Volume 7, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN 0302-5160
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9781
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SUMMARYThe syntactical theory of the Medieval speculative grammarians is based on the concept of syntactical features (modi significandi) and their interdependence. A construction is defined as a combination of two words by reason of at least one pair of corresponding syntactical features. This conception makes it difficult to account for constructions between compound constituents. The paper is an attempt to account for this phenomenon which involves the status of phrases and propositions and the possibility of syntactical features belonging to this kind of construct. Texts by Boethius of Dacia, Radulphus Brito and an Anonymus Norimbergensis are discussed. An appendix adds a summary description of the Anonymus Norimbergensis.RÉSUMÉLa theorie syntaxique des grammairiens speculatifs du moyen age repose sur la notion des traits syntaxiques (modi significandi) et de leur interdependance. Une construction est definie comme une combinaison de deux mots a cause, au moins, d'une paire de traits syntaxiques correlatifs. Cette conception rend difficile de tenir compte de constructions entre des constituants composes. L'article presente quelques tentatives des grammairiens medievaux pour expliquer ce phenomene, qui implique des discussions sur le statut epistemologique de la phrase et des propositions et sur la possibilite des traits syntaxiques qui appartien-nent a cette sorte d'agglomérats. Des textes ecrits par Boece de Dacie (env. 1270), Raoul le Breton (env. 1290) et par un certain Anonymus Norimbergensis (env. 1300) sont discutes. Dans l'appendice on trouve une description sommaire de l'Anonymus Norimbergensis.


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