Foundations of French Syntax

Foundations of French Syntax

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Detailed analysis of the principal areas of French grammar, grounded in traditional and modern theory.5 Definiteness and generic reference In the discussion so far, it has been assumed that NPs introduced by definite ... Here, the addressee is not expected to be able to identify the referents of the definite NPs (la#39;aperitif, la carte, le garcon and ... or [-count] noun, whereas in corresponding English examples, the noun occurs without a determiner: (25) a Pierre aime le vin b Le ... I drank, in (c) particular sets of women and flowers and in (d) perhaps two football 213 5.3 The determiner system.

Title:Foundations of French Syntax
Author:Michael Allan Jones
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1996-09-12


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