Circumstant

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In Tesnière's (1959) terminology, a circumstant is an optional modifier of the clause (expressing circumstantial relations), as opposed to the actants, the constituents required by the verb.

Synonyms

Reference

  • Tesnière, Lucien. 1959. Éléments de syntaxe structurale. Paris: Klincksieck.

other languages

German Zirkumstant