Article in:Revue Romane: Online-First Articles
Paris-Brest de Tanguy Viel
Un roman « évidentiel »
This article deals with the argumentative function of evidential markers in Viel’s novel Paris-Brest. We argue that the combination between reported speeches and evidentials allows the internal narrator to build contexts where his moral responsibility is successfully denied. More specifically, we analyse the expressive effects conveyed by the different types of the evidentials he resorts to in terms of epistemic commitment and reliability.
Keywords: Tanguy Viel, Paris-Brest (novel), French, evidential markers, commitment, epistemic modality, argumentation
Published online: 04 May 2021
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