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La représentation cognitive du temps et de l'espace: étude pragmatique des données linguistiques en français et dans d'autres langues

Abstract : All works note the proximity between the representation of time and the representation of space, whatever the language considered. In a comparative perspective, bearing both on indo-European — French, English, slavic languages — and non-indo-European languages — Arab, Swahili, Louo, Kikuyu, Japanese —, the goal of the present work is to examine the hypothesis that the proximity between the linguistic representation of space and that of time corresponds to a proximity between their cognitive representations. We take as our starting point the hypothesis that the representation of space precedes and constrains that of time, on the basis of common cognitive abstractions. From a wide corpus drawn from literature and bearing on French prepositions, we will propose a semantics for those prepositions on the basis of Casati and Varzi's spatial ontology. We will then confront this semantics to data drawn from English, Slavic languages, Swahili, Louo, Kikuyu, Japanese and Arab. Our conclusion is that the hypothesis according to which the cognition of space precedes and constrains that of time also explains the proximity between their linguistic representations.
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Tijana Asic. La représentation cognitive du temps et de l'espace: étude pragmatique des données linguistiques en français et dans d'autres langues. Linguistique. Université Lumière - Lyon II, 2004. Français. ⟨tel-00007999⟩

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