Behavior-related unergative verbs
AbstractIn languages such as French, it is possible to derive from common or proper nouns unergative verbs that intuitively describe ways of behaving, for example, diplomatiser ‘behave like a diplomat’. This paper focuses on the semantics of these verbs, in particular, on the semantic contribution of the incorporated noun, by looking at the entailment patterns between the verb (e.g. diplomatiser ‘behave like a diplomat’) and the corresponding noun (e.g. être (un/une) diplomate ‘be a diplomat’). The analysis proposed explicitly captures the figurative reading of être un/une diplomate ‘be a diplomat’, the link between the meaning shift of N in this reading and in diplomatiser ‘behave like a diplomat’, as well as the entailment patterns observed.
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Martin, F., & Piñón, C. (1). Behavior-related unergative verbs. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 20, 480-496. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/276
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