La temporalité linguistique : circonscrire un objet d'analyse ainsi que des finalités à cette analyse

Abstract : What is at issue when one addresses the question of temporality in texts? In the computational linguistics paradigm, temporality appears to be always related to certain specific purposes, whereas in the linguistics paradigm temporality is usually defined as an analytical object. It seemed extremely fruitful to us in this exploratory study of the field to attempt to combine these two approaches in order to achieve an operational description of the concept. Investigating temporality via the categories of Tense, Aspect and Modality on the one hand, and the Enunciative Dimension on the other, is a ‘classical' approach, in particular within enunciative linguistics. Studies are confined however to the sentence level, and describing the modus operandi these four analytical dimensions on the textual level still remains to be accomplished. This is the research avenue we explore here. Our aim is to clarify the principle of a certain dynamics at work in temporal reference in texts. We here present an initial modeling of this dynamics in which we distinguish different levels of temporal reference and possible navigational paths between them. A longer-term challenge, both theoretical and applied, of this research is to posit that an essential part of the modeling process is to characterize the needs of the end-users. We currently envisage this via the development of interactive tools to enable different forms of ‘temporal readings' of a text.
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Delphine Battistelli. La temporalité linguistique : circonscrire un objet d'analyse ainsi que des finalités à cette analyse. Linguistique. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2009. ⟨tel-00452464⟩

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