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L'Attribut de localisation et les nexus locatifs en français moderne
Göteborgs universitet.
1980 (French)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The first part of the study (pp. 1-64) deals with the problem of defining the predicative complement. The traditional approach, which makes the definition dependent upon the semantic notion of 'characterization', is considered unsatisfactory since it creates a functional distinction (predicative-adverbial) between constituents which, from a syntactic point of view, are on the same footing. It is argued, therefore,  that formal rather than semantic criteria should be taken into account when defining the predicative complement. With special reference to the status of prepositional locative complements, various criteria of this nature are discussed at some length and an attempt at a definition based on the findings of this analysis is made.

The second part of the study (pp. 65-288), for which, by allowing the locative complement to have predicative status, the first part serves as a kind of platform, aims at giving as complete a classification as possible of the constructions in which the predicative function is filled by a prepositional phrase denoting place. These constructions fall naturally into two groups: those where the combination subject + predicate forms in itself a complete and independent utterance and those where the same combination enters as a syntactic constituent into a larger sentential unit. It is clear that the focus of attention is on this second type, far more complex than the first. The 'sentence-nexuses' are further subdivided according to the various 'modalities' they express, while in the case of the 'constituent-nexuses', it has seemed natural to found the classification on the syntactic functions in which the nexus appears.

From a methodological point of view, the study can be said to adhere to what is sometimes termed 'traditional structuralism'. It is based on a corpus consisting of approximately 7.000 examples taken from a relatively small number of authors, all but three belonging to our own century.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis , 1980. , p. 313
Series
Romanica Gothoburgensia, ISSN 0080-3863 ; 18
Keywords [en]
nexus, predication, predicative, adnominal-adnexal, locative, prepositional phrase
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Humanities, French linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8927ISBN: 91-7346-088-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-8927DiVA, id: diva2:356482
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Available from: 2010-10-18 Created: 2010-10-12 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved

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