On Result Nominalization in German

  • Rainer Osswald

Abstract

It is well known that certain deverbal nouns like invention, forgery and disappointment allow a result interpretation while others like explosion and search do not. Result interpretation can mean two things: reference to a result object (forgery) or reference to a result state (disappointment). The present paper, whose focus is on deverbal nouns in German, investigates the semantical conditions the base verb must fulfill in order to allow a result object or a result state nominalization. In particular, we critically examine the criteria proposed by Ehrich and Rapp (2000).
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
Osswald, R. (2019). On Result Nominalization in German. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 256-270. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.732