The 4th workshop on nominalizations
Les 4èmes Journées d’étude sur les nominalisations

Location: University of Stuttgart, Germany

Conference date: June 16-17, 2011


List of talks at JeNom 4
(in the order in which they were presented)

Claudia Maienborn (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) - Verbal modifiers inside deverbal adjectives

Sascha Alexeyenko (University of Osnabrück) Rescuing Modifier-Needy Nominals: A Contrast -Based Analysis

María Ángeles Cano & Matías Jaque (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) - On the aspectual interpretation of deverbal formations in Spanish: weak and strong patterns of suffixation

Antonio Fábregas & Rafael Marín (University of Tromsø & Université Lille 3) - Syntax-semantics mapping in nominalizations: Davidsonian and Kimian states

Glòria De Valdivia, Mariona Taulé & Joan Castellvi (Universitat de Barcelona) - On the relationship between aspectual morphological marks and the lexical aspect in Russian Deverbal Nominalization

Patrycja Jablonska & Svetoslav Marinov (University of Wroclaw) - Polish nominalization and the containment hypothesis

Alexander Cobbinah (SOAS/London) - Multiple choice - The formation of deverbal nouns in the noun class language Bainounk Gubaher        Handout    Slides

Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona) - Natural language ontology for nominalizations: What does grammar care about?

Antonio Fábregas (University of Tromsø) - Concepts, countability and noun classes: on event nouns

Jaklin Kornfilt & John Whitman (Syracuse University & Cornell University) - Genitive Subjects in TP Nominalizations

Neil Myler (New York University) - Light verbs, hidden relatives, and control: the case of derived nominals

Joost Kremers (University of Göttingen) - Deverbal nouns as phonological head “movement”?

Kaori Takamine & Naoyuki Yamato (University of Tromsø) - A First Phase syntactic account of verbal noun constructions in Japanese

Tom Roeper & Angeliek Van Hout (UMass & University of Groningen) - Preposing in Nominalizations, Aspect, and Phases


Travel Information:

Registration fee: 10 Euro (to be paid on site)

Info for presenters: Please bring 35-40 handouts. If you want to project slides, please bring a pdf file of your presentation to avoid system compatibility problems.


This workshop aims at bringing together researchers who are concerned with the argument structure and the temporal/aspectual properties of noun phrases and other nominal constituents in various languages and frameworks. It continues a tradition initiated in France which explains its French acronym: JeNom. JeNom1 was organized at the University of Nancy, JeNom2 at the University of Lille 3, and JeNom3 at the University of Paris 8. These previous editions concentrated on the study of nominalizations, but in JeNom4 we would like to open the discussion to broader questions related to the expression of verbal properties inside the nominal domain. Within the frame of a DAAD-Aurora mobility project between University of Stuttgart, University of Paris 8 and University of Lille 3, this year the workshop will be organized by the project B1 "The structure and interpretation of derived nominals" within the SFB 732 "Incremental specification in context" at the University of Stuttgart.


We invite submissions on any aspect of the study of these problems (morphology, syntax, semantics, and/or interfaces) in various languages and theoretical frameworks. We particularly encourage work that addresses argument structure in nominalizations, as well as the properties of nominalizations derived from stative verbs and/or adjectives.


Each talk will receive 30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages in length (A4 or letter-size), in 12 pt. font, with 1-inch/2,5-cm margins, including examples and references. The language of the submissions and the presentations will be English.

Please submit your abstract here:


Invited Speakers :

Claudia Maienborn (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Louise McNally (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona)


Local organizers:

Artemis Alexiadou

Gianina Iordachioaia

Florian Schäfer


Program committee:

Monika Basic 

Geert Booij      

Gilles Boyé

Antonio Fábregas                              

Karen Ferret               

Nabil Hathout

Claudia Maienborn                            

Rafael Marín                                     

Fabienne Martin                                

Daniela Marzo

Louise McNally

Marie-Laurence Knittel

Antje Roßdeutscher

Isabelle Roy

Elena Soare

Torgrim Solstad

Kaori Takamine

Judith Tonhauser

Xavier Villalba

Florence Villoing