A Cognitive-Functional Approach to Nominalization in English

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Mouton de Gruyter, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 287 pages
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A Cognitive-Functional Approach to Nominalization in English aims to develop a new approach to the analysis of nominalization. The book takes on this challenge in three parts. In the first part, a general-descriptive model is mapped out for analyzing language and nominalization in particular. The two subsequent parts are case studies, in which the model is applied to deverbal -er nominalization (e.g. bake -> baker) and three types of factive nominalization (e.g. [That he managed to do it] surprised everyone). Heyvaert's study proves to be - to say it with a deverbal nominalization - a real eye-opener.

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Liesbet Heyvaert teaches at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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