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Des adverbes entre espace et temps. Le cas singulier de "ici", "d'ici", "jusqu'ici"

Abstract : Many studies have been devoted to the devices which, in most languages, make it possible to establish a link between the representation and expression of phenomena in space on the one hand, and time on the other. The focus of these studies has tended to be lexical elements, in particular verbs, adjectives or prepositions. Adverbs, on the contrary, have received little attention, which may be accounted by the fact that few adverbs seem capable of receiving both a spatial and a temporal interpretation. A first objective of this paper is to identify such adverbs. The focus will then turn to the case of the adverb " ici ", and to the specific conditions of use which lead to a spatial or a temporal interpretation. Not only is the temporal interpretation restricted to cooccurrence with " jusque " and " de ", but even in such contexts " ici " may be interpreted either temporally or spatially depending on syntactic and discursive constraints. On the basis of these specific constraints applying to " ici "", and on the scarcity of adverbs accepting both values, we show that adverbs in general tend not to be a productive category as regards movement between space and time.
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Anne Le Draoulec. Des adverbes entre espace et temps. Le cas singulier de "ici", "d'ici", "jusqu'ici". Faits de langues, Brill, 2013, pp.87-107. ⟨hal-00952341⟩

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