LINGUIST List 27.2869

Wed Jul 06 2016

Books: Finiteness and Nominalization: Chamoreau, Estrada-Fernández (eds.)

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Date: 01-Jul-2016
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Finiteness and Nominalization: Chamoreau, Estrada-Fernández (eds.)
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Title: Finiteness and Nominalization
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 113
Published: 2016
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/tsl.113

Editor: Claudine Chamoreau
Editor: Zarina Estrada-Fernández
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027267023 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206947 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206947 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206947 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This volume addresses the relation between finiteness and nominalization, which is far more complex than the simple opposition finite-nonfinite. The contributions analyze finiteness cross-linguistically from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, focusing on a number of topics that has not been thoroughly explored in the literature. First, the correlation between finiteness and nominalization is also affected by a third factor, information structure. Second, there is a correlation between the continuum of finiteness and the scale from main/independent clauses to dependent clauses. Given that of nominalized constructions occur not only in dependent clauses, but also in independent clauses, it is possible to grade according to degree of nominalization, which can then be related to the scale of finiteness. Finally, each of these scales can also be seen as a product the diachronic process of re-finitization and of finitization.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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