Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/104644
Title:
On nominal arguments
Author:
Punske, Jeffrey
Affiliation:
University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
Journal:
Coyote Papers
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/104644
Abstract:
This paper presents a formal account of the critical difference between standard nominalization and “mixed nominalization” (aka. nominal gerunds) of Chomsky (1970). Using patterns of morphological/syntactic distribution, binding properties, polarity effects and lexical semantic variation, I show that nominal gerunds which have been considered to be near identical to derived nominals are in fact quite distinct. I show that “object arguments” (understood objects of the root) of nominal gerunds fail every test of argumenthood and that the structural relations within these constructions are significantly different than those of derived nominals and verb phrases.
Type:
text; Article
Language:
en_US
ISSN:
0894-4539

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dc.contributor.authorPunske, Jeffreyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-10T16:59:17Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-10T16:59:17Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.issn0894-4539-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/104644-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a formal account of the critical difference between standard nominalization and “mixed nominalization” (aka. nominal gerunds) of Chomsky (1970). Using patterns of morphological/syntactic distribution, binding properties, polarity effects and lexical semantic variation, I show that nominal gerunds which have been considered to be near identical to derived nominals are in fact quite distinct. I show that “object arguments” (understood objects of the root) of nominal gerunds fail every test of argumenthood and that the structural relations within these constructions are significantly different than those of derived nominals and verb phrases.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona Linguistics Circleen_US
dc.titleOn nominal arguments-
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalCoyote Papersen_US
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