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Connecteurs Ad Versatifs Mais Et Keshi

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The author considers the use of the adversative ke (shi) in modern Chinese and opposes it to French mais. Conducted within the framework of pragmatics, this study shows an analogous functioning for these two adversatives when they express oppositions refering to the contents of utterances but a different one when they express oppositions refering to enunciation and non-speech acts. An attempt has been also made at defining the semantieopragmatic relationship between post-subject and pre-subject ke (shi).


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