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Enunciative and discursive study of English utterances in French women's magazines


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Desnica, Mirta. (2016). Enunciative and discursive study of English utterances in French women's magazines. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Linguistics.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij lingvistike) [mentor Ducard, Dominique and Pavelin Lešić, Bogdanka].

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Now days, French women’s magazines offer examples of language units in English that form or can form a complete utterance (eg. Girl power!, What else?, All they need is love, etc.). We propose to refer to them as “vogue utterances” and consider them as a manifestation of codeswitching. As this phenomenon has received little interest among linguists who deal with Anglicisms in French, since the focus has been put on loanwords or on codeswitching in oral interaction. Our aim is to describe the forms, the meaning and the context of use of English utterances in contemporary French women’s press and to characterize the writing style they are part of from a linguistic and a socio-cultural point of view. Within the theoretical framework of the French discourse analysis, we combine different approaches: syntax, phraseology, enunciative linguistics and pragmatics, text linguistics, studies of intertextuality, semiotics of discourse genres and semiotics of cultures, in order to describe different aspects of these utterances, which are remarkable for their salience and the relation they create between the participants in the communication process.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: anglicism, women’s magazines, codeswitching, enunciation, represented speech
Subjects: Linguistics
Romance languages and literatures > French language and literature
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Ducard, Dominique and Pavelin Lešić, Bogdanka
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij lingvistike
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 11:56
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 00:15

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