Les propriétés temporelles des noms abstraits à l'exemple des formations à préfixe « -inter »

Main Article Content

Mikołaj Nkollo


The present paper deals with temporal properties of noun phrases whose head is a nominal lexical item with an inter- affix. The whole description is based on the linear concept of time. The key notions used in the following account are precedence in time, momentary thing, interval and coincidence. They originate from mereology. If the inter- prefix is added to a continuous nominal root, the whole noun phrase designates two identical states of affairs or two homogenous activities. The temporal relations holding between them are characterized in terms of overlapping of two intervals. As for nouns that represent non-continuous notions, the inter- affixation results in naming two simultaneous events. The chronology of the latter is described in terms of coincidence of two momentary things. The paper comprises necessary definitions and numerous examples.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details

Jak cytować
Nkollo, M. (2005). Les propriétés temporelles des noms abstraits à l’exemple des formations à préfixe « -inter ». Studia Romanica Posnaniensia, 32, 65-75. https://doi.org/10.14746/strop.2005.32.007


  1. Bańczerowski J. (1980), Systems of Semantics and Syntax. A determinational theory of language, PWN, Warszawa-Poznań.
  2. Cann R. (1993), Format Semantics. An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  3. Chierchia G., McConnel-Ginet S. (2000), Meaning and Grammar : an Introduction to Semantics, Tlie MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts-London.
  4. Cresswell M. (1977), Interval semantics and logical words. (in :) C. Rohrer, ed.. On the Logical Analysis ofTense and Aspect, Tubinger Beitrage zur Linguistik 80, Tubingen, pp. 7-29.
  5. Giermak - Zielińska T. (1997), L’expression de la continuation en français et en polonais (in :) K. Bogacki, T. Giertnak-Zielinska, eds., Espace et temps dans les langues romanes et slaves. Actes du VIII colloque de linguistique romane et slave. Varsovie. 19-21 septembre 1996, L ’Institut de Philologie Romane - Université de Varsovie, Warszawa, pp. 267-276.
  6. Jackendoff R. (1975), Morphological and Semantic Regularities in the Lexicon, Language 51 (3), pp. 639-671.
  7. Jalcnques P. (2002), Etude sémantique du préfixe RE enfrançais contemporain : à p ropos de plusieurs débats en morphologie dérivationnelle, Langue française 133, pp. 74-90.
  8. Karolak S. (1998), Catégorisation sémantique des verbes et aspect. Lingua Posnaniensis XL, pp. 71-87.
  9. Marek W., Onyszkiewicz J. (2001), Elementy logiki i teorii nmogosci w zadaniach, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa.
  10. Mourelatos A.P. (1981), Events. Processes and States, (in :) P. J. Tedeschi et A. Zaenen, eds., Syntax and Semantics, vol. 14 : Tense and Aspect, New York Academic Press, New York, pp. 191-212.
  11. Nef F. (1980), Les verbes aspecluels du français : remarques sémantiques et esquisse d’un traitement formel, Semantikos 4(1) , pp. 11-46.
  12. Schwarzschild R., Wilkinson K. (2002), Quantifiers in Comparatives : A Semantics of Degree liased on Intervals, Natural Language Semantics 10(1), pp. 1-41.
  13. Zucchi S. (1999), Incomplete Events, Inlensionality and Impetfective Aspect, Natural Language Semantics 7(2), pp. 179-215.