Langages n° 167 (3/2007)
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This paper addresses, in French linguistics, three complementary aspects of “ grammatical tradition”, as a concept, as a term, and as a corpus of texts aiming at describing objective properties of languages. What does mean “tradition” exactly ? Is the term of “grammatical tradition” used to refer to a scientifically deficient approach to grammar, as exemplified by the term of “traditional grammar” ? What is a “tradition” in the scientific field ? What are the criteria (historical, epistemological) which allow us to consider this corpus homogeneous ? How is this corpus constitued? Could “grammatical traditions” be subsumed into a generic category the grammatical tradition