Article published in:Lexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar: Papers in honour of Maurice Gross
Edited by Christian Leclère, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot and Max Silberztein
[Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa 24] 2004
► pp. 23–29
Lexique-Grammaire et extensions lexicales
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One can find in French expressions which are equivalent to adverbs ending in -ment, e.g. écouter d'une oreille attentive /distraite as compared to écouter attentivement /distraitement, or dessiner d'une main habile /dessiner d'un crayon habile as compared to dessiner habilement. These expressions, which are considered to be relatively fixed, or semi-compositional, are being studied with ever-increasing precision by linguists and lexicographers. This paper sets out the criteria which define these expressions in Lexicon-Grammar Theory.
Published online: 29 July 2004