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  • Lucie GOURNAY (Paris-Est Créteil)
    Connecteurs et altérités dans une perspective contrastive français-anglais
    (Connectors and the expression of contrast: a French-English comparative study)
    2011, Vol. XVI-2, pp. 75-89

    This paper focuses on the contribution supplied by a cross-linguistic approach of the diversity of discourse connectives. It includes two case-studies, which aim at implementations in the lexicological and teaching fields: first, the non equivalence of mais / but when sentence-initial mais does not mark an argumentative opposition; second, false cognates actually / actuellement which hardly ever correspond. These two complementary case-studies illustrate two cases of non direct translation.