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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0378-4169
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9927
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Abstract

After a survey of the problems connected with the French faire + Infinitive construction and the ways that have been proposed in the literature to explain them syntactically, we try to show that a discourse-oriented approach may yield better insights into the ways the construction functions. The deviant character of utterances such as ?*il vaudrait mieux lui faire téléphoner quelqu'un d'autre varies with the context into which they fit. In explaining utterances of this type, the notion of perceptual strategy proves to be a decisive one.
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1984-01-01
2019-10-17
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