L' Aktionsart dans la construction rougir de colère


  • Georges Kleiber


We aim to study the Aktionsart or lexical aspect of chromatic verbal expressions such as
rougir de colère (blush with anger). The aim is twofold. First, to show that the verb blush in
these expressions is not the same as the one that appears in purely chromatic uses such as Les
pommes rougissent au soleil (Apples blush in the sun). Secondly, to explain the originality of
Aktionsart’s “chromo-affective” use of blush.