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Clause-combining and the sequencing of actions: projector constructions in French conversation
Résumé This paper extends recent discussions on projector constructions to another language (French), and to a further set of linguistic formats. I propose a reanalysis, in the light of the sequential organization of actions, of the je veux dire ‘I want to say’+ complement clause pattern, the il y a ‘there is’ presentational cleft and the pseudocleft construction. I first identify a recurrent constructional schema consisting of an initial ‘fragment’ (je veux dire, il y a NP or ce qui/ce que x) followed by a syntactically independent stretch of talk. I then show that these fragments routinely accomplish a specific social action, namely projecting upcoming talk. By means of these projector constructions, speakers recipient-design their turns, helping recipients to monitor through the complex architecture of talk. I conclude by discussing implications regarding the on-line character of grammar.
   
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Citation Pekarek Doehler, S. (2011). Clause-combining and the sequencing of actions: projector constructions in French conversation. In R. Laury, & R. Suzuki (Eds.) Subordination in conversation: a crosslinguistic perspective. (pp. 103-148). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
   
Type Chapitre de livre (Anglais)
Année 2011
Editeur Ritva Laury, Ryoko Suzuki
Titre du livre Subordination in conversation: a crosslinguistic perspective
Editeur commercial John Benjamins (Amsterdam)
Pages 103-148