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Between ou l'espace d'une relation

Abstract : In this paper, we try to show that all the different values of the preposition between can be reduced to a single basic operation. Between builds a disjunctive relation between the entities constituting its complement, which of course is required to be plural, and it is relative to this relation that another term is then located, be it an isolated noun phrase or a proposition. Depending on the notional properties of the terms that compose it, this schematic structure will yield various semantic results. We are not advocating a polysemic nor a monosemic analysis, in which a core meaning would be reshaped, but rather a dynamic approach where meaning is constructed and can be accounted solely by the interaction of the preposition and its contextual environment.
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Eric Gilbert. Between ou l'espace d'une relation. Rivages linguistiques, 2012. ⟨hal-02152472⟩



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