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Langage et géométrie: l'expression langagière des relations spatiales

Abstract : semantic study of the use of French spatial prepositions (dans, sur, sous, ...) leads to the two following results:
- It is not possible to simply characterize the meanings of these prepositions as geometrical relations in the physical space in a referentialist approach.
- On the other hand, it is possible to characterize their meanings as simple topological relations on a “verbal scene” build by language itself.
It can be concluded that topology plays an essential structuring role in the cognitive mechanisms operating in language activity.
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Bernard Victorri. Langage et géométrie: l'expression langagière des relations spatiales. Revue de Synthèse, Springer Verlag/Lavoisier, 2003, pp.119-138. ⟨halshs-00009490⟩

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