Volume 1

On Abstract Nouns and Countability

Halima Husić 2020

The dissertation investigates the countability of abstract nouns both empirically and theoretically by combining research from (morpho-)syntax and semantics of noun phrases. Using empirical methods, such as Annotation Mining and corpus analyses, on a sample of polysemous abstract nouns, the thesis draws generalizations relating the countability of abstract nouns to the boundedness of abstract entities and offers a semantic analysis for eventuality denoting nominals.