Anne Le Draoulec
List of John Benjamins publications for which Anne Le Draoulec plays a role.
This study aims at exploring the various semantic effects of the French temporal conjunction avant que (“before”). It shows how avant que, as a simple marker of anteriority, reacts to its linguistic context in such a way that new meanings emerge, which cannot be directly attributed to the… read more | Article
Avant que- or Avant de-Clauses: When Presupposition Gives Way to an ‘Assertive Construction’. New Perspectives on Romance Linguistics: Vol. I: Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics, Nishida, Chiyo and Jean-Pierre Y. Montreuil (eds.), pp. 155 ff.2006.
The paper aims at challenging the way in which certain constructions are regularly considered to be ‘presupposition triggers’. More precisely, the study focuses on the temporal clauses introduced by avant que or avant de in French (the equivalent of before in English). It explores arguments for the… read more | Article