A NEW LOOK AT A DEBATE THAT INFLUENCED FRENCH LINGUISTICS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (LE FRANÇAIS MODERNE, 1950-1960) Cover Image
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NOUVEAU REGARD SUR UN DÉBAT QUI A MARQUÉ LA LINGUISTIQUE EN FRANCE AU MILIEU DU XXE SIÈCLE (LE FRANÇAIS MODERNE, 1950-1960)
A NEW LOOK AT A DEBATE THAT INFLUENCED FRENCH LINGUISTICS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (LE FRANÇAIS MODERNE, 1950-1960)

Author(s): Louis Begioni, Alvaro Rocchetti
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: time representation; indicative; psychomechanics; psychosystematic; future; past simple; subjunctive; imperfect.

Summary/Abstract: A New Look at a Debate That Influenced French Linguistics in the Middle of the Twentieth Century (Le français moderne, 1950-1960). The present article is a reanalysis of some of the discussion points raised by a significant number of linguists 55 years ago. The discussion went through a period of ten years during the last century and led to 18 articles in Le français moderne. This new study is based on time representation in French and the methodology one should adopt while investigating it. Even though one of the linguists was a foreigner, the discussion was centered only on the French language back then. My purpose here is to show that a comparison between French and other Romance languages such as Italian and Romanian could have avoided the confusions that occurred but only after the correction of some of the perspectives.

  • Issue Year: 60/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 249-262
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: French