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Nominalizations

by Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages: 176 pages
ISBN 13: 0877882487
ISBN 10: 9780877882480
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Synopsis : Nominalizations written by Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, published by Routledge which was released on 2002-09-11. Download Nominalizations Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. This is justified for Turkish in particular, which treats them in the same way even syntactically, i.e., all of these verbal forms show the same nominalization pattern (the PossessiveAccusative pattern, see chapter 6), independently of ... -- Based on extensive and diverse material from 70 languages, and covering a range of previously undiscussed problems, this book 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 structure with that of finite clauses and of other noun phrases, a problem which has claimed much attention in current syntactic theories. Supported by rich empirical material and clearly illustrated with examples from all the sample languages, the book provides a detailed and consistent basis for constructing a typology of derived constructions and for presenting cross-linguistic comparisons.

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