Dear readers,

The first issue of ELIS, vol. 2015, which is expected to include three issues, has just been published. We look forward to meeting you again for new adventures, and we wish you an enjoyable read!

Sébastien Saudreau & Pierre-Yves Modicom

Vol. 3.1. (July 2015): Varia

  1. Verbal morphology

Aurore VIOLAS: The kata- [kata-] preverb and the verbs evoking death: semantic study of some compound verbs in Homer and Herodotus (Le préverbe kata- [kata–] et les verbes évoquant la mort : étude sémantique de quelques verbes composés chez Homère et Hérodote). p.3.

Natalia BAIANDINA-SOUJAEFF: Verbs with a privative meaning in <ob,ez-…-i-(t,)> and <ob,ez-…-e-(t,)> in contemporary Russian: convergences and conflicts (Les verbes de sens privatif en <ob,ez-…-i-(t,)> et <ob,ez-…-e-(t,)> en russe contemporain : convergences et conflits). p.30.

  1. Discourse analysis

Naomi TRUAN: Bypass strategies when talking to and about someone: the other person in political discourses (Stratégies de contournement de l’adresse et délocution : le tiers du discours politique). p.52.

  1. Linguistic variation

Sarah HARCHAOUI : The semantic values of Wolla in adolescent discourse in Oslo, Norway (Les valeurs sémantiques de l’expression Wolla dans le discours d’adolescents à Oslo, Norvège). p.72.

Vol. 3.2. (July 2015) : Grammatical semantics

Dear readers,

True to our initial ambition of theoretical and multilingual openness, the 3.2 volume (July) of ELIS 2015 presents four articles exploring the field of grammatical semantics through four languages belonging to different families: Chinese, Russian, English and French. And, once again, the contrastive approach is represented, through Daniel Henkel’s article on adjective-determiner interactions in English and French. The other three articles are more specifically about predicates in the broad sense. Thus, the reader will be able to usefully compare Romain Delhem’s article on argumentative schemes in English and Zewen Meng’s on the notion of valence in Chinese, using the example of the grammaticalization of the verb “to give” in order to construct complements that can be assimilated to dative. Finally, this issue of dative is also highlighted in the article that Bastien Poreau devoted to the criteria that govern the choice between two predicated expressing obligation in Russian.

Enjoy your reading!

Sébastien Saudreau & Pierre-Yves Modicom


Daniel Henkel: Adjective-determiner interactions in English and French (Les interactions adjectif-déterminant en anglais et en français). p.5.

Romain Delhem: Argument structure constructions and homonymy: example of the conative construction in English (Schémas argumentaux et homonymie : l’exemple de la construction conative en anglais). p.33.

Meng Zewen: How far should the notion of valency in Chinese be extended? (Jusqu’où étendre la notion de valence en chinois ?) p.55.

Bastien Poreau: Expression of obligation and enunciation in contemporary Russian: analysis of two predicates governing a dative (Expression de l’obligation et énonciation en russe contemporain : analyse de deux prédicats régissant un datif) p.73.

Vol. 3.3. (October 2015) : Varia


Grégory NARDOZZA: Privativity: construction of a comparative concept and application to adjectival derivation in German (Privativité : construction d’un concept comparatif et application à la dérivation adjectivale en allemand). p.3.

Justyna BERNAT: Address terms in Polish and French: in search of equivalents (Les termes d’adresse en polonais et en français : en quête d’équivalents). p.37.

Sébatien SAUDREAU: A few remarks on the -sja marker in contemporary Russian: problems of definition and language facts (Quelques remarques sur le marqueur –sja en russe contemporain : problèmes de définition et faits de langue). p. 61.

Minchai KIM: Anglicism and governemental linguistic intervention: a study of terminology implementation in the French-speaking world (L’anglicisme et l’intervention linguistique gouvernementale : étude de l’implantation terminologique en francophonie). p.79.

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