LINGUIST List 15.528

Mon Feb 9 2004

Books: Modified Issue 15.472: Gueron et al (Eds.)

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Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 14:15:51 -0500 (EST)
From: publidix <publidixu-paris10.fr>
Subject: Temps et point de vue/ Tense and Point of View: Gueron, Tasmowski (Eds.)



Title: Universit� de Paris X
Subtitle: Temps et point de vue/ Tense and Point of View

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Universit� de Paris X

Editor: Jacqueline Gu�ron
Editor: Liliane Tasmowski

Paperback: ISBN: 2950936725, Pages: 410, Price: EUR 28
	 Comment: + EUR 4.50 for shipment


Abstract:

Tense and Point of View contains the texts of fourteen presentations
given at an international colloquium in Paris in December 2001. Its
subject is the grammatical representation of the times on which states
and events are placed and the way temporal representations produced by
a speaker in a given context are inserted into sentence structure. To
try to understand how the grammar encodes the way human beings
perceive the passage of time through the representation of events
located at points and intervals of time is an exciting persuit in
itself. It is also a timely persuit in view of the present state of
linguistic ressearch in which formal approaches to language try to
justify themselves by incorporating ever finer empirical distinctions,
and textual descriptions try to avoid the double trap of circularity
and paraphrase.

The matter of the literary work is same that the linguist deals with,
but it functions with respect to its own goals. One may ask whether
the instruments which linguists have forged can provide the categories
and principles which are necessary to understand, albeit partially,
literary texts. Starting from one exemplary text, this volume
reexamines problems in the representation of time and point of view
which literature has long studied and opens a path to a reconciliation
of the two types of inquiry.

Temps et point de vue pr�sente le texte de quatorze communications
tenues lors d'un colloque international qui a eu lieu � Paris en
d�cembre 2001. Son sujet est la repr�sentation en grammaire du temps
des �ventualit�s et la mani�re dont ces repr�sentations, produites par
un locuteur en contexte, sont inscrites dans la structure g�n�rale des
�nonc�s. Essayer de comprendre comment la grammaire encode la fa�on
dont les humains per�oivent le passage du temps � travers les
�v�nements localis�s � des moments et dans des intervalles temporels
est certainement une entreprise passionnante en soi. Elle est en outre
tout � fait pertinente par rapport � l'�tat actuel de la linguistique
où l'on voit les formalismes chercher � se justifier par
l'incorporation de distinctions empiriques de plus en plus fines,
tandis que les descriptions textuelles tentent d'�chapper au double
pi�ge de la circularit� et de la paraphrase.

Le mat�riau de l'oeuvre litt�raire �tant le m�me que celui du
linguiste, mais fa�onn� en fonction d'un dessein propre, on peut se
demander si les instruments que celui-ci se donne peuvent fournir les
cat�gories et les principes n�cessaires pour permettre une
compr�hension fut-elle partielle des effets vis�s par l'oeuvre
litt�raire. A partir d'un texte exemplaire, le pr�sent volume retrouve
des probl�mes de repr�sentation du temps et de perspective que la
litt�rature a abord� depuis bien longtemps et qui fait augurer d'un
rapprochement entre les deux voies d'enqu�te.

Published by:

Publidix, Universit� Paris X - Nanterre
200 Ave. de la R�publique
F-92001 Nanterre cedex.
email: publidixu-paris10.fr


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