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Academic Paper

Title: Prédicats et verbes supports d’occurrence météorologiques dans une perspective contrastive franco-polonaise
Author: Agnieszka Kornelia Kaliska
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Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Linguistic Field: Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax
Subject Language: French
Abstract: The common co-occurrence of words in a given context reflects both the extra-linguistic knowledge of a language user, and the specific intra-linguistic rules. We can say that lexicon and grammar are interpreters of the extra-linguistic reality. The purpose of our research is to consider, in French-Polish constrastive perspective, the relation between the pronoun and the meteorological verb (such as il and venter in Il vente) on the one hand and, on the other, the relation between the meteorological noun and the special kind of support verb named verbe d’occurrence on the Lexicon-Grammar ground (such as vent and mugir in Le vent mugit). We then raise the question of the particular status of meteorological nouns in the grammatical subject position and explain the non-predicative character of verbs in constructions such as Le vent mugit. In the end, we present a list of Polish and French examples containing meteorological support verbs or their stylistic and aspectual variants.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Lingvisticae Investigationes, Volume 34, Number 2. John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011. 169-203 (35).
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