Des constructions de aller et de venir grammaticalisés en auxiliaires

Translated title of the contribution: About the Periphrases Where Aller and Venir Are Grammaticalised as Auxiliaries

Jacques Brès, Emmanuelle Labeau

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Starting from the semantic description of aller and venir as motion verbs, this paper accounts for the general grammaticalisation process that has turned them into auxiliaries. It then provides an overview of the structures in which the two verbs work as auxiliaries: first, the aspectuo-temporal structures of imminence-ulteriority, proximal anteriority, illustrative, narrative, durative, passive and temporal sequence; secondly, the modal constructions of extraordinary, extreme and mitigation.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)49-86
Number of pages38
JournalSyntaxe et Semantique
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2018


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