The basic syntagmatic act is predication

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Title:The basic syntagmatic act is predication
Creators:
Raynaud, Savina; savina dot raynaud at unicatt dot it; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, 20123
Journal or Publication Title:
Slovo a slovesnost, 69, 1-2, pp. 49-67
Uncontrolled Keywords:predication, syntax, syntagmatic act, utterance, sentence, function, thetic judgements and themes, verbal heads, syntactic treebanks

Abstract

This article considers three periods of the theory of predication in the Prague Linguistic Circle. The first belongs to the classical period, the second to the 1960s and the final and current one begins in the 1990s. The work of three particular authors, Mathesius, Daneš, and Sgall, is discussed. Four questions arise: 1) Was Mathesius an inspirational source for the second 1929 Thesis? 2) What were the historical and epistemological roots of the rather strong link between philosophy of language and linguistics during the first period? 3) Why is indexicality not recognized by Daneš as the semiotic device which associates predication with those aspects of the sentence which potentially place it in relation with a situation? 4)Why is the relationship between the Praguian idea of ‘function’ and the Fregean one, i.e. the logico-semantic concept which gives foundation to the philosophical truth-functional approach in semantics, and which explains the so-called “predicative-argumental structure”, not recognized as noteworthy? What, in fact, is a function? In conclusion, this article sketches the project of a Latin Dependency Treebank developed on the basis of the PDT, which bears witness to the far-reaching implications of the Circle’s work and to an international, intercontinental prosecution of a tâche abordée.

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Title:The basic syntagmatic act is predication
Translated title:The basic syntagmatic act is predication
Creators:
Raynaud, Savina; savina dot raynaud at unicatt dot it; Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano, 20123
Uncontrolled Keywords:predication, syntax, syntagmatic act, utterance, sentence, function, thetic judgements and themes, verbal heads, syntactic treebanks
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of the Czech Language > Slovo a slovesnost
Journal or Publication Title:Slovo a slovesnost
Volume:69
Number:1-2
Page Range:pp. 49-67
ISSN:0037-7031
Publisher:Czech Language Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
ID Code:2988
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:04 Sep 2008 20:36
Last Modified:04 Sep 2008 18:36

Citation

Raynaud, Savina (2008) The basic syntagmatic act is predication. Slovo a slovesnost, 69 (1-2). pp. 49-67. ISSN 0037-7031

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