This paper presents a comparative analysis of the compositionality of the conjunctive phrases that introduce final clauses in German, French and Italian, a phenomenon that is seldom described in dictionaries and traditional grammars. Based on several fundamental studies on conjunctive phrases of purpose in the abovementioned languages, the phenomenon in question is first defined and then several representative examples of conjunctive phrases belonging to semantic classes that express purpose are described. This description highlights the fact that in German, French and Italian, the conjunctive phrases of purpose are free structures, as the complex sentences in which they occur can be restructured, largely analogously in the three compared languages, when their complex sentences of origin have equally similar structures. In this case, the applicability of the transformations to the constructions considered is based on the possibility of actualizing the nominal predicate present in the conjunctive phrase by means of verbs that maintain the predicative value of the noun within the phrase, which therefore turns out to be a sentence reduction.

Composizionalità delle "locuzioni congiuntive" con significato finale: tedesco, francese e italiano a confronto

CANTARINI, Sibilla
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2012

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This paper presents a comparative analysis of the compositionality of the conjunctive phrases that introduce final clauses in German, French and Italian, a phenomenon that is seldom described in dictionaries and traditional grammars. Based on several fundamental studies on conjunctive phrases of purpose in the abovementioned languages, the phenomenon in question is first defined and then several representative examples of conjunctive phrases belonging to semantic classes that express purpose are described. This description highlights the fact that in German, French and Italian, the conjunctive phrases of purpose are free structures, as the complex sentences in which they occur can be restructured, largely analogously in the three compared languages, when their complex sentences of origin have equally similar structures. In this case, the applicability of the transformations to the constructions considered is based on the possibility of actualizing the nominal predicate present in the conjunctive phrase by means of verbs that maintain the predicative value of the noun within the phrase, which therefore turns out to be a sentence reduction.
finalità, locuzioni congiuntive, composizionalità
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