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Les noms d'humains en -aire : essai de classification

Abstract : This work focuses on a morphologically homogeneous class of french nouns denoting human referents and constructed with the suffix-aire (NH-aire: bénéficiaire, abonnataire, protestataire, universitaire, etc.). The only available characterization of NH-aire comes from lexicographical resources according to which the suffix-aire forms agents nouns. Thus, and particularly in comparison with other well-known agent nouns, we propose to reconsider the agentive dimension of NH-aire. Besides the theoretical contribution to a noun sub-class description, this study aims to deepen reflection on a regular mode of lexical construction and finally sketch an alternative ranking of NH-aire, based on morpho-syntactic and semantic criteria.
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Catherine Schnedecker, Angelina Aleksandrova. Les noms d'humains en -aire : essai de classification. 5ième congrès mondial de linguistique française, F. Neveu, G. Bergounioux, M.-H. Côté, J.-M. Fournier, L. Hriba et S. Prévost (Eds.), Jul 2016, Tours, France. ⟨hal-01353567⟩

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