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À propos des éléments de langage

Abstract : The French phrase “élément(s) de langage” (lit. ‘language element(s)‘), which can be translated into English as “talking point(s)”, has recently acquired popularity in France’s media and has become a hot topic as regards to how French politicians deliver messages to the public. Unlike standard speeches and public statements, which are written by spin doctors, talking points are generally perceived as some kind of “linguistic dishonesty”. This paper aims at clarifying what the phrase “élément(s) de langage” actually means. In order to do so, we conduct a lexicological study of this term, which allows us to identify three distinct senses. A lexicographic description is drafted for each of these senses, using the Explanatory Combinatorial Lexicology approach as implemented in the French Lexical Network project.
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Alain Polguère. À propos des éléments de langage. The Languages of Politics / La politique et ses langages – Volume 2, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.47-65, 2016. ⟨hal-01391848⟩



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