Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres
Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres

Replication as speech enactment marker

Boland, Raphaël ULiège
Promotor(s) : Perrez, Julien ULiège
Date of defense : 19-Jun-2020/27-Jun-2020 • Permalink :
Title : Replication as speech enactment marker
Translated title : [fr] La réplication comme signal du discours énacté
Author : Boland, Raphaël ULiège
Date of defense  : 19-Jun-2020/27-Jun-2020
Advisor(s) : Perrez, Julien ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Brems, Lieselotte ULiège
Badir, Sémir ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 89
Keywords : [en] repetition
[en] reported speech
[en] reduplication
[en] enacted speech
[en] pragmatics
Discipline(s) : Arts & humanities > Languages & linguistics
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en linguistique, à finalité approfondie
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres


[en] This thesis attempts to draw together all kinds of repetitions in discourse (reported speech, repetition and reduplication, collectively called replication) under a same approach that deals with them as speech enactment markers. An enactment can be defined as a way to negotiate expressive meaning in a specific place, so that partners of conversation can reach an appropriate interpretation of what is meant. Replication has itself the ability to regulate the expressive meaning, and participates therefore in the enactment of the speech. Regulation through replication can be made either by explicitly foregrounding what has to be inferred, by echoing one’own or somebody else’s words, or by sharing a mode of presence through modulation of a word’s tension. For all these reasons, it can be argued that replication is an essential device to align point of views and to synchronize speakers around a common perspective.



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  • Boland, Raphaël ULiège Université de Liège > Master ling., à fin.


Committee's member(s)

  • Brems, Lieselotte ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Langue anglaise & Linguist.synchro.& l'anglais
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  • Badir, Sémir ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues et littératures romanes > Sciences du langage - Rhétorique
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