A la recherche du complément de manière prototypique

Abstract : Adverbs are traditionally considered to be the best representatives of manner adjuncts. However, this hypothesis is only based on intuition and has never been proven in any statistical framework. An in-depth analysis of some 850 manner adjuncts, identified by using both syntactic and semantic criteria in J.M.G. Le Clézio's novel Étoile errante, allows us to verify this hypothesis on the one hand, and on the other to establish quantified relationships between different types of syntactic constituents capable of functioning as manner adjuncts. Our results suggest that, if adverbs do appear to be the most frequent type of manner adjuncts in the corpus, other linguistic features show that they fall far short of being representative of the behaviour of all adjuncts expressing manner.
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Dejan Stosic. A la recherche du complément de manière prototypique. Scolia, Université des sciences humaines Strasbourg, 2013, 27, pp.53-74. ⟨halshs-00927116⟩

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