Bedeutungskonstitution in der Interaktion : die Partikel bien im gesprochenen Französisch

Thaler, Verena

Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2017
The title of a journal, publication series: Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie : ZRP
Volume: 133
Issue number: 1
Page range: 30-56
Place of publication: Berlin
Publishing house: de Gruyter
ISSN: 0049-8661 , 1865-9063
Publication language: German
Institution: School of Humanities > Romanische Sprach- Romanische Sprach- u. Medienwissenschaft (Eckkrammer 2009-2023)u. Medienwissenschaft (Eckkrammer 2009-)
Subject: 440 French, Romance languages in general
Individual keywords (German): Modalpartikeln , interaktionale Linguistik , Konversationsanalyse , gesprochenes Französisch , diskursive Funktionen , Kontextualisierung , metapragmatische Instruktion
Keywords (English): modal particles , interactional linguistics , conversation analysis , spoken French , discourse functions , contextualization , metapragmatic instruction
Abstract: The paper is concerned with the semantics of the French particle 'bien' in spoken interaction. It argues that linguistic structures are shaped by their use in interaction and thus have to be described in relation to their interactional context. 'Bien' is commonly described as a modal adverb (e.g. Il est bien habillé. ‚He is well dressed‘) or as an adverb of degree (e.g. Il est bien grand pour son âge. ‘He is rather tall for his age’). In certain contexts, however, it appears to be used as a modal particle, as argued in this paper (e.g. C’est bien la première fois que ça m’arrive. ‘It‘s [MP] the first time that happens to me‘). The study shows that this use can be related not only to a number of syntactic and structural restrictions but also to specific sequential patterns, to a particular stance of the speaker toward the proposition expressed and to a specific discourse function. The latter consists in referring to contextual elements that are in contrast to the proposition of the current utterance. 'Bien' thus functions as a kind of contextualization cue and as an instruction to the hearer to take the proposition into account.

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