Dynamique De L’Affranchissement D’Une Partie Du Discours: L’Adjectif en FrançAis

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Our research focuses on the analysis of adjectival behaviour along the evolution from free combinations, where the adjective modifies a noun, to free forms where the adjective leaves its nominal support and becomes a modifier of itself (nominalization) or a verbal modifier (adverbialization). We have studied the evolution of the adjective from free combinations to free forms, explaining the way the adjective is set free from its nominal support and describing the mechanism of release. We have also defined and explained a parameter which emphasizes the adjectival release process. Finally, we have analyzed the characteristics and values of the adjectival release (nominalized or adverbialized) in comparison with those of the adjective in free combination.

Daniela Bordea