Jean-Marie Merle

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Cycnos | Volume 23 n°1

Wh‑ et la référence qualitative aux paradigmes

This paper is centered on the properties of wh‑ words: pronouns, adverbs, determiners and the conjunction whether. Wh‑ words are specialised in qualitative (semantic, notional) reference to paradigms, without determination, within a system which comprises other paradigmatics (somebody, anyone, nothing, everywhere, etc.). The properties of wh‑ words are examined in various contexts: interrogative and exclamatory sentences, concessive and relative clauses, so-called “free” or “fused” “relative” clauses, “pseudo-cleft” sentences.

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