(Română) « OÙ EST JE ? » : PRÉSENCE ET ABSENCE DU MOI EN LANGUE ET EN DISCOURS

Posted On Jul 18 2014 by

In the language system, person and personal marks supposedly refer to the speech participants and leave traces in discourse. Not all grammatical traditions consider the speaker, referred to by I, to be the central first person, as opposed to a non-participant third person outsider. Moreover, I does not automatically represent the actual speaker and may be used as a mask for different fictitious characters or even objects. Lyrical utterance may blur the standard speaker vs addressee opposition. Finally, language diversity shows that beyond the self-representation of speaking subjects, grammatical persons may represent missing or non-existent speakers, merge speaker and addressee, …