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The dico form: An autonymous marker

La forme 'dico' comme balise autonymique

Tatiana Taous


In this paper we review a specific use of the 'dico' form: its use as autonymous marker. From a corpus of Latin texts (from the archaic period to the Flavian Age), we try to determine if this use is correlated to specific linguistic configurations. After reminding that the 'dico' form could be used in the self-quotation with different values (over-enunciative and autonymous) often connected with the morphosyntactic form of the quoted speech, we study more specifically the linguistic conditions of emergence of the 'dico' form as autonymous marker and review different criteria: contextual, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic. In the last part of this paper, we propose to focus our attention on two particularly relevant phenomena: the autodiaphonic repetitions and the case particularities of the word used in autonymy with 'dico'.
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hal-03132227 , version 1 (19-02-2021)
hal-03132227 , version 2 (16-10-2021)


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Tatiana Taous. The dico form: An autonymous marker. Journal of Latin Linguistics, 2017, 16 (2), pp.219-237. ⟨hal-03132227v1⟩
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