Dos formas de estar callado : nominalizaciones desinenciales
The research on the properties of nominalizations is one key empirical domain where crucial questions about the organization of grammar have tried to be answered: how are the morphology, the syntax and the semantics of a word intertwined? In this paper we address zero derived deverbal nouns in Spanish (the equivalent of attack) and we argue that, despite the presence of a desinence, this morpheme cannot be responsible for the grammatical category of the word. It is not empirically correct to propose, either, that there is a zero nominalizer in Spanish. We argue that the solution is to let the base of the word synthetically spell out both the nominalizer and the verb.
PublisherServicio de Publicaciones, Universidad de Murcia
CitationRevista de investigación lingüística 14(2011) s. 169-191
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