Event/Result in Morphology
- Artemis AlexiadouArtemis AlexiadouDepartment of English and American Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, and Leibniz-Centre General Linguistics (ZAS)
This article revisits Grimshaw's (1990) tripartition of nominalization, which introduced an important correlation between particular types of nominalization and the readings associated with these nominal forms, Event and Referential. The article discusses criteria that may be used to distinguish between the two readings and the limitations of these criteria. It further offers a selective discussion of how different approaches to nominalization implement Event and Referential readings.