The emergence of Noun + Noun constructions with a regressive order in contemporary French?

Abstract : This paper investigates the emergence of atypical noun+noun structures exhibiting regressive order (head-final or NN) in contemporary French such as la grève attitude ('the strike attitude') or la Marcelle solidarité ('the Marcelle solidarity'). Using attested examples drawn from contemporary media, the aim of the paper is to provide a detailed description and history of these data, as well as to study its productivity through the emergence of patterns such as la N attitude or la N Academy/Académie. Using traditional tests, the paper also investigates the morphological versus syntactic nature of the construction and concludes in favour of the former.
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Rudy Loock. The emergence of Noun + Noun constructions with a regressive order in contemporary French?. Journal of French Language Studies, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2012, FirstView article, pp.1-21. ⟨10.1017/S095926951200018X⟩. ⟨halshs-00695806⟩

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