Simplement, as a Metalinguistic Operator
Author: Nyan, T.
Source: Argumentation, Volume 13, Number 3, August 1999 , pp. 275-295(21)
Abstract:This paper aims to provide a description of a metalinguistic use of simplement, one which occurs primarily in ce n'est pas que P simplement Q constructions. The two main points that will be raised concern the nature and function of the negation preceding P, and the meaning of simplement, which, following Anscombre and Ducrot, I will construe in procedural terms.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Department of French Studies, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Publication date: August 1, 1999