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The semantics of nominalizations across languages and frameworks [electronic resource] / edited by Monika Rathert, Artemis Alexiadou.

Contributor(s): Rathert, Monika, 1972- | Alexiadou, Artemis.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Interface explorations: 22.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xi, 250 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9783110226546 (electronic bk.); 3110226545 (electronic bk.); 3110226537 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9783110226539 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Semantics | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Nominals | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- SyntaxGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Semantics of nominalizations across languages and frameworks.DDC classification: 415 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Frontmatter; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; Nominals don't provide criteria of identity; Nominalization in context -- conflicting readings and predicate transfer; A cognitive-functional perspective on deverbal nominalization in English. Descriptive findings and theoretical ramifications; A new account of possessors and event nominals in Hungarian; The semantics of eventive suffixes in French; Action nominals inside: lexical-semantic issues; Syntactic and semantic constraints on the formation and interpretation of -ung-nouns.
Summary: The volume explores the semantics of nominalizations from different theoretical points of view: formal and lexical semantics, cognitive-functional grammar, lexical-functional grammar, discourse representation theory. Data from a variety of languages are taken into account, including Hungarian, Italian, French, German and English. The papers discuss the semantics of distinct readings of nominalizations and meaning differences observed between competing affixes.
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Frontmatter; Contents; Contributors; Introduction; Nominals don't provide criteria of identity; Nominalization in context -- conflicting readings and predicate transfer; A cognitive-functional perspective on deverbal nominalization in English. Descriptive findings and theoretical ramifications; A new account of possessors and event nominals in Hungarian; The semantics of eventive suffixes in French; Action nominals inside: lexical-semantic issues; Syntactic and semantic constraints on the formation and interpretation of -ung-nouns.

The volume explores the semantics of nominalizations from different theoretical points of view: formal and lexical semantics, cognitive-functional grammar, lexical-functional grammar, discourse representation theory. Data from a variety of languages are taken into account, including Hungarian, Italian, French, German and English. The papers discuss the semantics of distinct readings of nominalizations and meaning differences observed between competing affixes.

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