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dc.contributor.authorFábregas, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorMarín, Rafael
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-22T12:21:31Z
dc.date.available2012-02-22T12:21:31Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractMost of the literature devoted to the study of deverbal nominalizations concentrates on the complex event reading (La concentración de partículas tiene lugar a temperatura ambiente, ‘The concentration of particles takes place at room temperature’) and the object reading (El paciente tenía concentraciones de calcio en el hombro, ‘The patient had calcium concentrations in the shoulder’), while those nominalizations denoting states have remained, in general, understudied (La concentración de Sherlock Holmes duró cinco horas, ‘Sherlock Holmes’ concentration lasted five hours’). In this paper we present their empirical properties and argue that, despite the empirical differences, state nominalizations and event nominalizations can receive a unified account. We show that in Spanish, Catalan, French, English and German the question of whether a deverbal nominalization denotes a state, an event or is ambiguous between both readings depends on independent properties of the verbal base, allowing us to propose a unified account of both classes of nominalizations: the productive nominalizers in these languages can only denote the aspectual notions contained in the base’s Aktionsart. We further argue that other languages, like Slovenian, have productive nominalizers that can operate over the external aspect of the predicate; in these cases, the nominalization can denote aspectual notions not contained in the base’s Aktionsart.en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Linguistics 48(2012) nr. 1 s. 35-70en
dc.identifier.issn0022-2267
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 910807
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.1017/S0022226711000351
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/3849
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-uit_munin_3571
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccess
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::General linguistics and phonetics: 011en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Allmenn språkvitenskap og fonetikk: 011en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::Spanish language: 026en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Spansk språk: 026en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::Other Roman languages: 027en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Andre romanske språk: 027en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::French language: 024en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Fransk språk: 024en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::English language: 020en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Engelsk språk: 020en
dc.subjectVDP::Humanities: 000::Linguistics: 010::German language: 021en
dc.subjectVDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Tysk språk: 021en
dc.titleThe role of aktionsart in deverbal nouns: State nominalizations across languagesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.typePeer revieweden


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