argumentatively aligned towards the same conclusion (Adam 2006, 77, Ducrot 1980, 25, Norén 1999, 43).

While the strength of polyphony theory lies in its ability to describe different points of view within a single utterance, text linguistic studies show how expressions in different utterances are bound together. Nyström (2001, 40–44) distinguishes between identity links and links based on a semantic relationship. The first category of links includes actual identity while the second includes hyponymy/hypernymy and specification/generalisation (ibid. 46–47). These differ in that identity links presuppose the same referent, while a semantic link involves a relationship between part and whole.

Whereas referential chains can to some extent be defined in terms of semantic extension, polyphonic collectives are seen as an argumentative orientation rather than reference. Likewise, the argumentative orientation of a text cannot be determined in relation to an established conclusion, but is to be understood from the causal or consecutive relationships.

     Linking polyphony and text linguistics has proved both effective and capable of operationalisation. They can be employed to investigate voices and points of view, but at different levels. Whereas the former handles semantic instructions and the semantics of words and utterances, the latter is concerned with the links between words and groups of words. A systematic application of the two theories and the development of bridging functions to overcome the gap between utterance and text, such as polyphonic collective, polyphonic and argumentative coherence and argumentative alignment, it is possible to analyse how different voices emerge and thus to arrive at an overall understanding of the argumentation of a text.

 

 

Keywords
Polyphonie, analyse de texte, débat parlementaire
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279045 (URN)
Conference
Texte & discours en confrontation dans l’espace européen. Pour un renouvellement épistémologique et heuristique. Metz, France
Available from: 2016-02-28 Created: 2016-02-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Birkelund, M. & Norén, C. (2015). Présentation. Synergies Pays Scandinaves n. 9: Genres, types de texte et activités.. Synergies Pays Scandinaves (9), 7-10
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Présentation. Synergies Pays Scandinaves n. 9: Genres, types de texte et activités.
2015 (French)In: Synergies Pays Scandinaves, ISSN 1901-3809, E-ISSN 2261-2807, no 9, p. 7-10Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253837 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Norén, C. (2015). To whom is your MEP speaking?. In: : . Paper presented at Europe and Crisis,Turin, Italy.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To whom is your MEP speaking?
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To whom is your MEP speaking?

 

In the European Parliament, politicians from 28 countries and seven political groups have to work together to arrive at binding decisions affecting millions of citizens. Parliamentary debate is a political event and at the same time a media event, as it is broadcast on the Internet, and to a certain degree on national television channels. As such, it takes place in a situational and rhetorical complex setting, having at least two audiences.

 The MEPs have to address their fellow MEPs during their speeches and meet them across linguistic and cultural boundaries. Political discourse in the chamber is not simply a matter of putting forward arguments for or against a proposal, but above all about relating to other political actors. The need to form alliances beyond their own party groups is made particularly pronounced by the fact that decisions are taken by a majority. In debates, therefore, it is necessary to skilfully handle not only the objective content of the arguments advanced, but also the interactional play and the bonding with the participants.

 The MEPs have also to deal with what is generally referred to as the democratic deficit vis-à-vis national constituencies. In contrast to the Council, the Parliament’s legitimacy within the Union rests on the fact that it is a popularly elected assembly, and it is therefore important to address the citizens of the Union.

 The general purpose of this paper is to examine how these two distinct, but intertwined communicative situations are reflected in the parliamentary speeches in relation to the notional pair mediated discourse and mediatised discourse. More specifically, I will investigate how the members of the European Parliament (henceforth MEP) orient themselves linguistically to the political audience and/or to the virtual audience composed of citizens, thus revealing which is the relevant participant frame from a speaker’s perspective. By doing so, I hope to provide an example of how linguistic method can contribute to the understanding of macro-level communication.

National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-279041 (URN)
Conference
Europe and Crisis,Turin, Italy
Available from: 2016-02-28 Created: 2016-02-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Norén, C. (2014). French godasse or Swedish doja – A speculation on national character.. In: Lindvall, K. Rydbeck & L. Rügheimer (Ed.), Head over Heels. Seventeen Women Researchers’ Thoughts on Shoes: A Collection of Essays: (pp. 25-26). Uppsala: Uppsala University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>French godasse or Swedish doja – A speculation on national character.
2014 (English)In: Head over Heels. Seventeen Women Researchers’ Thoughts on Shoes: A Collection of Essays / [ed] Lindvall, K. Rydbeck & L. Rügheimer, Uppsala: Uppsala University Press , 2014, p. 25-26Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University Press, 2014
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-239130 (URN)
Available from: 2014-12-18 Created: 2014-12-18 Last updated: 2018-11-26
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