- Argument structure in nominalizations : the case of the light verb construction in German (2007)
- The predicate associated with the verb fails to express its full argument structure, while the predicate associated with the nominalization preserves its original argument structure.
- Mass and count in language and cognition : some evidence from language comprehension (2001)
- In linguistics and the philosophy of language, the mass/count distinction has traditionally been regarded as a bi-partition on the nominal domain, where typical instances are nouns like "beef" (mass) vs."cow" (count). In the present paper, we argue that this partition reveals a system that is based on both syntactic features and conceptual features, and present experimental evidence suggesting that the discrimination of the two kinds of features has a psychological reality.
- The mental representations of light verbs (2008)
- The Light Verb Construction gives us a window into the mental lexicon: John takes a cup -> agent=John, theme = a cup John takes a walk -> agent = John, theme=Ø