Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

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.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [12 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal-normandie-univ.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02152472
Contributor : Eric Gilbert <>
Submitted on : Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 3:04:21 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 1:40:07 AM

File

Between ou l'espace d'une rela...
Files produced by the author(s)

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-02152472, version 1

Collections

Citation

Eric Gilbert. Between ou l'espace d'une relation. Rivages linguistiques, 2012. ⟨hal-02152472⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

14

Files downloads

19