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Name: Louis  A. de Saussure
Institution: Université de Neuchâtel
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.louisdesaussure.tk
State and/or Country: Switzerland   
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Linguistic Theories
Philosophy of Language
History of Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
Specialty: Tense and aspect in French
Selected Publications: BOOKS (Monographs and collections)

- Saussure, L. de (2003) Temps et pertinence, Louvain-la-Neuve, Duculot / de Boeck

- Saussure, L. de (2000) Pragmatique temporelle des énoncés négatifs (Thèse, Université de Genève).

- Saussure L. de & Schulz P. (eds) (in press): Manipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century: Discourse, Language, Mind, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

- Saussure L. de (ed) (sous presse), Nouvelles perspectives sur Saussure. Mélanges offerts à René Amacker, Publications du Cercle Ferdinand de Saussure, Genève : Droz.

- Auchlin A., Burger M., Filliettaz L., Grobet A., Moeschler J., Perrin L., Rossari C. & L. de Saussure (éds) (2004), Discours et structure, Québec: Nota-bene.

- Moeschler J., Jayez J., Kozlowska M., Luscher J.-M, de Saussure L. & Sthioul B. (1998), Le temps des événements. Pragmatique de la référence temporelle, Paris, Kimé.

- (En préparation: Luscher J.-M., Moeschler J., Puskas G. & Saussure L. de, Cahiers Chronos numéros 18 et 19).

ARTICLES: see website
Announced on LINGUIST :  Manipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century
 Recent Advances in the Syntax and Semantics of Tense, Aspect and Modality
 Etudes sémantiques et pragmatiques sur le temps, l'aspect et la modalité
 Tense, Mood and Aspect
 Information temporelle, procédures et ordre discursif
 Etudes de sémantique et pragmatique françaises
 Grammaire, lexique, référence. Regards sur le sens
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Tense, Mood and Aspect
 Manipulation and Ideologies in the Twentieth Century
 Grammaire, lexique, référence. Regards sur le sens
Courses Taught: - Time, Modality, Aspect
- Philosophy of Language
- Semantics and pragmatics
- Introduction to general linguistics
- Discourse analysis
- Saussurean linguistics
- Relevance theory
Academic Paper Abstract: Le passé composé en usage futur et la pertinence au présent
A cognitive-pragmatic view of the French epistemic future

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