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  focalisation1
  focalisation2
  focalisation externe
  focalisation interne
  focalisation3
  focalisé
  focaliser (sur)
focus1
  focus2
  folklore
  folklorique
  folkloriste
  fonctif
  fonction1
  fonction2

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assertion2

Fr    focus, posé

nS

Synonym(s): focus1

Antonym(s): presupposition

Related term(s): entailment, explicit, topic1

Domain: Logic, Semantics

Source(s):

Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 272 (affirmation)
DUCROT, Oswald and TODOROV, Tzvetan. (1979 [trans.]) Encyclopedic Dictionary of the  Sciences of Language. Trans. by Catherine Porter. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 


ELL: 4484
The Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. (1994) Oxford: Pergamon Press.


Givon 1984: 256
GIVON, Talmy. (1984) Syntax: A Functional-Typological Introduction, Vols. I & II. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (SY)


Levinson 1983: 173
LEVINSON, Stephen C. (1983) Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (PR)


Sperber & Wilson 1988: 214-215
SPERBER, Dan & WILSON, Deirdre. (1988) Relevance: Communication and Cognition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press. (PR)


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  aspectual character
  aspirate
  aspirate 'h'
  aspirated
  aspiration
  assert
  assertion1
assertion2
  assertive
  assertor
  assibilate
  assibilation
  assign (a value to)
  assign (to)
  assignment1

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