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Nominalization: 50 Years on from Chomsky's Remarks

Artemis Alexiadou and Hagit Borer


Chomsky’s Remarks on Nominalization (RoN), published in 1970, has had an immense impact on syntax, and far reaching ramifications for phonology, semantics, and morphology. Among other major factors, RoN[R1] propelled the emergence of theoretical morphology as a distinct subfield within generative grammar. The original agenda set up by RoN, as augmented by supplemental work on argument structure, on the typology of derived nominals, and on the role of morphological complexity, continue to inform major contemporary theoretical approaches to morphosyntax in general, and to the study of derived no ... More

Keywords: derived nominals, Remarks on Nominalization, complex event nominals, argument structure nominals, gerunds, zero derived nominals, allosemy, layering, passive, clausal nominalizations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198865544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198865544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Artemis Alexiadou, editor
Professor of English Linguistics, Humboldt University Berlin

Hagit Borer, editor
Professor of Linguistics, Queen Mary University of London

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