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La théorie de la prédication entre logique et linguistique
The theory of predication between logic and linguistics

Author(s): Dinu Moscal
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Alfa
Keywords: linguistic predicate, logical predicate, copula verb, semantics, syntax

Summary/Abstract: The general perception on the predicate in grammar goes back, in principle, on a tradition being grounded on Aristotle’s theory regarding the phenomenon of predication. The special situation of the nominal predicate is itself a theme with a long history in the logical and linguistic research. Our study highlights the need for a distinction between the concept of ‘predicate’ from the linguistic level and the same concept from the level of logic. The analysis on the nominal predicate provides the opportunity of drawing a clear cut distinction between the logical hierarchy and the linguistic hierarchy of its constitutive elements.

  • Issue Year: X/2014
  • Issue No: 1 (19)
  • Page Range: 195-205
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: French