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LINGUIST List 24.336

Sat Jan 19 2013

Books: Deriving Nominals: Ntelitheos

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Jan-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: Deriving Nominals: Ntelitheos
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Title: Deriving Nominals
Subtitle: A Syntactic Account of Malagasy Nominalizations
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Linguistic Theory
Published: 2012
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/deriving-nominals

Author: Dimitrios Ntelitheos
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004223974 Pages: 326 Price: Europe EURO 107
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004223974 Pages: 326 Price: U.S. $ 149
Abstract:

This book provides a detailed study of nominalizing patterns in Malagasy (Austronesian) and discusses the broader theoretical issues that arise from these patterns. It explores new and original fieldwork data drawn from the largely unexplored domain of Malagasy deverbal nominals. Offering new insights to long-standing puzzles in the derivation of argument-structure, referential, and clausal nominals, the book promotes a single structure-building mechanism, which allows nominalizers to attach at different heights in the clausal spine to derive nominals with different morphosyntactic properties.In addition, it provides a novel analysis of participant nominalizations, showing that they are derived through the same mechanism that derives relative clauses, and thus setting the stage for new and exciting research directions.

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Subject Language(s): Malagasy, Plateau (plt)
Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Written In: English (eng)

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