StatusThe thesis was presented on the 10 May, 2005
Approved by NCAA on the 22 September, 2005
Abstract– 0.18 Mb / in romanian
The present thesis investigates the connections of discourse units due to French nominal substitutes.
The problem of discourse connections is studied in typological, structural and categorial perspectives which make evident the following discourse units: the formally independent sentence which is semantically dependent, the super-sentence, the semantic-syntacticblock, the retort and the sequence. There are formal and semantic concatenations between these units.
The formal concatenations due to the iteration, the junction, the agglutination, the syntactic parallelism and the formal valence condition the cohesion.
The semantic concatenations of discourse units condition the coherence. The coherence parameters are the recurrence (that is the substitution and the paraphrase), the ellipsis, the aspect, the time, the semantic parallelism, the thematic or denotative continuity and the interaction of semantic and functional categories.
The substitution relies on the substituted chain and the substitute. The substituted chain is defined like a discourse segment which is replaced by an other discourse segment. The substitute is the discourse element which replaces an other discourse element and synthesizes, generalizes, concretizes, qualifies, intensifies, diminishes or enriches its categorical values.
The researchers are very interested in studying nominal substitutes, because the noun is one of the central parts of speech in all the languages.
Nominal substitutes realize the segmentary and super-segmentary representations which condition a