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Phonography: The Written Representation of Spoken French

La représentation écrite de l’oral en français

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This study proposes an ambitious typology of the written representation of oral speech. It is based on a detailed semiological examination of the relationship between orality and literacy as well as on an analysis of data stemming from literary discourse. Three types of representation of orality are distinguished, where the written form appeals to the phonographic system, the metalinguistic semantics or the prosodic performance of the reader.

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Rudolf Mahrer, Lausanne University, Switzerland.
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Audience: Academics (French Studies, Romance Studies, Variational Linguistics)