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What is a nominalization?

 

Definition
 

A nominalization is a noun phrase that has a systematic correspondence with a clausal predication which includes a head noun morphologically related to a corresponding verb.

Example (English)
 
  • The noun phrase refusal to help corresponds to he refuses to help. The head noun refusal is morphologically related to the verb refuse.

    Source:

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 1288

  • Generic
      A nominalization is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Noonan 1985 60

     

    Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 1288


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