Nominals and Event Structure

In Robert Truswell (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Event Structure. Oxford: Oxford UP (2019)

Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
This paper discusses three approaches to the semantics of event nominalizations and adverbial modification: the Davidsonian account, the Kimian account, and the truthmaker account. It argues that a combination of all three accounts is needed for the semantics of the full range of event, trope, and state nominalizations in English.
Keywords events  tropes  nominalizations  states  truthmaking
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