Contribution à un bilan méthodologique de la syntaxe de l'émergence diachronique du sujet obligatoire en français:

Translated title of the contribution: Contribution to a methodological review of the syntax of the diachronic emergence of compulsory subject in French: e paramètre du sujet nul et le statut des clitiques

Pierre Larrivée

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Abstract

As any language French transformed over time. The evolution of French is marked by many phenomena at all organization levels. For syntax, these phenomena include from the medieval State to current state the assertive sentence of second verb schema change (where the verb should be preceded by a constituent, XVY) to SVO (where it is the subject that precedes the verb) and the passage of the optional expression required expression of the subject. The mandatory presence of the subject in current French is all the more remarkable that it distinguishes it from most other major contemporary romance languages that require explicit subject. This last group includes catalan, Spanish, Italian literary, some occitans, Portuguese, Romanian, and Sardinian, dialects French hugging with the florentin franco-provençal, some other occitans dialects Mediterranean Italian dialects and the ladin following Vanelli, Renzi and Beninca (1985/1985).
Translated title of the contributionContribution to a methodological review of the syntax of the diachronic emergence of compulsory subject in French: e paramètre du sujet nul et le statut des clitiques
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)8-16
Number of pages9
JournalL'information Grammaticale
Volume107
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • evolution of French
  • syntax
  • assertive sentence
  • second verb schema change
  • expression of the subject
  • subject
  • romance languages
  • explicit subject

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