By Myriam Bouveret, Dominique Legallois
The publication Constructions in French is the 1st accrued quantity to target French syntax from a constructionist point of view. it's been written with varieties of readers in brain: for readers attracted to the connection among the French linguistics culture and cognitive linguistics, and for readers who want to research how building Grammar may be utilized to various French language phenomena. The 11 papers illustrate the insights generated by means of combining lexicalist and constructionist ways, targeting syntax as a dynamic process and utilizing corpus facts from a number of speech genres. The contributions offer new findings approximately French utilization tendencies (in linguistics and in psycholinguistics), together with insights into new, nonstandard and poorly studied structures.
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However, opinions diverge on whether there is only one construction – fundamentally causative for some linguists, semantically underspecified for 1. Focusing on the passive reading of SE FAIRE V-er, the paper deals with combinations of the form with two-place predicates only. It excludes expressions with one-place predicates, such as “se faire bronzer” (‘to get tanned’). Sophie Raineri others – which may lend itself to a passive reading via pragmatic inference in the appropriate context, or two homonymous constructions, the passive SE FAIRE V-er having gained both semantic and syntactic independence.
Syntaxe, lexique et sémantique . Les constructions verbales. Gand: Publications de l ’Université de Gand. Willems, Dominique (1985). Sur la structure sémantique du lexique verbal. Bilan et perspectives, Linguistica Antverpiensia 18/19, 163–183. Willems, Dominique (2002). Classes et relations verbales. A la recherche d ’une typologie intégrée, Travaux linguistiques du Cerlico, Presses Universitaires Rennes, 285–301. Willems Dominique (2006). Typologie des procès et régularités polysémiques. In D.
9) Fais-toi vite vomir: c ’est du poison! ’ Sophie Raineri (10) Je me ferai représenter à la réunion par ma secrétaire. ’ (11) Ce que je n ’aime pas, c ’est quand je me fais gronder par ma maman parce que je n ’ai pas fait mon travail. ’ (12) Je me suis fait aborder par un homme. ’ (13) Une nouvelle voix se fait entendre dans la politique des sciences et des technologies. ’ (Kokutani 2005: 2009) In stark contrast, the third line of approach posits the existence of two homonymous constructions in SE FAIRE V-er.
Constructions in French by Myriam Bouveret, Dominique Legallois