Analysis of the Implicit in eton Proverbs.
Théophile CALAINA, Cyrille Christal ONDOUA ENGON, Laurentine NTSIMI OWONA

This article is based on a pragmatic analysis of eton proverbs, a Bantu language, according to the classification of Dieu and Renaud (1983). This study makes it possible to return to the notion of implicit in eton proverbs. The implicit is apprehended as any content present in the discourse but which is not expressed explicitly. And one of the characteristics of the proverb is that words are not taken literally. Thus, this work consists of identifying the types of implicit contents: presupposed and understatement present in eton proverbs.

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