Béatrice Lamiroy

List of John Benjamins publications for which Béatrice Lamiroy plays a role.



Non-prototypical clefts

Edited by Lena Karssenberg, Karen Lahousse, Béatrice Lamiroy, Stefania Marzo and Ana Drobnjakovic

[Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 32] 2018. v, 169 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics

French Syntax in Contrast

Edited by Karen Lahousse, Béatrice Lamiroy and Kristel Van Goethem

Special issue of Lingvisticæ Investigationes 33:2 (2010) vi, 170 pp.
Subjects Computational & corpus linguistics | Generative linguistics | Lexicography | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

The Nominative & Accusative and their counterparts

Edited by Kristin Davidse and Béatrice Lamiroy

Subjects Functional linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Comparative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Syntax


L’article aborde le phénomène du figement en analysant des expressions figées verbales. Nous présentons d’une part une petite étude de corpus dans une approche contrastive français-néerlandais et comparons d’autre part le français de Belgique au français commun. Nous montrons comment la mise en… read more
Karssenberg, Lena, Karen Lahousse, Béatrice Lamiroy, Stefania Marzo and Ana Drobnjakovic 2018 Non-prototypical clefts: Formal, semantic and information-structural propertiesNon-prototypical clefts, Karssenberg, Lena, Karen Lahousse, Béatrice Lamiroy, Stefania Marzo and Ana Drobnjakovic (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Introduction
In this article we present an overview of current debates in the analysis of cleft sentences. The types of sentences that are often seen as prototypical examples of the cleft category are introduced by it is or a cross-linguistic equivalent; in addition, they have specificational semantics and a… read more
Grammaticalization across Romance languages and the pace of language change. The position of Catalan. In several works on grammaticalization, one of the authors of this paper has established a grammaticalization cline which posits three major Romance languages: French at one extreme, Spanish at… read more
Carlier, Anne, Michèle Goyens and Béatrice Lamiroy 2013 De: A genitive marker in French? Its grammaticalization path from Latin to FrenchThe Genitive, Carlier, Anne and Jean-Christophe Verstraete (eds.), pp. 141–216 | Article
This paper deals with the evolution of the genitive case from Latin to Old and Middle French, and from Middle French to Modern French. The loss of morphological case inflection in French raises the question whether the category of the genitive is still a relevant notion. The authors claim it is, by… read more
The aim of the paper is to show that differential object marking, i.e. special marking of a certain type of direct objects, which is not commonly recognized as a typological feature of French, occurs in French with clitics in the causative construction with the verb faire. Several examples of… read more
De Mulder, Walter and Béatrice Lamiroy 2012 Gradualness of grammaticalization in Romance. The position of French, Spanish and ItalianGrammaticalization and Language Change: New reflections, Davidse, Kristin, Tine Breban, Lieselotte Brems and Tanja Mortelmans (eds.), pp. 199–226 | Article
In this article we propose that the notion of grammaticalization as a gradual process can be extended to language typology. Within the same language family, grammaticalization phenomena can be ongoing in one language and have reached a stage further down the cline in another language. This entails… read more
Lamiroy, Béatrice and Ludo Melis 2005 Les copules ressemblent-elles aux auxiliaires?Les Périphrases Verbales, Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, Hava et Nicole Le Querler (dir.), pp. 145–170 | Article
Lamiroy, Béatrice et Jean René Klein 2004 La structure de la phrase en français de BelgiqueLexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar: Papers in honour of Maurice Gross, Leclère, Christian, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot and Max Silberztein (eds.), pp. 343–371 | Article
The paper aims at analyzing about 500 verbs that typically belong to Belgian French, according to the principles of the lexicon-grammar set forth by Maurice Gross. Four categories are distinguished, viz. verbs that are totally unknown in France, e.g. loanwords from Dutch (20 %), verbs that sound… read more
Goyens, Michèle, Béatrice Lamiroy et Ludo Melis 2003 Déplacement et repositionnement de la préposition à en françaisGrammaticalisation: Le cas des prépositions locatives, Goyens, Michèle et Walter De Mulder (dir.), pp. 275–310 | Article
In Modern French, the preposition à has a large number of uses, in contrast to the Latin prepositions ad, ab and apud from which it derives. They can be classified into seven groups: complements expressing (1) place (where?), (2) time (when?), (3) manner, cause or instrument (how?); non locative… read more
Lamiroy, Béatrice 2003 Les notions linguistiques de figement et de contrainteGrammaires et Lexiques Comparés: Actes du Colloque, Conenna, Mirella and Éric Laporte (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Miscellaneous
Summary The paper addresses the question of how the notion of fixed expression or idiom has to be defined. Usually idioms are defined as expressions which are characterized by semantic opacity, lack of lexical (paradigmatic) variation and morphosyntactic constraints. However, so-called ‘free’ (i.e.… read more
Davidse, Kristin and Béatrice Lamiroy 2002 1. IntroductionThe Nominative & Accusative and their counterparts, Davidse, Kristin and Béatrice Lamiroy (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Chapter
Lamiroy, Béatrice and Nicole Delbecque 1998 The possessive dative in romance and Germanic languagesThe Dative: Volume 2: Theoretical and contrastive studies, Van Langendonck, Willy and William Van Belle (eds.), pp. 29 ff. | Article
Delbecque, Nicole and Béatrice Lamiroy 1996 3.Towards a typology of the Spanish dativeThe Dative: Volume 1: Descriptive studies, Van Belle, William and Willy Van Langendonck (eds.), pp. 73 ff. | Chapter
Klein, Jean René et Béatrice Lamiroy 1995 Les expressions figées du français de BelgiqueLexiques-Grammaires comparés en français: Actes du colloque international de Montréal (3–5 juin 1992), Labelle, Jacques et Christian Leclère (dir.), pp. 37 ff. | Article
Lamiroy, Béatrice 1995 La “transparence” des auxiliairesTendances Récentes en Linguistique Française et Générale: Volume dédié à David Gaatone, Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, Hava et Lucien Kupferman (dir.), pp. 277 ff. | Article
Klein, Jean René and Béatrice Lamiroy 1994 Lexique-Grammaire du Français de Belgique: Les Expressions FigéesLingvisticæ Investigationes 18:2, pp. 285–320 | Article
This paper presents an analysis of about 400 idiomatic expressions that belong exclusively to the regional variant of French spoken in Belgium. The model adopted is that of M. Gross's lexicon-grammars: each expression is listed as a lexical entry and classified according to its syntactic… read more
Lamiroy, Béatrice 1994 Pragmatic connectives and L2 acquisition: The case of French and DutchPragmatics 4:2, pp. 183–201 | Article
Lamiroy, Béatrice and Rudi Gebruers 1989 Syntax and Machine Translation: The Metal ProjectLingvisticæ Investigationes 13:2, pp. 307–332 | Article
Unlike much theoretical linguistics, both the comparative perspective and the automatic aspect of Machine Translation reveal that there cannot be a clear-cut borderline between grammar and lexicon. The interdependence of grammatical computation and lexical storage has become extremely obvious… read more
Lamiroy, Béatrice 1984 Review of Breivik (1983): Existential thereLingvisticæ Investigationes 8:1, pp. 201–205 | Review
Lamiroy, Béatrice 1984 The Latin Supine and the French InfinitiveStudies in Language 8:2, pp. 253–258 | Miscellaneous
Lamiroy, Béatrice 1978 MiscellaneaITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics 39/40, pp. 152–154 | Review