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French Relative Clauses as Secondary Predicates: A case study in Construction Theory
Two properties characterize sign-based, constructional theories such as Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and Construction Grammar (CG). Firstly, phrases as well as words are organized in richly articulated ...
Linking constructions vs. linking rules: evidence from French
(Berkeley Linguistics Society, 1993)
Mapping constructions as word templates: evidence from French
In this paper, I will outline a monotonic approach to what Jackendoff (1990) calls the correspondence problem, i.e. the mapping of semantic structure to surface syntax. My approach is based on three simple ideas. The first ...
On a tué le président! The nature of Passives and Ultra-indefinites
(CSLI Publications, 1998)
Non-quantificational NP's are often divided into indefinites and definites. The former introduce new referents; the latter refer back to entities already introduced in discourse (see Kamp 1981, Heirri 1982, Fauconnier ...
Semantic unity and constructional particularity: the French se faire construction
(Berkeley Linguistic Society, 1992)
French, as most o!her Romance languages, contains many non-coreferential uses of !he reflexive. The constructions involved are well-known and are in gener<ll studied in !he context of mono-clausal or uni-predicate ...