Du locatif directionnel au datif dans les constructions du verbe <i>arriver</i>

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This paper examines the relationship between the directional locative and dative in the constructions of the verb <i>arriver</i> in French. These elements have points in common: semantically, they are both directional, syntactically, they can have the forme <i>à N</i>. Comparing two types of constructions for <i>arriver</i>: the locative and non-locative, we observe different co-occurrence restrictions between the dative and locative (directional and non-directional) in these constructions. Our analysis shows us that the dative and the directional locative are mutually exclusive, in that a verb can only take one directional object which is strongly related to it. The locative and the dative appear to be compatible in cases where the former is included by the latter, because according to the hierarchy between them the dative has a priority over the directional locative when they are in the same construction.


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