'Elle a teint ses rideaux en rouge' : entre manière et résultativité.

Abstract : This paper assesses the exact function of the complement introduced by EN in structures such as 'Elle a teint ses rideaux en rouge' (literally, 'She dyed her curtains 'in'red'). Since these complements answer the question 'How ?', the possibility of viewing them as object-oriented manner adverbials is first investigated - and discarded. They are then paralleled to the secondary predicates already identified for other resultative constructions. But I show that they depart from the complements of inherently resultative verbs such as 'mettre' (cf. literally 'put X in anger/put X pregnant'), which direcly select either a PP projected by the preposition EN or an AP. We propose that they pattern rather like 'transformer' (cf. lit. 'transform X in frog') : the complement corresponds to a resultative augmentation of the argument structure of the verb, with EN (lit. 'in') acting as a Result functional head selecting either for a NP (with 'transformer') or an AP (with 'teindre').
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Anne Dagnac. 'Elle a teint ses rideaux en rouge' : entre manière et résultativité.. Langages, Armand Colin (Larousse jusqu'en 2003), 2009, 3/2009 (175), pp.67. ⟨10.3917/lang.175.0067⟩. ⟨hal-00881806⟩

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