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Edgy nominalizations

Edgy nominalizations

Arche, María J. and Marín, Rafael (2014) Edgy nominalizations. In: Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, USA, pp. 21-30. ISBN 9781574734621

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In this paper we examine the elements, structure and formation process of nouns derived from adjectives with the aim of contributing to the theoretical debate about the process of derivation. The space of the grammar where derivation takes place (e.g. narrow syntax or somewhere else), the role of functional categories in it and the precise structure of derived categories is being revisited at the light of current models of the architecture of the morphology-syntax and semantics interface. By tradition, the derived category that keeps receiving the highest level of attention is that of nominalizations and, among nominalizations, those that come from verbs. In contrast, nominalizations coming from adjectives still remain understudied, although some authors have turned their attention to them recently (Roy 2010; Alexiadou and Martin 2012, and references therein).

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
Additional Information: 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, 7-9 February 2013, Arizona State University, US.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adjectives, Nominalizations
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2016 15:25

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