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Nominals: Inside and Out Miriam Butt

Nominals: Inside and Out

Miriam Butt

Published July 1st 2003
ISBN : 9781575864747
Paperback
280 pages
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 About the Book 

Since the early 1970s, the proper treatment and nominals and nominalization has been fundamental to syntactic theory. And yet a satisfactory approach continues to prove elusive. Working within the framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar, this book discusses the precise reasons why pronouns show particular distributions, why nominalized verbs inherit the predicational power of the verbs theyre derived from, and what kind of syntactic category derived nominals should be assigned. Recent developments in LFG make it possible to examine discourse clitics and case markers as well, meaning this collection can address both classic nominal issues and novel new perspectives.