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2.2.5.Picture and story nouns

This section discusses two special categories of nouns, the so-called picture and story nouns. The examples in (461) show that these nouns can be either deverbal or non-derived.

Example 461
Picture and story nouns
a. Deverbal: schilderij'painting' from schilderen'to paint'; afbeelding'picture' from afbeelden'to picture'; vertelling'narrative' from vertellen'to narrate'
b. Non-derived: foto'photo'; poster'poster'; boek'book'; verhaal'story'

Picture and story nouns take complements, just like the relational and derived nouns discussed in Sections 2.2.2-2.2.4, but differ from these in various semantic and syntactic respects, which will be discussed in Sections to we will start by discussing the form and position of the arguments of these nouns, then we will address the question as to whether these arguments must be overtly realized, and, finally, we will attempt to arrive at a provisional definition of the classes of picture and story nouns. This will provide us with sufficient background information for the more detailed discussion of complementation of picture and story nouns in Sections to In order to simplify the discussion, we will sometimes discuss the two types of noun in separate subsections despite the fact that they behave in a similar way in many respects and that this will go at the expense of some redundancy.