Patrick Dendale

Professor of French Language and Linguistics


Research group

Grammar and Pragmatics


  • 1) Linguistic (distributional, semantic, pragmatic) analysis of mainly French data : evidential and epistemico-modal markers (tenses, verbs, prepositions, adverbs, ...), reported speech markers, tenses (modal-evidential uses of the conditional, futur tense), spatial prepositions, pairs of synonyms. 2) Epistemological and methodological study of linguistic notions (and there mutual relations) like : evidentiality and epistemic modality (notional differences, identification criteria for markers), enunciative commitment (conceptions), dialogism or linguistics polyphony (theories).


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