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Pour une linguistique contrastive variationnelle : le conditionnel épistémique d'"emprunt" en français, en italien et en espagnol
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Romance Languages.
2014 (French)In: Affaire(s) de grammaire: Mélanges offerts à Marianne Hobaek Haff à l'occasion de ses soixante-cinq ans / [ed] Helland, Hans Petter & Meklenborg Salvesen, Christine, Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2014, 1, 67-90 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article aims at being a plea for variational contrastive linguistics. That is why we study the Reportive Conditional (RC) in French (Kadhafi seraitRC malade ‘Gaddafi is reportedly sick’), Italian (Gheddafi sarebbeRC malato) and Spanish (Kadafi estaríaRC enfermo), analysing intralinguistic variation from a comparative interlinguistic perspective and using both unidirectional translation corpora and comparable corpora. The RC seems to be semantically and syntactically fairly equivalent in these languages, whereas peninsular Spanish differs considerably from French, Italian and Latin American Spanish from a diaphasic point of view, which as a result gives rise to a diatopic variation in Spanish. The diaphasic properties of the RC in peninsular Spanish are partly determined by a depreciative, purist and sometimes deontological normative discourse. This purist discourse is sustained by supposed diachronic differences between Spanish and French. Clearly, diaphasic, diatopic and diachronic aspects of variation are interdependent in the case of the Spanish RC.

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Oslo: Novus Forlag, 2014, 1. 67-90 p.
Keyword [en]
Contrastive linguistics, Linguistic variation, Reportive Conditional, French, Italian, Peninsular Spanish, Latin American Spanish
Keyword [it]
linguistica contrastiva, variazione linguistica, condizionale epistemico di attribuzione, condizionale di dissociazione, francese, italiano, spagnolo peninsulare, spagnolo latinoamericano
Keyword [fr]
linguistique contrastive, variation linguistique, conditionnel épistémique d'emprunt, conditionnel journalistique, français, italien, espagnol péninsulaire, espagnol latino-américain
Keyword [es]
lingüística contrastiva, variación lingüística, condicional epistémico de atribución, condicional de rumor, francés, italiano, español peninsular, español latinoamericano
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Romance Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-222821ISBN: 978-82-7099-753-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-222821DiVA: diva2:712349

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