Deverbal nominals in context : meaning variation and copredication

Regine Brandtner
The dissertation examines the meaning variation of deverbal nominalizations from a semantic-pragmatic point of view. The main focus is on nouns derived from verbs by means of the suffix -ung in German (e.g. Messung ‘measurement’, Absperrung ‘obstruction’, Lüftung ‘air-condition’), which cannot only refer to events but often also to their abstract and material results, to animate and inanimate causers of the event and to the locations of these events. It is shown that these nominalizations...
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