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Structures de la Pensee: Modes / Temps / Aspects / Modes de Proces en Anglais et en Francais

Structures de la Pensee: Modes / Temps / Aspects / Modes de Proces en Anglais et en Francais (Hardback)

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Structures de la Pensee est une etude detaillee des formes verbales du francais et de l'anglais a la lumiere d'une nouvelle theorie. Presentant les modes verbaux, les valeurs temporelles, les aspects et les modes de proces en fonction des differentes operations mentales qu'ils representent et/ ou des differents angles sous lesquels l'on percoit la realite, elle fournit des apercus tres fins de la semiologie grammaticale des formes verbales des deux langues et de leur fonctionnement dans le discours. Pour ce qui est de l'efficacite de l'approche comme outil descriptif, cela ne peut faire aucun doute, car on en trouve la demonstration dans tous les emplois, meme les plus exotiques. Structures de la pensee is a detailed study of the verb forms of French and English based on a refreshingly new approach to linguistic analysis. Describing verb moods, tenses, aspects and modes of verbal process in terms of the structures of abstract thought and presenting the verb forms of the indicative as bundles of distinctive features, the work provides interesting new insights into the grammatical meaning and function of the verb forms in discourse.

As for the effectiveness of the method as a descriptive tool, it is demonstrated by its precise explanation of even the most exotic verb usage.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsGrammar, syntaxLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguistics Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc Publication Date: 01/03/1993 ISBN-13: 9780820418803  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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L'auteur: Edouard Matte est l'auteur de plusieurs articles publies dans des journaux savants et de deux livres, dont Histoire des modes phonetiques du francais et French and English Verbal Systems (Peter Lang, 1989). Citoyen et Canadien de naissance, il a recu son B.A. en francais et en histoire de l'Universite de Colombie Britannique et obtenu sa maitrise et son doctorat en litterature et en linguistique francaises a l'Universite de Californie (Santa Barbara). A l'heure actuelle, il est professeur adjoint au Departement de francais de l'U.C.B. The Author: Edward Matte is an Associate Professor in the Department of French at the University of British Columbia. A Canadian citizen by birth he received his B.A. in French and History from U.B.C. and his M.A. and Ph.D. in French Literature and Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to a number of articles in professional journals, he wrote Historie des Modes phonetiques du Francais (Librairie Dros, 1982), and French and English Verbal Systems (Peter Lang, 1989).

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