A grammar of the Kaffir language by J McLaren

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In contrast, with the Récit-operator only Declarative-Assertive clause operators can occur. Notice that in Récit texts there is no room for derived illocution operators: in this type of texts so-called implicature phenomena can hardly occur. ) which may be found only in Discours texts. "RÉCIT" AND "DISCOURS" AS DISCOURSE OPERATORS 35 As regards the proposition layer, I have argued elsewhere (Moutaouakil 1993) that this layer is more likely relevant for Discours texts than for Récit texts. The main argument is this: in discourse the propositions express a (possi­ ble) fact which can be judged as true or false, believed or disbelieved, hoped or wished, known or thought, because of this they presuppose a (real) speaker who expresses these different attitudes toward the fact involved.

Ii) A: John is a good linguist. B: No, John is not a good linguist. He is a good philosopher. References Barthes, Roland. 1976. S/Z. Paris: Point. Benveniste, Emile. 1966. Problèmes de linguistique générale. Paris: Seuil. Bolkestein, A. Machtelt. 1985. " In Bolkestein et al. (eds), 1-14. Bolkestein, A. Machtelt, Casper de Groot and J. Lachlan Mackenzie (eds). 1985. Syntax and pragmatics in Functional Grammar. Dordrecht: Foris. , Roel M. Vismans, Christopher S. Butler and Richard A. Gatward (eds).

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