Vol. 12 No. 2 (2010)

Dilatation du temps et de l'espace: approche énonciative de "ici" et "maintenant" dans Enfance de Nathalie Sarraute

Edit Bors
Université Catholique Pázmány Péter

Published 18-04-2011

How to Cite

Bors, E. (2011). Dilatation du temps et de l’espace: approche énonciative de "ici" et "maintenant" dans Enfance de Nathalie Sarraute. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 12(2), 309–318. https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.12.2010.2.6


This paper is a contribution to the analysis of autobiographical strategies from traditional autobiography to new autobiography. Our purpose is to define the occurrences of some deictic adverbs and, further, to spell out their discursive specifics in autobiographical texts, especially in Sarraute's Enfance. Furthermore, we propose to place all these facts into an enunciative dimension and more precisely, in the perspective of the spatial and temporal deixis. This analysis is first concerned with drawing up the connections between the different values of the present tense, the complexity of personal pronouns and the occurrences of deictic adverbs, and, secondly, with examining the processes which produce the expansion of the enunciative space.