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L'incorporation nominale en émérillon : une approche lexicale et discursive

Abstract : Noun incorporation in Emérillon essentially consists of morphological incorporation of a noun in the semantic role of patient, which must be a member of the sub-class of dependent nouns i.e. obligatorily possessed when heading a noun phrase. The result is a transitive verbal complex governing an object that represents a human participant. In this article, I argue against the transformational view of clauses with incorporated nouns, as well as notions that derive from it, such as "object incorporation", "possessor raising" and "external possession". I analyze noun incorporation as a lexical device fulfilling a discursive function: it presents the human participant as affected by the action and its corollary is the demotion of a non specific patient.
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Françoise Rose. L'incorporation nominale en émérillon : une approche lexicale et discursive. Amerindia, Association d'Ethno-linguistique Amérindienne, 2008, 31, pp.87-112. ⟨halshs-00453559⟩



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