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Els noms eventuals en catala : una caracterització general

Title in English Eventive nominals in Catalan : general characteristics


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Estudis Romanics
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Eventive; result; nominalization; Catalan
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Description Today, there is widespread agreement that some nouns are predicates and therefore admit arguments. Generally, though not always, predicative nouns are event nouns, i.e. nouns that, apart from having a referential function, denote states, actions, processes and achievements. Some nouns are clearly eventive, but others are ambiguous: these are the ones traditionally referred to as nouns of action and effect. However, the two possible interpretations show semantic and syntactic properties that allow us to make a distinction. This article examines the analysis of various different authors in distinguishing between event or process nouns and effect or result nouns, and establishes a list of fifteen distinctive properties.
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