Chapter 2. Special valency behavior of Czech deverbal nouns

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This chapter provides an in-depth analysis of the valency properties of Czech deverbal nouns. It focuses on the forms of complementation they take. These can be typical, related to those of the source verbs, or special, without any relationship to them. We present an overview of these special shifts in valency. Special forms of participants have an impact on the syntactic behavior of the noun and its meaning. We argue that it is not always a plain shift in meaning but sometimes only a slight meaning nuance. Such nouns with special forms of participants require creating a new valency frame; they represent a separate category on the boundary between syntactic and lexical derivation.


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