THE ARTICLE OF EXTENSION IN PERCHERON STYLE
L’ARTICLE D’EXTENSION EN PERCHERON
ARTICOLUL DE EXTENSIE IN STIL PERCHERON
Enseignante de F.L.E.
à l’Université de Gênes – Italie
This study follows-up an investigation carried on within a doctoral thesis on the spoken language in the canton of Moragne-au-Perche (Lower Normandy). It lists the specific uses of the extension articles for this spoken language which are in opposition with the ones in French. The study shows that the extension article may illustrate the three points which Gustave Guillaume recognizes for the article: 1. The article is originally required by the need for more intense, more original representation, than the one resulting just from the noun; 2. In certain uses, the article takes an anaphoric value which allies to the emphatic one; 3. The article solves the issues set by the difference between the strength of the noun and the effect of it.