KOPS - The Institutional Repository of the University of Konstanz

Underspecification in the semantics of word formation : the case of denominal verbs of removal in Italian

Aufgrund von Vorbereitungen auf eine neue Version von KOPS, können am Montag, 6.2. und Dienstag, 7.2. keine Publikationen eingereicht werden. (Due to preparations for a new version of KOPS, no publications can be submitted on Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 7.)

Underspecification in the semantics of word formation : the case of denominal verbs of removal in Italian

Cite This

Files in this item

Checksum: MD5:8614d32690960ec93ac191701ff29ae3

HEUSINGER, Klaus von, Christoph SCHWARZE, 2006. Underspecification in the semantics of word formation : the case of denominal verbs of removal in Italian. In: Linguistics. 44(6), pp. 1165-1194. ISSN 0024-3949. eISSN 1613-396X. Available under: doi: 10.1515/LING.2006.038

@article{Heusinger2006-01-01Under-46143, title={Underspecification in the semantics of word formation : the case of denominal verbs of removal in Italian}, year={2006}, doi={10.1515/LING.2006.038}, number={6}, volume={44}, issn={0024-3949}, journal={Linguistics}, pages={1165--1194}, author={Heusinger, Klaus von and Schwarze, Christoph} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:bibo="http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/" xmlns:dspace="http://digital-repositories.org/ontologies/dspace/0.1.0#" xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" xmlns:void="http://rdfs.org/ns/void#" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#" > <rdf:Description rdf:about="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/46143"> <dc:contributor>Schwarze, Christoph</dc:contributor> <dc:date rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2019-06-26T10:50:16Z</dc:date> <dc:contributor>Heusinger, Klaus von</dc:contributor> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> <bibo:uri rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/handle/123456789/46143"/> <dcterms:title>Underspecification in the semantics of word formation : the case of denominal verbs of removal in Italian</dcterms:title> <dcterms:rights rdf:resource="https://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/"/> <dcterms:hasPart rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/123456789/46143/1/Heusinger_2-1nps4yt9fm4cw9.pdf"/> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/45"/> <dc:creator>Heusinger, Klaus von</dc:creator> <dc:creator>Schwarze, Christoph</dc:creator> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2019-06-26T10:50:16Z</dcterms:available> <dspace:hasBitstream rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/123456789/46143/1/Heusinger_2-1nps4yt9fm4cw9.pdf"/> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/45"/> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">This article analyzes a case of Italian word formation in which the semantics of the derived words appears to contain mutually exclusive ambiguities. Italian productively derives verbs of removal from nouns. These verbs have the general semantic form A removes X from Y. There are two subtypes that differ in whether the nominal base is taken to be the figure or the ground: scremare ‘to skim’ (crema ‘cream’) is a figure verb, and scarcerare ‘to release from prison’ (carcere ‘prison’) is a ground verb. Current analyses are at a loss to give a uniform account for the semantics of derivational processes of these two kinds. In this article, such an analysis is proposed. It is based upon the model of lexical semantics known as two-level semantics. Two-level semantics makes a distinction between a layer of meaning, which is defined by grammar, and a level of interpretation, which is based upon conceptual knowledge. We propose that the derivation of Italian denominal verbs of removal of both types starts from a single underspecified representation, which is then specified at the conceptual level; depending on the concept type of the base, the denominal verb is either a figure verb or a ground verb. This study is an example of how the semantics of language-specific morphology may be embedded in cognitive structure.</dcterms:abstract> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dcterms:issued>2006-01-01</dcterms:issued> <dc:rights>terms-of-use</dc:rights> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

Downloads since Jun 26, 2019 (Information about access statistics)

Heusinger_2-1nps4yt9fm4cw9.pdf 351

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Search KOPS


Browse

My Account