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Nominalizations : Theoretical Linguistics - Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm


Theoretical Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 18th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415060202
Number Of Pages: 352

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Based on extensive and diverse material from seventy languages, and covering a range of previously undiscussed problems, "Nominalizations" provides a thorough analysis of how nominalization types interact with other structural features. It focuses on action nominal constructions and, in particular, the comparison of their syntactic theories. Supported by rich empirical material and illustrated with examples from all the sample languages, the book provides a detailed basis for constructing a typology of derived constructions and for presenting cross-linguistic comparisons. The author's research findings show that no language has syntactic means which are exclusively used in action nominal constructions, giving support to the view that constructions which appear later in language acquisition and development are modelled, as far as possible, on already existing constructions.
"Nominalizations" also contains a detailed discussion of related phenomena, such as subordination and finiteness across languages. Demonstrating the complexity of the relations between noun, verb and intermediate categories, the results of the book have important implications for the study of parts of speech. This book will be invaluable for typologists and for linguists working on morphology and syntax.

Editorial Statementp. iii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xv
Theoretical Backgroundp. 1
Preliminaries: The Aim of This Bookp. 3
Ancs as Non-Finite Noun Clausesp. 22
Noun Phrases Vs. Finite Clauses in Different Languagesp. 53
The Datap. 77
The Data Basep. 79
Type 1: 'sentential'p. 90
Type 2: 'Possessive-Accusative'p. 110
Type 3: 'Ergative-Possessive'p. 129
Type 4: 'Nominal'p. 165
Less Frequent Typesp. 181
Splits and Variationp. 197
Discussionp. 219
Explanation of Type-Membershipp. 221
Explanation of the Attested Typesp. 247
Summaryp. 271
p. 273
p. 280
Notesp. 300
Bibliographyp. 307
Author Indexp. 324
Language Indexp. 327
Subject Indexp. 330
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ISBN: 9780415060202
ISBN-10: 0415060206
Series: Theoretical Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 18th March 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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