Publication details [#9757]

Vet, Co. 1983. Possessive constructions in French. In Dik, Simon C., ed. Advances in functional grammar. Foris. pp. 123–140.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


Two types of possessive constructions in French (with possession markers 'de' and 'à') are distinguished, and are said to be used in different pragmatic circumstances. Ways of treating them within Dik's theory of functional grammar are proposed, and correlations with other constructions are pointed out.