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Event and Result nominals: A Morpho-semantic Approach  (2011)

Authors:
MELLONI C.
Title:
Event and Result nominals: A Morpho-semantic Approach
Year:
2011
Type of item:
Monografia o trattato scientifico
Tipologia ANVUR:
Monografia o trattato scientifico
Nations of authors:
ITALIA
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Publisher:
PETER LANG
ISBN:
9783034306584
Keyword:
NOMINALS, SEMANTICS, WORD FORMATION
Short description of contents:
The syntax and semantics of deverbal action nominals, notoriously ambiguous between event and result interpretation, has been a thought-provoking issue in many areas of theoretical linguistics. This volume contributes to current work on this topic by showing how the analysis of these nouns can benefit from a morphological and lexical-semantic treatment. While being a revealing synthesis of a number of formal accounts on this popular research domain, this study specifically targets the largely unexplored area of result nouns and addresses several crucial issues. What are result nouns in a strictly lexical-semantic perspective? Why do some verb classes allow ambiguous event/result nominal correlates, while others do not? What are the relevant verbal features involved in result noun formation? Is there a range of predictability in the number and types of meaning conveyed by a derived nominal? Couched within a framework of decompositional lexical semantic, the analysis offers original formal solutions to the polysemy issues arising in this word formation domain and convincingly argues in favor of the semantic alignment between the morphologically simplex and complex lexicon. A compelling range of Italian data provides empirical support to the author's claims.
Web page:
http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=61381&concordeid=430658
Product ID:
64567
Handle IRIS:
11562/379411
Deposited On:
January 2, 2012
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
MELLONI C., Event and Result nominals: A Morpho-semantic ApproachPETER LANG2011

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