L'unité de l'imparfait:vues théoriques et perspectives pour les apprenants du français, langue étrangère

Labeau, Emmanuelle (2002). L'unité de l'imparfait:vues théoriques et perspectives pour les apprenants du français, langue étrangère. Travaux de Linguistique, 45 (2), pp. 157-184.

Abstract

Given the diversity of uses of the French imparfait, there is no unanimity about the nature – or even the existence – of a semantic invariant that may characterize it. The present article aims on the one hand at recapitulating the attempted temporal, aspectual and discursive descriptions of the imparfait found in contemporary research. A personal description of that tense based on the concepts of time, aspect and Aktionsart is then proposed ; it is thought such description may account for that tense multiplicity of uses. On the other hand, because of the necessity of a dialogue between theoretical and applied linguistics, this article will also consider the potential contribution of the suggested invariant to the teaching of French as a foreign language.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > French
Languages & Social Sciences > French research group
Languages & Social Sciences > Languages and translation studies research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedagogy,aktionsart,semantic invariant,semantic interpretation,grammatical aspect,tense,imperfect,language teaching,pragmatics,semantics,pédagogie,mode d'action,français langue étrangère,invariant sémantique,interprétation sémantique,ispect grammatical,temps grammatical,imparfait,enseignement des langues,pragmatique,Sémantique
Published Date: 2002

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