LINGUIST List 12.914

Sun Apr 1 2001

Sum: Action Nouns

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  1. Lars Martin Fosse, Action nouns

Message 1: Action nouns

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 21:19:32 +0200
From: Lars Martin Fosse <>
Subject: Action nouns

Dear members of the Linguist List,

here are the references I got regarding the syntax of action nouns:

>From Martha McGinnis:

Alexiadou, A. 1998. 'An ergative pattern in the syntax of
nominative-accusative languages.' Paper presented at the 29th meeting
of the North Eastern

Linguistics Society, University of Delaware. 

Alexiadou, Artemis. 1999.<italic> On the syntax of nominalization and
possession: remarks on patterns of ergativity.</italic>
Habilitationsleistung, Potsdam University. [And the zillions of
references contained therein!]

Harley, Heidi & Rolf Noyer. 1998a. 'Licensing in the non-lexicalist
lexicon: nominalizations, vocabulary items and the Encyclopaedia.' In

32: Papers from the UPenn/MIT Roundtable on Argument Structure and
Aspect, ed. Heidi Harley. MITWPL, Cambridge, 119-137. 

Harley, Heidi & Rolf Noyer. 1998b. 'Mixed nominalizations, short verb
movement, and object shift in English.' In Proceedings of NELS 28, ed.

P.N. Tamanji & K. Kusumoto, GLSA, Amherst, 143-157. 

Marantz, Alec. 1997. No escape from syntax: Don't try morphological
analysis in the privacy of your own lexicon. <italic>Penn Working
Papers in Linguistics</italic> 4.2.

Siegel, Laura. 1997. 'Gerundive nominals and aspect.' To appear in
the Proceedings of ESCOL 97.

>From Volkmar Engerer:

(1999), "Phasenverbkomplemente", Studia Germanica Universitatis
Vesprimiensis, 3/2 (1999), pp. 145 - 159.

(2000), "Was lasst sich im Deutschen aufhoren und beenden? Aspekt,
Aktionsart und nominale Komplementation intervallabschlussdenotierender
Phasenverben", in: Lindberg, Carl-Erik und Steffen Nordahl Lund (Hgg.)
(2000), 17th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics, Vol. I (= Odense
Working Papers in Language and Communication, No. 19, April), Odense,
pp. 171 - 186.

(2000b), "Phasenverbsemantik", in: Dorfmuller-Karpusa, Kathi und
Ekaterini Vretta-Panidou (Hgg.) (2000), Thessaloniker Interkulturelle
Analysen. Akten des 33. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Thessaloniki 1998,
Frankfurt/Main etc., pp. 101 - 110.

(2001b), ?Phasenverben brauchen Zeit: die zeitsemantische Verankerung
von Satzgliedern", erscheint in: Studia Germanica Universitatis

>From Gabi Danon:

Argument Structure (Linguistic Inquiry Monographs, No 18)
by Jane Grimshaw

Noun Phrases and Nominalizations
Tal Siloni

>From Lachlan Mackenzie:

Mackenzie, J.L. (1996). English nominalizations in the
layered model of the sentence. In B. Devriendt, L. Goossens
and J. van der Auwera (eds), Complex structures: a
functionalist perspective, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter,

>From Krzysztof Migdalski:

Bozena Rozwadowska (University of Wroclaw, Poland):
"Towards a unified theory of nominalizations. External and internal eventualities", 
published by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wroclawskiego, Wroclaw 1997.

Heartfelt thanks to all contributors!

Best regards,

Lars Martin Fosse

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