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Action nominals inside: Lexical-semantic issues  (2010)

Autori:
MELLONI C.
Titolo:
Action nominals inside: Lexical-semantic issues
Anno:
2010
Tipologia prodotto:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Nazioni degli autori:
ITALIA
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
A Stampa
Titolo libro:
The Semantics of Nominalizations across Languages and Frameworks
Casa editrice:
MOUTON DE GRUYTER
ISBN:
9783110226539
Intervallo pagine:
141-168
Parole chiave:
NOMINALS, POLYSEMY, ASPECTUAL PROPERTIES, EVENT STRUCTURE
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
The main aim of this paper is to investigate a relevant portion of Event/Result polysemy by focusing on its regular patterns and looking "inside" action nominals, hence paying attention to verbal semantics, rather than examining their behaviour in the syntactic context. The hypothesis I will develop is that it is possible to predict (at least to a certain extent) the potential polysemy of action nominals by exploring the structural and, especially, the conceptual semantics of the base verb. The analysis of several verb classes will allow us to capture the semantic features of the relevant argument or semantic participant of the base that semantically corresponds to the referential noun (cf. §§ 3, 3.1). In particular, I will isolate the conceptual- semantic (cf. §3.1.1), thematic (§3.2) and aspectual features (§3.3) of the heterogeneous class of result / referential nouns. I will finally conclude by speculating about the relation between polysemy effects in the simplex and in the complex lexicon domains (cf. §4) and advancing an explanatory hypothesis about the derivational pattern responsible for the event/result polysemy (cf. §5).
Note:
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.
Id prodotto:
56522
Handle IRIS:
11562/338756
depositato il:
13 marzo 2012
ultima modifica:
2 novembre 2016
Citazione bibliografica:
MELLONI C., Action nominals inside: Lexical-semantic issues The Semantics of Nominalizations across Languages and FrameworksALEXIADOU A., RATHERT M.MOUTON DE GRUYTER2010pp. 141-168

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