par Wilmet, Marc
Référence Langue française, 171, page (27-41)
Publication Publié, 2011-09
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Where exactly should we draw the line between determination and predication? In order to answer that question, the first part of this paper starts from word categories, defined thanks to the notions of immediate and mediate extension (noun, adjective, verb, connective), and proceeds to functions defined thanks to the notions of internal and external incidence (determinative, completive, predicative, operative). After listing several cases of illicit encroachment of complementation or predication on determination (the postmodifiers and the 'false' appositions le roi Louis XIV or la ville de Paris), the second part is devoted to the conditions under which the transfer of an apposition-outside the affixed noun phrase-to a qualification within the phrase can or could happen. The conclusion asks for a greater recognition of second predication, that has probably not been exhausted by French grammar.