[MyResearch] About space and linguistics: Claude Vandeloise
In previous works, Vandeloise has made extensive and deeply insightful contributions to the semantic analysis of spatial expressions in French. His richly detailed observations on their meanings and uses has taken our understanding of their subtle complexities, as well as their basic nature, to an entirely new level. In particular, he has forcefully raised the general issue of whether such expressions are primarily spatial at all. He has shown persuasively that human interactive functions (e.g. 'bearer'/'burden', 'container'/'content') are essential if not fundamental to their characterization.