ERIC Number: ED263748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Les Emplois du participe present en francais et en anglais (The Use of the Present Participle in French and in English).
Duffley, Patrick J.
A study of the uses of the French verb forms ending in "-ant" and the English forms ending in "-ing" begins with a discussion of the identification and classification of the various uses (substantive, adjectival, and adverbial) in each language and then compares them. The research finds that the English uses are far more varied than the French. The French form, which has one special substantive use, is found in all of the adjectival categories except that of the prepositioned attributive adjective, and has a single adverbial use. The English form is found in all the substantive and adjectival categories of usage and three adverbial categories. Additional variation is found in written versus spoken usage. It is suggested that the differences in usage between the two languages' forms may contribute to differences in images of events presented in the languages. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.