Argot du corps et dépréciation. Formes et valeurs d’une pratique discursive de moquerie

Journal Title: Argotica - Year 2012, Vol 0, Issue 1

Abstract

Fatso, big lump, fatty: a few examples of remarks that, when pronounced in certain situations, seek to affect a person in their well being and their identity via a remark on their physical appearance. The article looks at lexical forms used by children that mock peers, who are fat or obese. The study is not a socio-linguistic study that uses, for example, empirical data collected in the form of video or audio recordings, or in oral interviews. It analyses remarks attributed to characters and looks at the image that is given of children’s society in four publications of children’s literature. The line of research adopted – the relationships between forms and values – explains the choice made: fiction brings together a certain number of forms, and the lines of meaning that they create allow one to question the pragmatic values of these forms. Before addressing these two points, the dissertation will specify the scope of the study and will then present the corpus studied.

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Florence Charles

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Florence Charles (2012). Argot du corps et dépréciation. Formes et valeurs d’une pratique discursive de moquerie. Argotica, 0(1), 27-37. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-198631