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Eric Mathieu (2004). Discontinuity and Discourse Structure.

URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/papers/zaspil/articles/zp35/Mathieu_7_12.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2494&langcode=fra (2018-01-20).


Example #1:

    b. [CP [DP Combien de livres]i as-tu  lus ti] ?
    how-many of books have-you read.MAS.PL
    `How many books have you read?'
Example #2:

    b. Combien de boites as-tu       ouvertes ?
    how-many of boxes have-you opened-FEM.PL
    `How many boxes have you opened?'
Example #3:

    b. Combien de personnes ont rigolé ?
    how-many of persons      have laughed
    `How many people laughed?'
Example #4:

    b. Combien de personnes sont arrivées ?
    how-many of persons      are arrived
    `How many people arrived?'
Example #5:

    b. Combien de livres as-tu        donné à Jean ?
    how-many of books have-you given to Jean
    `How many books have you given to Jean?'
Example #6:

    b. A combien de personnes as-tu          donné un livre ?
    to how-many of persons     have-you given a book
    `To how many people have you given a book?'
Example #7:

    b. A combien de personnes as-tu          souri ?
    to how-many of persons       have-you smiled
    `To many people have you smiled?'
Example #8:

    (20) a. Combien veux-tu        acheter de maisons ?
    how-many wants-you to-buy of houses
    `How many houses (any of them) you want to buy?'
Example #9:

    b. Combien de maisons veux-tu           acheter ?
    how-many of houses wants-you to-buy
    `How many houses do you want to buy?'
Example #10:

    b. Combien de mes articles as-tu           lus ?
    how-many of my articles have-you read-MAS-PL
    `How many of my articles have you read?'
Example #11:

    (22) a. Combien y a-t-il de centres de la petite enfance en Ontario ?
    how-many there is of centers of the small childhood in Ontario
    `How many infancy centres are there in Ontario?'
Example #12:

    b. Combien y a-t-il de polluants dans un béluga ?
    how-many there is of polluants in a beluga
    `How many polluants are there in a beluga?'
Example #13:

    d. Combien y      a-t-il de langues différentes sur Terre ?
    how-many there has-it of languages different     on Earth
    `How many different languages are there on Earth?'
Example #14:

    e. Combien y a-t-il de Chines ?
    how-many there is of Chinas
    `How many Chinas are there?'
Example #15:

    f. Combien y a-t-il de débris en orbite autour de la Terre ?
    how-many there are of debris in orbit around of the Earth
    `How many are debris in orbit around the Earth are there?'
Example #16:

    g. Combien y a-t-il de fumeurs au Canada ?
    how-many there are of smokers in Canada
    `How many smokers are there in Canada?'
Example #17:

    i. Combien y a t-il    de travailleurs autonomes ?
    how-many there have of workers      autonomous
    `How many autonomous workers are there?'
Example #18:

    j. Combien y aura-t-il     de coupures de billets en euros ?
    how-many there will be of bank notes           in euros
    `How many bank notes in euros will there be?'
Example #19:

    k. Combien y avait-il de robocops à Genève pendant le G8 ?
    how-many there was of robocops in Geneva during the G8
    `How many robocops were there in Geneva during the G8 meeting?'
Example #20:

    l. Combien il y avait de faux lee harvey oswald ?
    how-many there was of false lee harvey oswald
    `How many false Lee Harvey Oswalds were there?
Example #21:

    (23) Combien existe-t-il de types de porphyrie ?
    how-many exists-it   of types of porphyria
    `How many types of porphyria exist?'
Example #22:

    soient  invitées à la fête ?
    be-SUBJ invited to the party
    `How many people do you want invited at the party?'
Example #23:

    voteront la motion ?
    vote-AGR the proposition
    `How many MPs do you think will vote the proposition?'
Example #24:

    publieront  cette nouvelle ?
    publish-AGR this news
    news ?'                                   (Obenauer 1994: 202)
Example #25:

    b. Combien as-tu     écrit   de livres ?
    how-many have-you written of books
    `How many books have you written?'
Example #26:

    (34) a. Combien adopter             de rats ?
    how-many adopt-INFIN of rats
    `How many rats should one adopt?'
Example #27:

    b. Combien de rats adopter?
    how-many of rats adopt-INFIN
    `How many (of the) rats should we adopt?'
Example #28:

    (36) Jean est arrivé en retard.
    Jean is come late
    `Jean arrived late.'
Example #29:

    c. Combien un homme a-t-il      lu de livres ?
    how-many a man       has-he read of books
    `How many books has a man read?'
Example #30:

    Combien      existe-t-il de types de porphyrie ?
    how-many     exists-it of types of porphyria
    `How many    types of porphyria exist?'
Example #31:

    (51) a. Combien le critique a-t-il apprécié          de films ?
    how-many the critic has-he appreciated of films
    `How many films has the critic appreciated?'
Example #32:

    b. Combien a-t-il    possédé de tableaux ?
    how-many has-he own        of paintings
    `How many paintings has he owned?'      (Obenauer 1994: 129)
Example #33:

    (52) a. Combien possedez vous de dvd ?
    how-many own     you of dvd
    `How many DVDs do you own?'
Example #34:

    (54) a. *Y a      Marie qui      est intelligente.         (no focus on Marie)
    there is Marie that-AGR is intelligent
    `Marie is intelligent.'
Example #35:

    b. *Y a      Jean qui      aime Montréal.             (no focus on Jean)
    there is Jean that-AGRlove Montréal
    `Jean loves Montreal.'
Example #36:

    (55) Y a      Jean qui         possède plein de DVD.
    there is Jean that-AGR owns lots of dvd
    `Jean owns lots of DVDs.'
Example #37:

    c. Combien de livres un homme a-t-il     lu ?
    how-many of books a man        has-he read
    `How many books has a man read?'