Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0378-4169
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9927
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes


The notion of support verb enables us to construct a coherent lexicon of predicative nouns. It also enables us to describe their syntax and to provide a strong basis for their semantic description. This article gives a description of the construction of the support verb faire where the predicative noun relates to sport and musical activities. We also point out the privileged semantic and syntactic relation between the support verb subject and the predicative noun. The major property is the possibility for the determiner to commute with other determiners, whether or not accompanied by a modifier. This description enables us to divide the whole of these predicative nouns into five units. Each unit is homogeneous as far as its semantics and syntax are concerned.


Article metrics loading...

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error