Article published in:Autour des verbes: Constructions et interprétations
Sous la direction de Kozué Ogata
[Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa 29] 2013
► pp. 3–18
La construction causative en faire et le marquage différentiel de l’objet en français
The aim of the paper is to show that differential object marking, i.e. special marking of a certain type of direct objects, which is not commonly recognized as a typological feature of French, occurs in French with clitics in the causative construction with the verb faire. Several examples of colloquial French thus show that the [+hum] direct object of faire (followed by an intransitive infinitive) occurs as a dative lui and not as an accusative le, as would be expected according to normative French.
Published online: 06 September 2013