Les travaux en Lexique-Grammaire du malgache et leurs extensions

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As a visiting professor at the Department of Malagasy Studies at the University of Antananarivo in 1989, Maurice Gross gave an unprecedented impetus to the descriptive study of the Malagasy language. He contributed so much, mainly through the development of Lexicon-Grammar, that we have him to thank for one state doctoral thesis, four new doctoral theses, thirteen DEA theses, eleven CAPEN theses, and several dissertations or master's theses. The following achievements, completed by members of the DIFP (Interdisciplinary and Vocational Training Department) benefited particularly from his help: <i>Lexique-grammaire du malgache</i>. <i>Constructions transitives et intransitives</i> by Roger-Bruno Rabenilaina (1987), <i>Lexique-grammaire des composés du malgache</i>. <i>Les adverbes de temps</i>, by Lucie Raharinirina-Rabaovololona (1991) and <i>Lexique-grammaire du malgache</i>. <i>Constructions adjectivales</i> by Baholisoa Simone Ralalaoherivony (1995).<br />Thanks to this progress in Lexicon-Grammar, the DIFP team was able to launch projects in fields with a more applied focus. These include Lexicology, Terminology and Translation. The new insights and tools offered by Lexicon-Grammar brought about tremendous developments in those fields. In addition, there is continuity in our fundamental linguistic activity: the research into Lexicon-Grammar is the common interest of the members of DIFP.<br />For all this, we are most grateful to Maurice Gross.


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