Comment éditer un cours ? L’exemple de la collaboration de Louis Havet et d’Antoine Meillet

Abstract : Publishing a university course is a well-established practice in the academic world. It raises issues full of interest to linguists as well as to historians of science. This paper aims at describing the published course as a genre: we investigate the boundaries of this complex cultural object and we reflect on its characteristics. First, based on a corpus of university courses published since the end of the 18th century, we offer a taxonomy of attested editorial configurations and we discuss the main problems faced when editing this type of writings. Then, we focus on a particular case within this general overview: how a professor, Louis Havet, and a listener, Antoine Meillet, collaborated in order to edit a course in Latin metrics taught at the Sorbonne in 1887. This collaboration provides a typical example of master-disciple relationship. It also gives insights on motives and operations that determine the publication of a university course at the end of the 19th century.
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Pierre-Yves Testenoire. Comment éditer un cours ? L’exemple de la collaboration de Louis Havet et d’Antoine Meillet. Langages, Armand Colin (Larousse jusqu'en 2003), 2018, Le cours de linguistique. Formes, genèses et interprétations de notes d'auditeurs, 209, pp.35-57. ⟨hal-01756080⟩

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