Article published in:Verbes supports: Nouvel état des lieux
Sous la direction de Gaston Gross et Sophie de Pontonx
[Lingvisticæ Investigationes 27:2] 2005
► pp. 253–264
Alternances casuelles, verbes supports et quantification
In three types of sentences with predicative nouns in French, the arguments of the support verb can occupy different syntactic slots : (1) Luc donne des conseils à Max (2) Luc abreuve Max de conseils (3) Max croule sous les conseils de Luc This paper evaluates the amount of this type of nouns and verbs in the lexicon of French and studies their syntactic and semantic properties. The verbs in question have a metaphoric sense of quantity. The predicative nouns possible in this type of constructions constitute semantic classes according to the metaphoric meaning of the verbs they accept.
Published online: 10 June 2005