le participant aperçu

English translation: perceived participant

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French term or phrase:le participant aperçu
English translation:perceived participant
Entered by: mihallure

10:00 Sep 7, 2011
French to English translations [PRO]
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French term or phrase: le participant aperçu
5.1.1 Structure syntaxique de la CI
La construction VdP + infinitif (Inf) reproduit prototypiquement un acte de perception
directe physique et concrète2 d’un événement dont le participant aperçu (SN2) est
l’instigateur :

Vous [entendez]VdP [ces ‘ennemis implacables’]SN2 [accuser]Inf (les juifs
d'empoisonner l'eau) […]. (LM:25/12/1998)
mihallure
Romania
Local time: 16:47
perceived participant
Explanation:
I'm not a linguistics expert, but this was my first thought, and it does seem to be used in the field, e.g.:

"In most Indo-European languages, the direct perception of an event is represented by the construction [perceiver NP1 + perception verb + perceived participant NP2 + infinitive]. In Spanish and in French, the position of the perceived participant varies: it can be anteposed or postposed to the infinitive. "
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perceived participant


Explanation:
I'm not a linguistics expert, but this was my first thought, and it does seem to be used in the field, e.g.:

"In most Indo-European languages, the direct perception of an event is represented by the construction [perceiver NP1 + perception verb + perceived participant NP2 + infinitive]. In Spanish and in French, the position of the perceived participant varies: it can be anteposed or postposed to the infinitive. "
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-204693756.html

Philippa Smith
Local time: 15:47
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

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agree  mimi 254
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agree  Lara Barnett
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agree  philgoddard: Good answer.
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