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The Treatment of the French Adjectif Detache in Lexical Functional Grammar

  • Christoph Schwarze
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 35)

Abstract

In French*, an adjective phrase may occur as a part of the noun phrase (adjectif épithète), as a part of the verb phrase (adjectif attribut) and in a detached, apposition-like position (adjectif détaché 1), as illustrated by the following examples:
  1. (1)

    Soulagé par la fraicheur, il allait encore plus vite ’Relieved by the coolness, he went still faster’

     
  2. (2)

    La pluie s’est mise à tomber, vaporeuse et sournoise ’The rain started to fall, steamy and sneaking

     

Keywords

Noun Phrase Grammatical Function Phrase Structure Grammar Nominal Expression Adjective Phrase 
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