Volume 30 (2018)

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Table of Contents

Gaston Gross: Lexical Complexity: the substantive débat(s) 9
Wiesław Banyś: New Old Paradigms: Object-Oriented Approach, Object Classes, Ecological Psychology and Linguistics 25
Sonia Berbinski: Genre — between partial identification and suspensive approximation 42
Aleksandra Chrupała: Linguistic comings and goings between the French language in France and the one in Quebec 57
Anna Czekaj: Perception and metonymy in automatic translation 76
Francis Grossmann, Anna Krzyżanowska: How to apologize in French and Polish: pragma-semantic study 89
Michał Hrabia: Verb remettre and its Polish equivalents. Disambiguation and semanticprefixal analysis for the purpose of machine translation 109
Małgorzata Izert: Nominal quantifiers of meteorological and hydrographic origin in French and Polish 121
Anna Kieliszczyk: Readers’ discourse in the French and Polish press 136
Monika Kostro: Between front-stage and backstage: the usage of the familiar pronouns of address in the French and Polish political media discourse 148
Piotr Krzyżanowski: Functions of nominal vocative forms in Polish and French 160
Katarzyna Kwapisz-Osadnik: Italian prepositions di and da and the French preposition de. A contrastive study in a cognitive framework 169
Agnieszka Latos: Some reflections on feminine agentives: Italian and Polish in comparison 181
Julia M. Murrmann: An introduction to the language of physiotherapy. The linguistic features of the communication in movement rehabilitation 197
Swietłana Niewzorowa: Alternative questions 212
Aleksandra Paliczuk: Linguistic picture of the past based on the verbal aspect in Italian, Polish and English 229
Magdalena Perz: The meaning of a polysemous adjective in a bilingual perspective — the quest for equivalence 243
Matthieu Pierens: The introductory verbs of feelings in French and German: a comparative diachronic study 257
Ewa Pilecka: The expression of intensification through consequence in French and Polish: a case study (as a preliminary to its lexicographical description) 275
Aleksandra Ritau-Barber: The metaphors of the concept musica in Italian 287
Witold Sobczak: On the usage of “irá a + infinitive” and “iría a + infinitive” in contemporary peninsular Spanish 305
Katarzyna Tilgner: The names of the gall / bile in Castilian language in the diachronic approach 315
Richard Trim: The impact of morpho-syntax on contrastive metaphorisation processes in Romance and Germanic languages 328
Grażyna Vetulani: Methods and problems of comparative linguistics research. Case study : predicate nominative in French and Polish 340

 

1. Complexité lexicale : le substantif débat(s)

Gaston Gross

Pages: 9-24

The exclusively semantic definitions of the words found in different dictionaries present a simplified and distorted image of the lexicon. Paraphrasing a term gives it a meaning reduced to a small number of appropriate operators. A true semantic definition is significant only when we take into account all the predicates that characterize it. This is what we will highlight studying the combinatorics of the substantive débat with the set of verbs where it can appear in the position of subject or complement…

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2. Nouveaux anciens paradigmes : Approche orientée objets, Classes d’objets, Psychologie écologique et Linguistique

Wiesław Banyś

Pages: 25-41

In this text we will briefly discuss some examples of the influence of the chosen philosophy and epistemology leading in a natural way to a change in research paradigm and consequently to a change in methods of linguistic description…

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3. Genre — entre l’identification partielle et l’approximation suspensive

Sonia Berbinski

Pages: 42-56

As a dynamic expression of vagueness, approximation takes the shape of several discourse identities, such as indeterminancy, hesitation, ambiguity, attenuation, certain forms of ellipsis, everything that is characterised by an imprecise value of semantic and discursive content…

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4. Va-et-vient linguistique : entre le français de France et celui du Québec

Aleksandra Chrupała

Pages: 57-75

Débarquer, amarrer, gréer, baliser… Even a brief study of the French language in Quebec shows therein a vast array of words from the maritime vocabulary. French in Quebec has long been influenced by the maritime tradition present in the culture of the region. Those nautical terms are integrated into the language and, together with other words, form an original lexical network different from that of the European French…

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5. Perception et métonymie — problèmes de traduction automatique

Anna Czekaj

Pages: 76-88

The paper focuses on the automatic translation of metonymic expressions. Due to the fact that metonymic expressions are very frequent in varous texts, the Author reflects on possible problems they may pose for automatic translation. At the same time, the Author underlines the fact that the metonymic expressions that may be especially complex for the machine to translate are those which have come into being on the basis of cultural, historical, or religious factors…

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6. Comment s’excuser en français et en polonais : étude pragma-sémantique

Francis Grossmann, Anna Krzyżanowska

Pages: 89-108

This paper focuses on discursive routines used to express apology in email exchange. We adopt a contrastive (French-Polish) and intercultural approach, integrating apology in the politeness theory. We start from the hypothesis of cognitive grammars (see e.g. L a nga cke r 2008a and 2008b) that apology, even if it includes a shared conceptual core in various languages, presents for each language an original configuration that specifically reorganizes semantic constituents…

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7. Verbe remettre et ses équivalents polonais Désambiguïsation et analyse sémantico-préfixale pour les besoins de la traduction automatique

Michał Hrabia

Pages: 109-120

The present paper aims at presenting the results of the disambiguation procedure of the French polysemic verb remettre. Each meaning of the analysed word is illustrated with examples, associated with the Polish translation and properly formalized with the use of syntactic-semantic schemes (being one of the formats of the computational lexicographic description proposed in the object-oriented approach by Wiesław Banyś)…

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8. Les quantifieurs nominaux d’origine météorologique ou hydrographique en français et en polonais

Małgorzata Izert

Pages: 121-135

This article presents the analysis of nouns that act as indicators of large or very large undefined quantity. They have a structure in French DET N1 de and in Polish N1N2 (where N2 is used in genitive case). They are called ‘nominal quantifiers’ and are defined as formal indicators of the amplification of objects marked by nouns, which these quantifiers co-occur with…

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9. Le discours des lecteurs dans la presse française et polonaise

Anna Kieliszczyk

Pages: 136-147

The aim of this article is to compare the press columns “Letters from readers” in several French and Polish magazines and newspapers. In the first part we describe the specificity of the analyzed magazines. In the second part we try to analyze some examples to check if this section is realized in the same way in French and in Polish press. The analysis focuses on the following aspects: qualities of comments or of letters, text structure, aims of the readers, specificity of different magazines…

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10. Entre la scène et les coulisses : du tutoiement dans le discours politique médiatisé français et polonais

Monika Kostro

Pages: 148-159

The repertoire of forms of address can be considered as one of the determinants of the discourse genre, which makes it possible to capture its evolution and cultural variations. From such comparative, intra- and intercultural perspective, adopting an interactive approach in the analysis of political discourse, we will look at the practice of addressing one another in the French and Polish politicalmedia discourse…

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11. Functions of nominal vocative forms in Polish and French

Piotr Krzyżanowski

Pages: 160-168

The article concerns a functional description of Polish nominal vocative forms and their equivalents in French. Due to typological differences, it is difficult to precisely indicate the French equivalents of Polish vocative forms. The most suitable in this respect are ‒ however characterized by functional criteria — nominal forms/terms of address (French terme d’adresse or forme nominale d’adresse)…

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12. Les prépositions italiennes di et da et la préposition française de Une étude contrastive dans un cadre cognitif

Katarzyna Kwapisz-Osadnik

Pages: 169-180

The aim of the article is to examine the functioning of Italian prepositions di and da and the French preposition de. Given their common Latin origin, it can be noted that some of the uses of the French preposition de are divided between at least two Italian prepositions. The author of the article briefly presents the state of the research in this field and then proposes a reflection in the context of cognitive linguistics…

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13. Alcune riflessioni sugli agentivi femminili: l’italiano e il polacco a confronto

Agnieszka Latos

Pages: 181- 196

Agentives still do not dispose of the full paradigm of feminine forms. Today, the tendency to reintroduce the principle of a symmetrical linguistic use in this lexical repertory is quite strong. The discussion of some theoretical issues concerning the grammar and use of feminine agentives is followed by a preliminary analysis of different ways in which the information about the sex of a referent can be encoded on morphological, morphosyntactic, lexical and pragmatic level in two inflected languages, i.e. Italian and Polish…

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14. Introduzione al linguaggio della fisioterapia Fenomeni linguistici rilevanti della comunicazione in ambito riabilitativo

Julia M. Murrmann

Pages: 197-211

The research object of the present paper is the language of physiotherapy, analyzed on the basis of records of an oral communication between specialists in movement rehabilitation and patients, and the corpus of articles of informative character, yet not on specialist but on popular science level, written by trained physiotherapists and addressed to non-expert readers seeking advice on the treatment of diseases and dysfunctions of the spinal column…

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15. Sur les questions alternatives

Swietłana Niewzorowa

Pages: 212-228

The paper examines an alternative question as a special type of an interrogative sentence. The alternative question is considered as an integral syntactic unit with a number of specific features. The main goal is to determine the place of the alternative question in the syntactic system of the French language, and also to analyze various structural and semantic models of this syntactic unit…

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16. L’immagine linguistica del passato in base all’aspetto verbale in italiano, polacco ed inglese

Aleksandra Paliczuk

Pages: 229-242

This paper is an attempt to present different ways of conceptualizing the past in languages: Polish, Italian and English, based on the analysis of the role of the verbal aspect in the creation of the linguistic picture of the past actions in these three languages…

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17. Représenter le sens d’un adjectif polysémique dans une perspective bilingue — la quête de l’équivalence

Magdalena Perz

Pages: 243-256

This study seeks to approach the problem of disambiguation of adjectives in the context of translation. On the basis of the French adjective austère analyzed as a case of study, the author demonstrates that adjectives can have a few equivalents in the Polish language…

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18. Les verbes introducteurs de noms de sentiments en français et en allemand : étude comparative diachronique

Matthieu Pierens

Pages: 257-247

In this article we compared the introductory verbs of feelings in French (sentir, ressentir, éprouver) and in German ( fühlen, empfinden, (ver)spüren) across the time in order to bring to light the affinities between these verbs. To this end, we measured the principal collocations of these verbs and determined for each verb the most salient ones…

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19. L’expression de l’intensité à travers la conséquence en français et en polonais : l’étude d’un cas (en vue de sa description lexicographique)

Ewa Pilecka

Pages: 275-286

In this paper, a contrastive analysis of a certain number of intensifiers belonging to the conceptual domain //FOLIE// (//MADNESS//) in French and in Polish is carried out. Basing on a study of corpora, the author ascertains their degree of equivalence on different levels (conceptual, semantic, morphological-syntactical, that of frequency).

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20. Le metafore della nozione di musica nella lingua italiana

Aleksandra Ritau-Barber

Pages: 287-304

The following paper aims at describing the metaphorical conceptualization of musica in the cognitive approach. The linguistic corpus consists of texts of music theory and music history manuals and texts of interviews with music artists. The chosen methodology, cognitive semantics, allows to explain how the concept of musica is expressed by means of the metaphor of human being. The musica is recognized as a human organism which has its physicality (materiality of body) and psychology (immateriality of mind).

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21. Sobre el empleo de “irá a + infinitivo” e “iría a + infinitivo” en el español peninsular contemporáneo

Witold Sobczak

Pages: 305-314

It is well known that the analytic form ir a + infinitive is gradually replacing the synthetic forms cantará and cantaría, whose role is becoming more and more limited to their modal value. The replacement of the synthetic forms by the analytic one can be classified as a nuclear change, whereas other temporal and modal forms of ir a + infinitive such as va a + haber + participle / iba a + haber + participle) and irá a + infinitive / iría a + infinitive may be considered related changes.

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22. Los nombres de la hiel y bilis en castellano en la perspectiva diacrónica

Katarzyna Tilgner

Pages: 315-327

The aim of the research presented in the article is to determinate the cause of the coexistence of the three names of the bile / gall in Spanish and their semantic evolution through the centuries. The study is an attempt to explain this lexical abundance by invoking the similar richness in Latin.

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23. L’impact de la morpho-syntaxe dans les processus de métaphorisation contrastive entre langues romanes et germaniques

Richard Trim

Pages: 328-339

This study will examine the role of morpho-syntactic structures in the creation of metaphor from a contrastive point of view and in relation to Romance and Germanic languages. Within the framework of cognitive linguistics, the analysis suggests that morpho-syntax, as a part of the linguistic component largely neglected in cognitive research concerning metaphor creation, plays an important role in literary innovations.

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24. Les démarches et problèmes à résoudre dans les études comparatives — la prédication nominale en français et en polonais

Grażyna Vetulani

Pages: 340-351

Observations collected in this paper result from our research on predicate nominatives in French and Polish. We focus on: 1) definition of the concept of predication in French versus Polish language linguistic tradition, 2) methodological issues concerning data acquisition and description procedures; traditional versus computer-assisted methods, 3) evaluation of reference corpora used for acquisition of predicative nouns in both concerned languages, 4) format of lexicographical descriptions of predicative expressions.

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