The Pragmatics of Left Detachment in Spoken Standard French

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Left detachment constructions (LDs) (e.g. un buffet de campagne, c’est un meuble) are examined in a corpus of informal spontaneous conversation between educated native speakers of French. The overwhelming majority of these constructions are shown to have a clearly pragmatic motivation. The author’s observations support a view of LD in French as a particular type of paratactic structure which should be seen primarily as a feature of unplanned discourse. The analysis partly builds on views expressed by Knud Lambrecht in an earlier contribution tot this series.
[Pragmatics & Beyond, VI:3]  1985.  viii, 123 pp.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
1. Introduction
1
1.1. Purposes of the study
1
1.2. The language of the corpus
2
2. Review of the Literature
5
2.1. Syntactic descriptions and the syntactic-pragmatic correlation hypothesis (SPCH)
5
2.2. Pragmatic descriptions
9
3. The Data-General Observations and Hypotheses
13
3.1. Preliminary observations
13
3.2. Problems with the syntactic-pragmatic correlation hypothesis
16
3.3. Contrastiveness and topic shift
21
3.4. A new hypothesis — in search of LDs of minimal pragmatic motivation
24
3.5. Alternative syntactic analyses
26
3.6. The ‘domain’ of LD: sentence-topic and discourse-topic
28
4. Pronominal Detachments
37
4.1. ‘Personal’ pronouns: first person: moi, nous
37
4.2. ‘Nonpersonal’ pronoun: ça
45
5. Lexical NP Detachments
49
5.1. With nonpersonal anaphor
49
5.2. With personal anaphor: NP il/elle
59
5.3. NP-LDs with nonsubject anaphors
89
5.4. The definiteness constraint
92
6. Special Cases
95
6.1. ‘Topicalization’ and ‘Focus Movement’ in spoken French
95
6.2. No-anaphor LDs
98
6.3. Double LDs
104
7. Conclusion
111
Notes
115
References
121
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