Jacques Jayez

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Delattre (1966) proposed a classification of French basic melodic contours. He defined in particular 'major continuatives' as melodic rises that mark the frontier between higher constituents in a hierarchy of clausal and sentential constituents. Although Delattre's empirical basis for his classification has been discussed, there is a strong intuition that(More)
We reanalyze the data presented in Bonami, Godard and Marandin (1999), Bonami & Godard (2001) and Marandin (2001) in an LFG framework and show that the facts about Stylistic Inversion fall out of the LFG treatment of equality. This treatment, however, necessitates a different approach to object-control and object-raising constructions. We treat these as(More)
Current research in lexical semantics has brought into focus (i) the existence of general tendencies ('princi-ples') ac:o~ languages or inside language families, (ii) the existence of numerous exceptions to these tendencies. To reconcile these two facts, it seems natural to endorle s general conception of principles-with-exceptions or 'subregularities '1,(More)