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CAREL, Marion. From the soldiers of Year II to the soldiers of Year XV: an argumentative analysis of the word war. Tóp. Sem [online]. 2016, n.35, pp.23-50. ISSN 2594-0619.

What can text analysis expect from analysis of words? Obviously, texts are made up of words, hence establishing the meaning of the words that compose them helps text interpretation. But how could one imagine to describe every word of a text? The argumentative analysis presented here proposes to limit the description to certain words: not to the most frequent ones but to those which meaning structures the text (according to the interpreter). Given that words are associated by the Semantic Blocks Theory to argumentative schemes, it is possible to show how the text is organized following those schemes, realizing them, adding other schemes, and, finally, forgetting some others.

Keywords : war; poetry; lexical items.

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