On Result Nominalization in German

  • Rainer Osswald


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).
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