Process Nouns in Dictionaries: A Comparison of Slovak and Dutch

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Author Renáta Panocová, Pius ten Hacken
Title Process Nouns in Dictionaries: A Comparison of Slovak and Dutch
Abstract Process nouns are deverbal nouns that designate the process indicated by the corresponding verb. Often, they have additional readings, such as a result reading. We present the productive mechanisms for the formation of process nouns in Slovak and Dutch. The two rules in Slovak and three rules in Dutch differ in the degree of regularity and the tendency to have additional senses. In their process readings, process nouns are prototypical examples of what can be covered in a run-on entry, i.e. a sub-entry under the headword it is related to without a separate definition. The felicity of run-on entries depends on the regularity and predictability of the word. Some of the rules for process nouns are so regular that there is no reason to specify their output. Other rules are better suited to a representation of their output as a run-on entry, but only if the meaning is constrained to the process reading.
Keywords nominalization, process nouns, process-result alternation, run-on entries, Slovak, Dutch
author={Renáta Panocová, Pius ten Hacken},
title={Process Nouns in Dictionaries: A Comparison of Slovak and Dutch},
booktitle={Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts},
address={Ljubljana, Slovenia},
editor={Jaka Čibej, Vojko Gorjanc, Iztok Kosem, Simon Krek},
publisher={Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts},
isbn={978-961-06-0097-8}, }