France Martineau

List of John Benjamins publications for which France Martineau plays a role.


Negation and Polarity: Syntax and semantics. Selected papers from the colloquium Negation: Syntax and Semantics. Ottawa, 11–13 May 1995

Edited by Danielle Forget, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau and María Luisa Rivero

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 155] 1997. viii, 367 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Semantics | Syntax


Martineau, France and Sandrine Tailleur. 2014. From local to supra-local: Hybridity in French written documents from the nineteenth century. Norms and Usage in Language History, 1600–1900: A sociolinguistic and comparative perspective, Rutten, Gijsbert, Rik Vosters and Wim Vandenbussche (eds.), pp. 223–248
This article discusses the ‘hybrid’ writing practices of two socially distinct (groups of) writers from nineteenth century French Canada; we specifically focus on their acceptance of (supra-)local language norms. We argue that the writers from the well-known bourgeois Papineau family progressively… read more | Article
Martineau, France. 2013. Written documents: What they tell us about linguistic usage. Touching the Past: Studies in the historical sociolinguistics of ego-documents, Wal, Marijke J. van der and Gijsbert Rutten (eds.), pp. 129–148
This paper explains why large historical sociolinguistic corpora are needed to interpret traces of spoken features through the written medium. To support this, the eighteenth-century personal diary of a small merchant is compared with other documents to show that the diary displays a number of… read more | Article
Martineau, France. 2009. Modeling change: A historical sociolinguistics perspective on French negation. Corpus Analysis and Variation in Linguistics, Kawaguchi, Yuji, Makoto Minegishi and Jacques Durand (eds.), pp. 159–178
Martineau, France and Virginia Motapanyane. 2000. Infinitive Subordinators and Verb Restructuring in French. New Approaches to Old Problems: Issues in Romance historical linguistics, Dworkin, Steven N. and Dieter Wanner (eds.), pp. 217 ff.
Martineau, France and Virginia Motapanyane. 1996. Hypothetical infinitives and crosslinguistic variation in continental and Québec French. Microparametric Syntax and Dialect Variation, Black, James R. and Virginia Motapanyane (eds.), pp. 145 ff.
It is proposed that, in French causative constructions, the clitic is attached to the verb which governs it and that the embedded verb cannot govern its complements after having been preposed. The clitics en and y, when associated with positions which are subcategorized by the embedded verb, can be… read more | Article