Denis Jamet


Université de Lyon III, djamet@univ-lyon3.fr

Articles de l'auteur


Cycnos | Volume 21 n°1

A rose is a rose is (not) a rose : De l’identification métaphorique ?

L’auteur s’interroge sur la nature de l’identification censée être à l’œuvre lors de l’énonciation métaphorique, ainsi que sur celle du BE apparaissant dans le cadre de l’énonciation métaphorique. Est-ce un BE d’identification, d’équivalence, un BE locatif, existentiel, etc. ? En convoquant les développements de la linguistique cognitive (Conceptual Metaphor Theory et Blending Theory), il essaie d’y donner une réponse aussi bien au niveau conceptuel qu’au niveau linguistique, pour conclure que les cas d’identification lors de l’énonciation métaphorique sont assez rares, le processus de métaphorisation se basant parfois plus sur les différences que sur les similarités. The author focuses his attention on the nature of the identification which is supposedly at the root of metaphorical enunciation, as well as on the nature of BE found in metaphorical utterances. Is it a marker of identification, of equivalence, or rather a locative or existential BE? He uses two cognitive linguistic theories (Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Blending Theory) and tries to give an answer on the linguistic and on the cognitive levels. He concludes by showing that there are few cases of identification during metaphorical enunciation as the metaphorization process is more often based on differences than on similarities.

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Cycnos | Volume 23 n°1

Les suites N2s N1 : de la nature qualitative du déterminant N2 ?

The idea of this article stems from a simple observation: in compound nouns following the Noun + Noun pattern, the first noun is generally in the singular form, in other words, without any plural inflection. Yet there are numerous counter-examples (the so-called “plural attributives”), and it is the duty of the linguist to try and explain why such compounds are nevertheless generated. This is what this article is aimed at. To achieve this goal, it will take the various branches of linguistics into account: morphology, syntax, phonology, semantics, but also the frequency of occurrence and the utterer-centered dimension peculiar to each discursive production of compound nouns.

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