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See detailCoptic kata vs Greek κατά: Contrastive semantics of structural borrowings and semantic maps
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Stasse, Bauduin ULg

in Dils, Peter; Grossman, Eitan; Richter, Tonio Sebastian (Eds.) et al Language contact and bilingualism in antiquity: What linguistic borrowing into Coptic can tell us about (in press)

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See detailMethIS V. La valeur de la science. Pourquoi évaluer la recherche
Cormann, Grégory ULg; Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg

Book published by Presses universitaires de Liège (in press)

Actes du colloque du 10 et 11 décembre 2009 qui s'est tenu à Liège à l'initiative du personnel scientifique

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See detailRamses. An Annotated Corpus of Late Egyptian
Winand, Jean ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg; Rosmorduc, Serge

in Kousoulis, P. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Xth IAE Congress (Rhodos, 2008) (in press)

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See detailLinguistic variation in Ancient Egyptian. Genres and registers in the scribal repertoire of Amennakhte son of Ipuy
Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Cromwell, Jennifer; Grossman, Eitan (Eds.) Beyond Free Variation: Scribal Repertoires from Old Kingdom to Early Islamic Egypt (in press)

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See detailLa modalité en néo-égyptien
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Book published by Brill (in press)

Cette monographie est issue de ma thèse de doctorat qui constituait la première étude globale de la modalité en néo-égyptien. Le chapitre introductif [§1] est consacré à la définition du corpus néo ... [more ▼]

Cette monographie est issue de ma thèse de doctorat qui constituait la première étude globale de la modalité en néo-égyptien. Le chapitre introductif [§1] est consacré à la définition du corpus néo-égyptien et intègre une discussion des différentes formes de variation (diachronique, diatopique, diaphasique et diastratique) au sein du corpus néo-égyptien. Cet effort définitoire conforte l’assise empirique de l’étude : la ventilation du corpus en fonction de critères chronologiques et géographiques, de la nature du support et des genres littéraires permet d’objectiver les analyses proposées pour chaque expression de la modalité. Le corps du travail se divise en trois parties consacrées, respectivement, [§2] à une définition générale de la notion de modalité (devant permettre de déterminer les media expressifs qui relèvent de son étude en néo-égyptien) ainsi qu’à l’établissement d’un modèle sémantique de cette notion qui réponde aux impératifs d’économie ainsi que de cohérence et qui rende justice aux données typologiques ; [§3] à l’étude des modalités radicales (i.e. les modalités déontiques et bouliques), en envisageant les relations qu’elles entretiennent avec le domaine axiologique ; [§4] à l’examen des modalités assertives ([§4.a] analyse des formes de complémentation, en ce compris les liens entre intégration syntaxique, variation de l’assertivité et degrés de manipulation ; [§4.b] étude de l’impact des auxiliaires d’énonciation sur le degré d’assertivité d’une proposition ; [§4.c] critique des théories existantes concernant les moyens expressifs du discours indirect en néo-égyptien). Les conclusions [§5] sont accompagnées de propositions prospectives devant permettre [§5.a] de rendre le modèle défendu applicable pour l’étude des complexes conditionnels, [§5.b] d’intégrer la dimension énonciative dans l’analyse des relations interpersonnelles, [§5.c] de décrire adéquatement les expressions de la causalité et de la finalité. [less ▲]

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See detailStructuring the lexicon
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Winand, Jean ULg

in Kousoulis, P. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Xth IAE Congress (Rhodos, 2008) (in press)

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See detailPredicative Possession in Late Egyptian (with special attention to incipient grammaticalization processes)
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Conference (2014, February)

In this talk, I provide a description of the various types of constructions used for expressing clausal (‘predicative’) possession in Late Egyptian. The corpus is comprehensively defined to include both ... [more ▼]

In this talk, I provide a description of the various types of constructions used for expressing clausal (‘predicative’) possession in Late Egyptian. The corpus is comprehensively defined to include both literary and non-literary texts from the reign of Thutmose 3 (c. 1450 BC) down to abnormal hieratic texts (c. 600 BC), excluding most of the texts in Égyptien de tradition (i.e. purposely imitating various registers of EEg). The talk is structured in three sections that reflect both functional and structural features: (1) The adjectival predicate pattern or the marked expression of ownership; (2) The comitative strategy or the unmarked expression of possession; (3) Other types of predicative possession in Late Egyptian. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Verb ib and the Construction ib=f r sDm. On modal semantics, graphemic contrast, and gradience in grammar
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Stauder, Andréas

in Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane; Stauder, Andréas (Eds.) et al On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar (2014)

Based on graphemic, morphological, syntactic, and semantic evidence, the paper shows that a clear-cut distinction can be made between a verb ib expressing an epistemic judgment (“to think”) and a non ... [more ▼]

Based on graphemic, morphological, syntactic, and semantic evidence, the paper shows that a clear-cut distinction can be made between a verb ib expressing an epistemic judgment (“to think”) and a non-verbal predicative construction ib=f r sDm (literally “his heart is towards hearing”), expressing volition (“to want”). In a second step, the volitional construction ib=f r sDm is shown to occasionally display features of syntactic gradience, reflecting its quasi-verbal semantics (“volitive agent-oriented moda-lity”): in particular, this construction can combine with a marker of passive voice, a verbal category that is otherwise alien to non-verbal constructions. Problematic late occurrences of the construction ib=f r sDm are discussed in turn: in some of these, ib=f may have been subjected to alternative construals as a verb. [less ▲]

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See detailOn Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg; Stauder, Andréas et al

Book published by Widmaier Verlag (2014)

This volume is the outcome of a workshop on ancient Egyptian syntax held in Liège in 2011. The contributions deal with several central topics in syntactic analyses – like coordination, raising, gradience ... [more ▼]

This volume is the outcome of a workshop on ancient Egyptian syntax held in Liège in 2011. The contributions deal with several central topics in syntactic analyses – like coordination, raising, gradience or non-expression of participants –, but also investigate the relationship between syntax stricto sensu and other fields, from morphology to pragmatics (with a special attention to construction types and grammaticalization processes). The studies cover the whole Ancient Egyptian corpus, from Old Egyptian down to Coptic, with a striking common concern, which is to relate systematically the formal dimension to the functional one. Thereby, the papers go beyond the descriptive level and address numerous stimulating ‘why?’ questions. [less ▲]

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See detailContexts and Inferences. The grammaticalization of the Later Egyptian Allative Future
Grossman, Eitan; Lescuyer, Guillaume ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane; Stauder, Andréas (Eds.) et al On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar (2014)

The goal of this paper is to describe the gradual emergence of an innovative future construction in the extant Late Egyptian and Demotic textual material and to discuss the grammaticalization of this ... [more ▼]

The goal of this paper is to describe the gradual emergence of an innovative future construction in the extant Late Egyptian and Demotic textual material and to discuss the grammaticalization of this construction down to Coptic, where it became a regular future form known as the “First Future” or “Future I”. We propose that, during the grammaticalization process, the selectional restrictions of the construction are relaxed due to the spread of speaker-oriented inferences. As a consequence, new types of subject and predicates can appear and innovative grammatical meanings associated with future time reference, e.g., prediction, become increasingly entrenched. In a final section, we briefly comment on the future cycles in Ancient Egyptian and propose that the comparative notion of allative future is not only useful for comparing specific patterns across languages, but also within a single language with a lengthy attested history. [less ▲]

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See detailForms and Functions in Ancient Egyptian: A short introduction
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane; Stauder, Andréas (Eds.) et al On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar (2014)

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See detailOn the pragmatics of subjectification: The grammaticalization of verbless allative futures (with a case study in Ancient Egyptian)
Grossman, Eitan; Polis, Stéphane ULg

in Acta Linguistica Hafniensia : International Journal of Linguistics (2014), 46(1), 25-63

In this paper, we argue that an expanded conception of the distinction between speaker-oriented and subject-oriented inferences is crucial for understanding the motivations and mechanisms of semantic ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we argue that an expanded conception of the distinction between speaker-oriented and subject-oriented inferences is crucial for understanding the motivations and mechanisms of semantic change in grammaticalization and subjectification, on the one hand, and for clarifying the links between semantic change and reductive formal changes, on the other. Speaker-oriented inferences have significant consequences, leading to the relaxation of selectional restrictions on a construction. In turn, the relaxation of selectional restrictions can create conditions in which the type and token frequency of a construction can rise considerably. Furthermore, changes in the selectional restrictions on a construction can themselves catalyze semantic change by coercing listeners into new form–function pairings. This framework is applied to allative futures, a typological comparative concept developed in order to compare structurally diverse future tenses. Following the typological discussion, a diachronic case study of the emergence and grammaticalization of a verbless allative future in Ancient Egyptian is presented. Such verbless allative futures provide evidence against assumptions that purpose constructions as such are not grammaticalized as future tense constructions (Schmidtke-Bode 2009). Rather, they corroborate earlier hypotheses that it is the allative component of source constructions that crucially leads to intention meanings, and from intention to prediction (see, e.g., Bybee, Pagliuca, and Perkins 1994). [less ▲]

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See detailCensure de l'écrit et tabous en Égypte pharaonique
Polis, Stéphane ULg

Article for general public (2013)

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See detailDénommer. Regards rhétoriques sur la terminologie linguistique
[ Lttr 13 ]; Badir, Sémir ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg et al

E-print/Working paper (2013)

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See detailLa vie terminologique de l’énonciation
[Lttr 13]; Badir, Sémir ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg et al

in Dufaye, Lionel; Gournay, Lucie (Eds.) Benveniste après un demi-siècle, regards sur l'énonciation aujourd'hui (2013)

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See detailRéviser le codage de l’égyptien ancien. Vers un répertoire partagé des signes hiéroglyphiques
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Rosmorduc, Serge

in Document Numérique (2013), 16(3), 45-67

Based on an analysis of the 60 000 spellings found in the Ramses corpus, we show that the encoding scheme that is used for hieroglyphic texts, known as the Manuel de Codage (1988), is problematic for the ... [more ▼]

Based on an analysis of the 60 000 spellings found in the Ramses corpus, we show that the encoding scheme that is used for hieroglyphic texts, known as the Manuel de Codage (1988), is problematic for the development of text corpora in general. We consequently (1) argue in favour of basic principles that should be followed when encoding hieroglyphic texts in the framework of corpus projects, and (2) suggest guidelines for a new encoding scheme, especially with respect to the structure of the sign-list. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Ramses project : Methodology and practices in the annotation of Late Egyptian Texts
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Winand, Jean ULg

in Hafemann, Ingelore (Ed.) Perspektiven einer corpusbasierten historischen Linguistik und Philologie : Internationale Tagung des Akademienvorhabens „Altägyptisches Wörterbuch“ an der BBAW, 12.-13. Dezember 2011 (2013)

This paper is an updated presentation of the Ramses project being currently developed at the University of Liège. The first section stresses the main objectives and gives a technical description of the ... [more ▼]

This paper is an updated presentation of the Ramses project being currently developed at the University of Liège. The first section stresses the main objectives and gives a technical description of the general architecture of Ramses software. The second part describes the encoding procedures and reviews the current state of the annotation. In the third section, some changes brought about by the use of large-scale corpora are discussed from an epistemological viewpoint. The paper ends with the presentation of some new avenues for research that will ensue from the use of a complex multilevel corpus. [less ▲]

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

in Revista de Estudos Linguísticos = Linguistic Studies (2013), 8

In this paper, we examine how subjectivity helps to bridge the gap between grammatical description and textual analysis. Since Benveniste, subjectivity has become a central issue in linguistic ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we examine how subjectivity helps to bridge the gap between grammatical description and textual analysis. Since Benveniste, subjectivity has become a central issue in linguistic investigation: while the French linguist set the ground from which subjectivity could emerge as a linguistic issue, he also opened a wide and non-systematic range of terminological possibilities, between philosophy and grammar. From this ground, followers such as Kerbrat-Orecchioni, Coquet, Langacker and Traugott have designed peculiar approaches and — significantly divergent — avenues for future research. The present study investigates these five theoretical frameworks in which, between text and grammar, the term subjectivity holds a place of paramount significance. [less ▲]

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See detailBuilding an Annotated Corpus of Late Egyptian. The Ramses Project: Review and Perspectives
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Honnay, Anne-Claude ULg; Winand, Jean ULg

in Polis, Stéphane; Winand, Jean (Eds.) Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (2013)

This paper reviews the experience of the Ramses Project in constructing a richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian that consists of 300 000 words in 2011 (and is expected to grow up to more than 1 million ... [more ▼]

This paper reviews the experience of the Ramses Project in constructing a richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian that consists of 300 000 words in 2011 (and is expected to grow up to more than 1 million words in coming years). During the first five years of the project, this corpus has been encoded in hieroglyphic script, translated in French or English and received annotations for part-of-speech information, lemmatization, and morphological analysis. The methodology and working tools that have been developed in order to build this corpus are here discussed and future developments are presented. [less ▲]

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See detailBuilding a Construction-Based Treebank of Late Egyptian. The Syntactic Layer in Ramsès
Polis, Stéphane ULg; Rosmorduc, Serge

in Polis, Stéphane; Winand, Jean (Eds.) Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (2013)

This paper reports on the construction-based Treebank currently under development in the frame-work of the Ramses Project, which aims at building a multifaceted annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts. We ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on the construction-based Treebank currently under development in the frame-work of the Ramses Project, which aims at building a multifaceted annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts. We describe the specifications that have been implemented and we introduce the syntactic formalism and the related representation format that are used for the syntactic annotation. Further-more, the annotation scheme is discussed with particular attention paid to its evolutionary nature. Finally, we explain the methods as well as the annotating tool, called SyntaxEditor; we conclude by addressing the question of forthcoming developments, especially the search engine and a context-sensitive parser. [less ▲]

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