Alain Deschamps

Université Denis Diderot, Paris VII ;

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Cycnos | Volume 23 n°1

Forme schématique des prédicats

The aim of this paper is to offer a tentative formal representation of a few directional verbs (come and go, aller and venir) whose endpoint or starting point identifies with the deictic centre. The postulated abstract form of theses predicates is based on several parameters including: the original system of coordinates, endpoints or starting points, homogeneous or heterogeneous trajectories, boundaries or discontinuities. The basic abstract representation and the variation of these parameters should account for the various patterns in which these verbs are found (primarily when complemented by prepositions or by non-finite clauses).

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