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See detailStudies van de van de Belgische Kring voor Linguïstiek - Travaux du du Cercle Belge de Linguistique - Papers of the Linguistic Society of Belgium
Polis, Stéphane ULg; De Brabanter, Philippe; Cougnon, Louise-Amélie et al

in Studies van de BKL - Travaux du CBL - Papers of the LSB (2012), 7

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See detailLexical semantics in Ancient Egyptian. An introduction
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane; Winand, Jean (Eds.) Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian (2012)

This paper is an introduction to the volume "Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian". The aim of this volume is to address methodological issues touching upon several domains of Ancient Egyptian lexical ... [more ▼]

This paper is an introduction to the volume "Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian". The aim of this volume is to address methodological issues touching upon several domains of Ancient Egyptian lexical semantics that are likely to enhance and enrich future lexicographical studies. The orientation of this volume is primarily lexicological and not lexicographical. [less ▲]

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See detailLexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg; Winand, Jean ULg

Book published by Lingua Aegyptia (2012)

This volume is the first to be devoted specifically to the study of lexical semantics in Ancient Egyptian. While much research has been dedicated to a wide range of grammatical issues in past decades ... [more ▼]

This volume is the first to be devoted specifically to the study of lexical semantics in Ancient Egyptian. While much research has been dedicated to a wide range of grammatical issues in past decades, lexical semantics has rarely been treated in a systematic fashion. The papers collected here treat a range of semantic phenomena, from the lexical semantics of spatial expressions, to the problems of analyzing polyfunctionality and even to the semantics of the Egyptian writing system. The scope of these issues goes well beyond the individual 'word' or lexical item, as a number of papers address the semantics of syntactic constructions. Some authors call into question the distinction between lexicon and grammar, or analyze the lexical semantics of items usually considered 'grammatical' or 'function' words, such as discourse particles. This volume also spans a number of theoretical frameworks and methodologies that have not been prominent in Egyptian linguistics and philology, such as typologically-oriented semantic maps and other visual tools. The papers in this volume do not aim to define the 'state of the art,' but rather seek to stimulate the study of meaning in Ancient Egyptian, to point to innovative avenues for future research, and to engage in a broader dialogue between Egyptian linguistics and philology, on the one hand, and the research frameworks and agendas of general linguistics, on the other. [less ▲]

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See detailNavigating polyfunctionality in the lexicon. Semantic maps and Ancient Egyptian lexical semantics
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane; Winand, Jean (Eds.) Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian (2012)

In lexical semantic descriptions of Ancient Egyptian, there is a tendency to search for a single basic meaning or Grundbedeutung, even if the element in question has a wide range of meanings or functions ... [more ▼]

In lexical semantic descriptions of Ancient Egyptian, there is a tendency to search for a single basic meaning or Grundbedeutung, even if the element in question has a wide range of meanings or functions. The actual functions of these elements — as they occur in texts — are usually explained as contextual or combinatory, derived from the interaction of the basic meaning with environmental cues or triggers. While there are certainly lexical items for which this is appropriate, there are nonetheless other ways of describing polyfunctionality, a generic term for situations in which multiple functions (or meanings or senses) are associated with a single signifier. The goal of the present article is to demonstrate that other kinds of analyses are possible, and can be equally interesting and useful for describing the facts of Ancient Egyptian and for relating them to cross-linguistic research. Moreover we show that Ancient Egyptian linguistic data allow us to test — corroborate, extend, or revise — hypotheses that have been proposed in the typological literature. The paper is structured as follows: Part 1 raises the problem of polyfunctionality and possible approaches to this pervasive linguistic phenomenon; Part 2 presents the (classical) semantic map model developed by typologists in order to account for the cross-linguistically recurrent relationships between two or more meanings of single linguistic forms; Part 3 examines the applicability and usefulness of this model in Ancient Egyptian with two small-scale case studies dealing with specific semantic areas ([a] instrument-companion and [b] allative). In each case, the semantic map provides a principled method for the analysis of polyfunctionality in both synchrony and diachrony. [less ▲]

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See detailProjet Ramsès. Manuel d'encodage
Honnay, Anne-Claude ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg

Report (2012)

Manuel décrivant les procédures d'encodage et d'annotation des textes néo-égyptiens dans la base de données "Ramsès". Mises à jour régulière.

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See detailLa subjectivité : lectures critiques entre grammaire et texte
[Lttr 13]; Badir, Sémir ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg et al

Conference (2011, September 09)

Dans cette contribution, nous proposons une réflexion critique sur la notion de subjectivité qui constitue un « beau cas », voire un cas d’école, pour observer la manière dont la pensée linguistique opère ... [more ▼]

Dans cette contribution, nous proposons une réflexion critique sur la notion de subjectivité qui constitue un « beau cas », voire un cas d’école, pour observer la manière dont la pensée linguistique opère le réglage théorique entre l’analyse de faits de grammaire et l’étude de leurs textualisations. [less ▲]

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See detailLinguistic innovations and evolution of registers in the Deir el-Medineh community: Scribal networks and families during the 20th dynasty
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2011, April 05)

The aim of this lecture was to investigate the relation between scribal variation and language change in pre-Demotic Egyptian, focusing more specifically on “The best case scenario in the worst cultural ... [more ▼]

The aim of this lecture was to investigate the relation between scribal variation and language change in pre-Demotic Egyptian, focusing more specifically on “The best case scenario in the worst cultural environment”, i.e. the text community of Deir el-Medineh during the 20th Dynasty. The talk was methodologically oriented and several case-studies (related to the diaphasic and diachronic dimensions of variation) were presented in order to illustrate some principles and to suggest new ways of investigation in the description of Ancient Egyptian variation. Additionally, the possibility of a scribal network analysis of the written material found in Deir el-Medineh has been discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLe serment du P. Turin 1880, v° 2,8-19. Une relecture de la construction iw bn sDm.f à portée historique
Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Collier, Mark; Snape, Steven (Eds.) Ramesside Studies in Honour of K. A. Kitchen (2011)

Based on several examples, it is suggested that the best reading for the construction "iw bn sDm.f" (i.e. the negation of the subjunctive in a circumstantial) is undoubtedly "it is impossible for him to ... [more ▼]

Based on several examples, it is suggested that the best reading for the construction "iw bn sDm.f" (i.e. the negation of the subjunctive in a circumstantial) is undoubtedly "it is impossible for him to hear". In the case of the oath sworn by the doorkeeper Khaemwaset in the “Turin Strike Papyrus” (pTurin 1880, vs 2,8-19) that was written down by Amennakhte, this reading is likely to put some light on the events which took place in Deir el-Medina during the last years of Ramesses 3. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the Pragmatics of Subjectification: Emergence and Modalization of an Allative Future in Ancient Egyptian
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, November 11)

In this talk, we argue for a pragmatic basis for semantic change of the type observed in grammaticalization, viz., the conventionalization of conversational inferences (see, e.g., Bybee et al. 1994 ... [more ▼]

In this talk, we argue for a pragmatic basis for semantic change of the type observed in grammaticalization, viz., the conventionalization of conversational inferences (see, e.g., Bybee et al. 1994, Traugott & Dasher 2002, Ariel 2008) or more generally, the diachronic transfer of meaning from context to code (Givón 2005). Specifically, we claim that addressees (listeners/readers as active discourse participants) make inferences and in turn, as speakers/writers, propagate them, leading to their generalization. A crucial distinction must be made between SUBJECT-ORIENTED and SPEAKER-ORIENTED inferences, implicitly argued for in Bybee et al. (1994) and clearly downplayed in contemporary discussions such as Traugott & Dasher (2002). In SUBJECT-ORIENTED inferences, addressees interpret the utterance as a speaker’s report about the subject’s state of mind, while in the SPEAKER-ORIENTED ones, addressees interpret the utterance as reporting on the state of mind of the speaker. Speaker-oriented inferences are those that lead to the relaxing of selectional restrictions on subjects observed in a number of grammaticalization paths (illustration with allative future in the talk). Speaker-oriented inferences also lead to a rise in context-expansion and text frequency of constructions, which in turn catalyze many of the phenomena associated with grammaticalization. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Ramses Project: Review and Perspectives
Honnay, Anne-Claude ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg; Winand, Jean ULg

Conference (2010, July 07)

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See detailA Functional Diachronic Approach to Prolepsis: The Complementation of PCU Verbs in Ancient Egyptian
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, June 01)

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See detailCoptic kata vs Greek κατά: A Case-Study in Contrastive Semantics
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, April 26)

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See detailWhat’s being Integrated into what (and by whom)?
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, March 18)

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See detailInteraction between modal domains: The case of the Subjunctive in Late Egyptian
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, March 09)

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See detailPragmatic inferencing and the rise of the go-future in Egyptian
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2010, February 24)

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