The French non canonical passive in se faire

Labelle, Marie (2002). « The French non canonical passive in se faire », dans Proceedings of Linguistics and Phonetics, 2002 (Linguistics and phonetics 2002 (LP 2002), Meikai University, Tokyo, 2-4 Sept. 2002), sous la dir. de Haraguchi, Shosuke; Palek, Bohumil et Fujimura, Osamu. Tokyo, Charles University Press and Meikai University.

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This paper focusses on the French non canonical passive construction in se faire, with the aim of showing how the passive meaning arises in this construction. The construction is first shown to be distinct from East Asian indirect passives to which it has been compared. It is shown that the reflexive pronoun se binds a participant within the embedded event. Then, it is argued that, even though the construction is based on the causative verb faire, there is no CAUSE component of meaning in the interpretation. Finally, the question of how the passive reading of the verb arises is addressed. The analysis proposed relies on the idea that the subject of faire undergoes a shift from subject of the semantic predicate AFF(ect) to object of AFF. The discussion of se faire set against the background of the various passivization strategies in the languages of the world.

Type: Communication, article de congrès ou colloque
Mots-clés ou Sujets: French, causative, passive, non-canonical passive, reflexive, se faire, se voir
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences humaines > Département de linguistique
Centres institutionnels > Centre de recherche sur le langage, l'esprit et le cerveau (CRLEC)
Déposé par: Marie Labelle
Date de dépôt: 25 oct. 2010 13:41
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:16
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/3426

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