Noms d'objets et noms d'événements: quelles frontières linguistiques?

Abstract : This paper deals with the differences between nouns denoting objects (ONs) and nouns denoting events (ENs). ONs and ENs combine respectively with se trouver 'be (somewhere)' and avoir lieu 'take place', but there is not any simple morphological or syntactic property -- such as the derivation of the noun, or the existence of an argument structure -- that can account for their distinction. The semantic properties of both types of Ns are scrutinized, especially their spatial and temporal features of extension and location. It is shown that ENs are heterogeneous with respect to their spatial denotation, and that the main difference between ONs and ENs is the denotation of temporal entities.
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Richard Huyghe. Noms d'objets et noms d'événements: quelles frontières linguistiques?. Scolia, Université des sciences humaines Strasbourg, 2012, pp.81-103. ⟨hal-00975571⟩

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