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In the Event of a Nominal

Hagit Borer

in The Theta System

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199602513
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739200 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0005

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

In the Event of a Nominal

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This paper undertakes a detailed comparison of the properties of derived nominals with –ing with the properties of –ing Synthetic Compounds. Focusing on the presence of event structure and obligatory compositionality for the former, vs. the absence of both for the latter, it shows that an adequate account for these surprising contrasts may only be obtained by adopting a syntactic approach to the derivation of complex words.

Keywords: synthetic Compounds; morpho-syntax; derived nominals; word formation; non-compositionality

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Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

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