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Le démonstratif en latin tardif et altimédiéval : Étude de la documentation notariale privée rédigée en Gaule et en Italie (7e-10e siècles)

Abstract : This research project aims to further our knowledge of the processes Latin underwent to become the Romance languages of the Medieval period. More specifically, it examines the reorganisation of the demonstrative system which took place during the period where Late Latin was gradually evolving into Old French and Old Italian. This doctoral thesis builds on prior work in the field of socio-historical linguistics, and also on the socio-cultural history of the Latin West. It makes use of advances in digital technologies within the Humanities and Social Sciences, notably digital analysis techniques and methodology from the field of Corpus Linguistics. This research explores a little-known and under-researched type of text – Notarial Charters. It focuses on the pragmatico-semantic analysis of 6 word forms that have traditionally been considered demonstratives – the indexical expressions HIC, ISTE and ILLE, and the endophoric expressions IS, IDEM and IPSE. Phonetic and morpho-syntactic aspects of these demonstratives are considered where this allows for a better understanding of the demonstratives pragmatic-semantic properties. A digitised corpus of notarial charters from 7th-10th century Gaul and Southern Italy are analysed using a comparative approach, aided by the text analysis software TXM, developed by the CACTUS team (Corpus en diachronie, textométrie et usages), part of the research group IHRIM (UMR 5317). Our research offers a new perspective on the analysis of Latin demonstratives that takes into account the latest advances in the field of pragmatic-semantics. Numerous studies on demonstratives as a linguistic category have been carried out in recent decades, allowing us to propose new theories concerning not only the function of demonstratives synchronically, but also diachronically. Currently, this type of study is available for Old French and, to a lesser extent, Latin, especially the Late Latin found in hagiographical texts. At this time, studies of this type on Old Italian seem to be lacking. By offering a new theory on the function of Latin demonstratives with a diachronic perspective, which aligns well with similar work on Old French, we hope to provide a new theoretical framework which can be adapted for all forms of Latin across time, from Archaic Latin to Old French. The inclusion of Old Italian demonstratives in this study allows for a more complete picture of the evolution of Latin demonstratives into the demonstratives of Medieval Romance languages.
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Piotr Płocharz. Le démonstratif en latin tardif et altimédiéval : Étude de la documentation notariale privée rédigée en Gaule et en Italie (7e-10e siècles). Linguistique. École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, Université de Lyon, 2021. Français. ⟨NNT : 2021LYSEN045⟩. ⟨tel-03854661⟩



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