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Boban Arsenijević; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

 

Summary

The paper presents data from Serbian, involving deadjectival nominalizations. The data suggests a particular correlation between the stress pattern of the nominalization and the interpretations that it can be assigned. Taking the stress–pattern as an indication of the morpho–syntactic structure of the nominalization, an analysis is offered at the syntax– semantics interface. The productive nominalizing derivation is argued to involve PredPs with the adjective in the predicate position, and a nominal suffix. In certain cases, this structure is truncated in the lexicon, giving rise to a nominalization with fewer interpretive restrictions. This process is reflected in the stress pattern of the nominalization. Empirically observed interpretive differences between the two types of derived nominals are shown to be predicted by the proposed analysis.

 

Keywords

deadjectival nominalization; the position of stress; tropes; semantic ontology; Serbian language

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