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Action nouns
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9592-5780
2015 (English)In: Word formation: an international handbook of the Languages of Europe / [ed] Peter O. Müller, ingeborg Ohnheiser, Susan Olsen, Franz Rainer, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2015, 1195-2009 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Action nominals consitute a cross-linguistically robustly attested phenomenon. The present article provides an overview of the central problems related to their status as mixed category, situated in-between prototypical verbs and prototypical nouns, such as the verbal and nominal properties of action nominals and internal syntax of action nominal constructions, the status of action nominals as inflected, derived or transposed words and the different theoretical approaches to their formation. It combines a large-scale typological perspective on action nominals in the languages of Europe with a closer look at some particular phenomena in particular languages. 

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Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2015. 1195-2009 p.
, Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Sciences (HSK), ISSN 1861-5090 ; 40/2
Keyword [en]
action nominals, event nominals, transposition, derivation, inflection, mixed categories, typology
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-123596DOI: 10.1515/9783110246278-023ISBN: 9783110246278OAI: diva2:874866
Available from: 2015-11-29 Created: 2015-11-29 Last updated: 2016-06-23Bibliographically approved

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