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Expression de la limite : l’exemple de ‘knapp + verbe’ en allemand

Nathalie Schnitzer 1
1 BCL, équipe Linguistique de l’énonciation
BCL - Bases, Corpus, Langage (UMR 7320 - UCA / CNRS)
Abstract : The German word knapp, which is sometimes an adjective, sometimes an adverb, is a marker of narrowness that has no direct equivalent in French. This paper puts forward a typology of the uses of “knapp + verb” which takes into account the various meanings produced by this association. The emphasis is laid upon the relationship between “knapp + verb” and the expression of the proximity of a limit, a frontier, a critical threshold. The theoretical reflection is based on the notion of a frontier perceived in discourse as having some thickness. The empirical work is dedicated to the analysis of examples taken from an electronic database. The analysis of the corpus enables me to make out correlations between the internal aspect (Aktionsart) of the verb associated with knapp, and the way in which the dependence to the frontier is expressed in a given context.
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Nathalie Schnitzer. Expression de la limite : l’exemple de ‘knapp + verbe’ en allemand. Les cahiers de praxématique, Montpellier : Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2006-, 2009, La notion de Frontière notionnelle et de son utilité pour l'analyse linguistique (53), pp.57-76. ⟨hal-01364258⟩



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