Étude sémantique de baron et chevalier (XIIe-XVe siècle) : essai de méthode pour les dénominations féodales

Abstract : The starting point of our thesis was the examination on the importance of semantic variations in Medieval French throughout different text genres during the medieval period. It was based on the study of several feudal names; the aim of the research was to point out their semantic structures and eventual change from the 12th to the 15th century. The corpus that we used consisted of texts of following genres: Epic texts, chivalry romances, chronicles and documentary texts. We analysed all texts by manual or automatic counting of all examples of the investigated names. Two perspectives were adopted: the study of the linguistic co-text of the names and that of narrative context of their use. Given the nature of the studied names, which are integrated in the feudal vocabulary, the linguistic analysis was completed by historical and literary studies on the feudal society and the texts of the corpus. The research pointed out clearly a number of regularities in the uses, semantic structures and linguistic change of the studied names; it confirms the relevance to consider the variation of text genre in semantic studies. Beyond the results for the examined names, our thesis suggests a method for Medieval French semantic studies.
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Zinaida Geylikman. Étude sémantique de baron et chevalier (XIIe-XVe siècle) : essai de méthode pour les dénominations féodales. Linguistique. PSL Research University, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017PSLEP036⟩. ⟨tel-02106737v2⟩



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