Edited By Peter Blumenthal, Iva Novakova and Dirk Siepmann
How do words allow us to understand these obscure objects that are our emotions? Do various European languages offer the same perspective on this changing reality, when explored by several applied disciplines (language teaching, lexicography, natural language processing)? This volume offers answers by highlighting theoretical and methodological innovations in lexical semantics and discourse analysis.
Rôles discursifs et argumentatifs de la lexie hystérie et de ses entours dans le discours journalistique – Véronique Magaud
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Rôles discursifs et argumentatifs de la lexie hystérie et de ses entours dans le discours journalistique
This chapter focuses on the lexeme hysteria and its surroundings in the journalistic discourse. It is based on excerpts from various types of articles of French national left-wing newspapers since the 1990s. It aims at exploring the role of the lexeme and its syntactic and discursive contexts in the narrative and argumentative organization of the articles. The study examines how the lexeme contributes to creating a mimesis of emotions and events, and also shows how it is involved in the narrative of the events and in the prioritization of reported views.