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Quelques Aspects Semantiques D'une Construction a Verbe Support Faire

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The notion of support verb enables us to construct a coherent lexicon of predicative nouns. It also enables us to describe their syntax and to provide a strong basis for their semantic description. This article gives a description of the construction of the support verb faire where the predicative noun relates to sport and musical activities. We also point out the privileged semantic and syntactic relation between the support verb subject and the predicative noun. The major property is the possibility for the determiner to commute with other determiners, whether or not accompanied by a modifier. This description enables us to divide the whole of these predicative nouns into five units. Each unit is homogeneous as far as its semantics and syntax are concerned.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 1994


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