La Morphologie Est-Elle la Syntaxe des Mots?
Is Morphology the Syntax of Words? This article deals with the place of morphology in relation to the syntactic component of grammar. Its main purpose is to show, thanks to the study of some empirical data, that the general principles of the X-bar theory are unsuited to describe the inner structure of constructed words in French. From this study emerges the fact that the construction of lexical units pertains to specific rules which must take place inside an autonomous lexical component.
Published online: 01 January 1995