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L'analyse des formes Qui, que, lequel, etc. et la récusation du « pronom relatif »dans l'œuvre de Nicolas Beauzée

Abstract : We present here Beauzée's theory of Wh- words as it appears both in his major work (Grammaire Générale) and his contributions to the Encyclopédies. Beauzée rejects the definition and classification of these particular words as relative pronouns put forward by his predecessors. He claims that, by examining their use in French, Latin and other languages, these words are demonstrative conjunctive articles, and take place as a sub-class of conjunctive words in the point of view of syntax . In the light of his universal grammar theory and methodology for analysing sentences, reconstructing the underlying structure of elliptical utterances by supplying particular forms, we note some similarities between Beauzée (following Sanctius and his « ellipsis » theory and methodology) and the transformational (Z.S.Harris) and generative grammar.
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Mireille Piot. L'analyse des formes Qui, que, lequel, etc. et la récusation du « pronom relatif »dans l'œuvre de Nicolas Beauzée. Langue française, Armand Colin, 2003, 139 (139), pp.105-117. ⟨halshs-00306490⟩

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