Marleen Van Peteghem

Marleen Van Peteghem
Ghent University | UGhent · Department of Linguistics

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October 2009 - December 2015
Ghent University
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  • Professor
October 1991 - September 2009
Université de Lille
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  • Professeur des Universités

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This article investigates the evolution of the Romanian pattern [dative clitic + ‘ be ’ + N] (cf. Mi-e foame , lit. me .dat= is hunger, ‘I’m hungry’) from the 16th century until present-day Romanian. This pattern traces back to the Latin mihi est construction (lit. me. dat is), but is semantically more restricted than its Latin ancestor in that it...
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When a superlative adjective is used as a predicate, the article which co-occurs with the superlative may not agree with the head noun of the subject in certain languages. This study examines the conditions under which non-agreement occurs in French and Dutch. It shows that non-agreement is rare in French and very frequent in Dutch. This is due to...
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En néerlandais, les adjectifs du type ‹difficile› ou ‹facile› entrent dans deux constructions qui se distinguent par la présence ou l’absence du complémenteur OM. L’objectif de cette étude est de montrer que ces deux constructions correspondent à deux analyses de la construction Tough proposées pour l’anglais et qu’elles donnent lieu à deux délimit...
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The present paper investigates a subtype of (analytical) resultative constructions¹, viz. Nomination Verb Constructions (e.g. Henry was proclaimed King of England), within a comparative Germanic – Romance perspective. Resultative constructions are a priori atypical of Romance languages, which belong to the so-called class of ‘verb-framing’ language...
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The pronoun ce in copular constructions The object of this article is the use of the pronoun ce as a subject of constructions with a plural predicate noun in French. It examines the hypothesis by H. Diessel (1997:199) that this type of pronoun is specific to predicative constructions. A comparison of ‹{ce sont | c’est} + plural NP› with its equival...
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En russe, les adjectifs signifiant ‹facile›, ‹difficile›, accompagnés d’un infinitif, ne présentent pas le phénomène de Object-to-Subject Raising (Rosenbaum 1967) puisque l’objet monté garde le cas qui lui est assigné par l’infinitif. La montée consiste donc en un simple changement de l’ordre des mots. Néanmoins, malgré l’absence d’une construction...
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Our study deals with the dative reflexive construction identified through a double alternation: a nominative vs. dative marking of the subject and a non-reflexive vs. reflexive form of the verb, as in ja ne rabotaju ‘I do not work’ vs. mne ne rabotaetsja ‘I do not feel like working’. We argue that this construction subsumes two subtypes: subtype 1,...
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This article examines whether the preposition 'de' in the predicate noun may be analyzed as a mark of the genitive in French. The genitive in French is identified on the basis of language internal arguments on the one hand and a comparison with Russian on the other hand. It is shown that only one type of prepositional predicates corresponds to a ge...
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Verbs of pain in Romanian such as durea ‘ache’, ustura ‘burn’, and furnica ‘itch’ assign the accusative to their experiencer arguments, unlike other Romance languages, where the experiencer is dative-marked. The use of the accusative raises interesting problems in that it gives rise to a mismatch between the hypothesis on the syntax of inalienabili...
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Dans un de ses trois emplois même se postpose au constituant qu’il focalise. Dans certains cas il doit alors s’appuyer sur un pronom, dans d’autres la présence du pronom rend la phrase agrammaticale. Le but de cet article est de rendre compte de la présence ou absence du pronom. Les faits examinés montrent que lui-même porte sur le SN entier, alors...
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The epistemic dative construction (cf. Je lui trouve du charme ‘I find him charming’) is generally described as a structure of secondary predication. This paper examines whether the verbs used in this structure function as epistemic modalizers, as the term proposed by Ruwet (1982) suggests, or rather as evidential markers of the secondary predicati...
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Cet article étudie l'emploi de "même" et de "lui-même" directement postposés à des noms propres. Il confirme l’hypothèse selon laquelle "même" ne convient pas pour focaliser des SN entiers : les Npr étant des SN complets, "même" seul est extrêmement rare avec eux, sauf dans les compléments adverbiaux ou avec les noms propres de ville, qui sont des...
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This paper deals with the genitive case in Russian as present within the NP and the VP. We argue that although semantic factors sometimes condition genitive marking, the Russian genitive is not sensitive to the thematic properties of the head and is therefore closer to the structural cases, assigned on purely configurational grounds. From a semanti...
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As is well known, the possessive paradigms of French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian contain three types of possessive: adjectives, determiners and pronouns. Comparing with the Latin system, from which all Romance possessive systems derive, two tendencies prevail: possessive pronouns tend to be eliminated, and possessive adjectives change into deter...
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Cet article montre que la "construction à datif épistémique" (je lui trouve mauvaise mine) n'accueille pas les mêmes verbes que la structure parenthétique, bien que ces deux structures accueillent des verbes épistémiques, qui ne véhiculent pas l’information essentielle de la phrase. L’étude plus détaillée de trois verbes, croire, trouver et penser,...
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Le but de cette étude est d’étudier trois types de possessifs dans quatre langues romanes, à savoir le français, l’espagnol, l’italien et le roumain, et d’examiner l’importance de la cliticisation des possessifs dans chacune de ces langues. Elle montre que dans les quatre langues romanes les possessifs ont tendance à s’affaiblir, sans qu’on puisse...
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The aim of this paper is to propose a unified account of dative assignment for both verbs and adjectives in French. We will show that both types of predicates assign dative case to their second internal argument, provided that this argument is situated in a higher position in the thematic hierarchy than the first internal argument. This hypothesis,...
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Subordinate comparative clauses mostly do not contain a verb and are then considered to be elliptic CPs. Nevertheless there are languages in which the comparative clause cannot always be analysed as an elliptic clause. This paper focuses on two cases in which an elliptic analysis is impossible. In the first case, occurring in Italian and Romanian,...
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Subordinate comparative clauses mostly do not contain a verb and are then considered to be elliptic CPs. Nevertheless there are languages in which the comparative clause cannot always be analysed as an elliptic clause. This paper focuses on two cases in which an elliptic analysis is impossible. In the first case, occurring in Italian and Romanian,...
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The aim of this paper is to propose a unified account of dative assignment for both verbs and adjectives in French. We will show that both types of predicates assign dative case to their second internal argument, provided that this argument is situated in a higher position in the thematic hierarchy than the first internal argument. This hypothesis,...
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Cet article discute la dichotomie cas structural vs non structural par rapport au datif français. Plusieurs faits semblent plaider en faveur du caractère non structural de ce datif, comme le marquage des datifs nominaux par une préposition (cf. cas oblique) et l'existence de datifs non argumentaux (cf. cas sémantique). Néanmoins l'examen des différ...
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This study deals with the choice between two external possessor structures in Russian: the possessive dative and the U + genitive PP. Is shows that this choice is primarily related to the thematic role of the possessor adjunct, which can vary with the same verb: the possessive dative presents it as a goal or as an experiencer, while the U-construct...
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This paper tests on French Beck’s (2000) analysis of plural and quantified NP dependent readings of different in English. According to her, different works as a relational adjective when it depends on a plural NP , and as a comparison operator when it depends on a universally quantified NP . Beck treats as evidence in favour of her thesis the fact...
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Marleen Van Peteghem : Interpreting pareil or how a relational adjective becomes an anaphoric device Pareil is a relational adjective, which expresses a relation of identity between two or more entities. Unlike meme and different, it does not give rise to referentially dependent interpretations. Nevertheless the arguments of the relation can be exp...
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Pareil is a relational adjective, which expresses a relation of identity between two or more entities. Unlike même and différent, it does not give rise to referentially dependent interpretations. Nevertheless the arguments of the relation can be expressed in various ways, which allows us to distinguish three different uses of pareil: (i) pareil use...
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Marleen Van Peteghem: Sur un indéfini marginal: même exprimant l'identité The word même in French meaning identity (cf. same in English) occurs regularly among the indefinite adjectives in French grammar. Its syntactic and semantic properties though differ from those of prototypical indefinites. Our investigation tends to prove that même together w...
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This paper tests on French Beck's claim that two distinct 'different' are involved in the production of the range of possible readings of the corresponding elements in German and English. French data do not support her claim of a split where German marks it via a lexical differentiation. Furthermore, they reveal that her proposal in terms of a comp...
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BP 149 -59653 Villeneuve d'Ascq tovena,peteghem@univ-lille3.fr à paraître dans F.Corblin, Sylvie Ferrando et Lucien Kupferman (eds.) Indéfinis et Prédications, Presses Universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne Résumé – Comme beaucoup d'adjectifs français, différent adnominal figure souvent en position postnominale, mais au pluriel il peut également être le...

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In Romanian, a broad range of predicates is used with a subject-like experiencer argument in the dative (e.g. Mi-e somn ‘I feel sleepy’, lit. me.DAT is sleep) or, more rarely, in the accusative (mă doare capul ‘I have a headache’, lit. me.ACC hurts the head). According to Bossong (1998) and Haspelmath (2001), the oblique marking of the experiencer distinguishes Romanian from both other Romance and Balkan languages, where the experiencer is encoded as a (nominative) subject, which is the canonical marking in “Standard Average European” languages (cf. Fr. J’ai sommeil). As a consequence, Romanian is claimed to be typologically closer to East-Slavic, Baltic, Finno-Ugrian and Caucasian languages, which also have dative experiencers. This is surprising since Romanian has undergone substantial contact-induced influence by Old-Slavic and Balkan languages, which are agent-experiencer languages, but not by East-Slavic or Baltic languages, which are dative-experiencer languages. The aim of this project is to study oblique subject-like arguments in Contemporary Romanian and their evolution in Romanian texts from the 16th century until now, in order to verify whether decline, stability or increase in productivity of non-canonical subject marking can be observed, bringing Romanian closer to or further away from the Standard Average European type. The project will be based on reliable corpus research methods.