Argument structure of Czech event nominals.
The aim of this work is to contribute to the deeper insight into the internal structure of nominal phrase and the typology of its derivation. After sketching the general theoretical framework in the first chapter and after giving an overview of various types of nominals and distinct approaches to their analysis in chapter 2, I focus on one particular group of deverbal nominals in Czech, namely event-denoting nominals in -(e)ní/tí. Chapters 3 and 4 present an in depth investigation of verb-like versus noun-like properties of these nominals. Finally, in chapter 5 I provide the account of Czech -(e)ní/tí nominals in terms of an articulated functional architecture. My basic argument will be that a proper analysis of eventive nominals necessitates the presence of the extended VP (including VoiceP/vP and AspP but not IP) within the NP.
ForlagUniversitetet i Tromsø
University of Tromsø
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