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« ce qu’il y a c’est que mon portefeuille il est pas extensible » : il y a et le pseudo-clivage

Abstract : Our paper first gives a general account of pseudo-clefts in contemporary French, and then focuses on the description of structures using the il y a verb (there is) (ce qu’il y a c’est… / what there is is…). The research is based on a 7 million word corpus (with a balanced proportion of written and spoken data), and provides information on the form and frequency of such structures. We propose that 4 different types should be distinguished. The first two types, which are the most frequent, are described as pseudo-clefts, on the basis of their syntactic, semantic and discursive characteristics. The two remaining types are only loosely related to pseudo-clefs and should be analyzed at the macrosyntactic or “discursive” level.
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Marie-Noëlle Roubaud, Frédéric Sabio. « ce qu’il y a c’est que mon portefeuille il est pas extensible » : il y a et le pseudo-clivage. Scolia, 2018, 32, pp.43-67. ⟨hal-02135358⟩



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