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LINGUIST List 16.2201

Mon Jul 18 2005

Diss: Historical Ling/Semantics: Papahagi: 'Les ...'

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Message 1: Les prépositions de la trajectoire en français et en roumain. Etude synchronique et diachronique
Date: 17-Jul-2005
From: Cristiana Papahagi <cpapahagiaol.com>
Subject: Les prépositions de la trajectoire en français et en roumain. Etude synchronique et diachronique


Institution: University of Paris 3, Sorbonne Nouvelle
Program: Doctorat en Sciences du langage
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2005

Author: Cristiana Papahagi

Dissertation Title: Les prépositions de la trajectoire en français et en roumain. Etude synchronique et diachronique

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): French (FRN)
                            Latin (LTN)
                            Romanian (RUM)
Language Family(ies): Romance

Dissertation Director:
Anne-Marie Berthonneau
Alexandra Cunita
Walter De Mulder
Pierre Le Goffice

Dissertation Abstract:

Path Prepositions in French and Romanian. A Synchronic and Diachronic Study

The present dissertation is a study of path prepositions in French and
Romanian: Fr. de, depuis, par, jusqu'à..., Rom. de, pe, pânæ... These
prepositions make up a distinct class of state prepositions defined by
their ability to transform the contexts in which they appear (movement,
perception, etc.) into a path. This is the case even in these two
verb-framed Romance languages.

Moreover, path prepositions do not configure the landmark they introduce,
as is shown by the fact - optional in French, grammatical in Romanian -
that they can determine prepositional phrases and topological adverbs: Fr.
de sous, par où..., Rom. de la, pânæ unde... It is also noteworthy that the
category of path prepositions is a recent innovation in these two
languages. The previous marking of path was made by verbal satellites in
Latin, and by prepositional compounds in Low Latin, Old French and Old
Romanian.

The existence of path prepositions is thus a peculiarity of Romance
languages, which nevertheless brings them closer to the satellite-framed
languages (e.g. the Germanic ones).





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