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Procesy nominalizacyjne w zdaniach wyrażających relację przyczynowo-skutkową
Nominalization Processes in Sentences Expressing the Causal Relation

(on the Basis of Polish and Bulgarian Material)

Author(s): Jakub Lubomir Banasiak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics
ISSN: 0208-4058
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: causal relation; Polish language; Bulgarian language; semantics; syntax; predicate-argument structure; nominalization; contrastive grammar
Summary/Abstract: The study is devoted to nominalization processes in sentences expressing the causal relation that can be paraphrased using pure causatives (verbal exponents of the causal predicate). The causal predicate itself is modelled according to Stanisław Karolak’s theory of aspect. Considering that this work is not theoretical in nature, its main merits lie in the description of linguistic facts. The application of predicate-argument structure theory enables a comprehensive description of syntactic and pragmatic features of discrete causative predicative expressions. The study formulates strict rules which govern their use and verifies certain claims concerning such issues as the distribution of a “raised” object and the semantic category of time. Each predicative expression is given its functional equivalent in the other language.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-64031-91-5
  • Page Count: 180
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Bulgarian, Polish