nominalization


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nominalization

Nominalization refers to the creation of a noun from verbs or adjectives.
Most of the time, nouns are created from other parts of speech through the use of suffixes. In other cases, the word remains the same but is simply used a different way; this is known as conversion or zero derivation.
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nom·i·nal·ize

 (nŏm′ə-nə-līz′)
tr.v. nom·i·nal·ized, nom·i·nal·iz·ing, nom·i·nal·iz·es
To make into a noun.

nom′i·nal·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

nominalization

(ˌnɒmɪnəlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

nominalisation

n
(Linguistics) linguistics the conversion of a word or phrase into a noun
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nominalization

[ˌnɒmɪnəlɑɪˈzeɪʃən] Nnominalización f
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Nominalization in Soqotri, a South Arabian language of Yemen.
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En la tradicion generativista--marco en el que trabaja Fabregas--las nominalizaciones han sido desde los inicios, con obras como las de Lees (1960) (1) y, en especial, el articulo Remarks on nominalization de Chomsky (1970), un dominio empirico de interes, al prestar ocasion para abordar cuestiones teoricas y empiricas de largo alcance.
This transference is mainly the result of the process called nominalization which involves re-concretization of metaphors being conceptualized as nouns.
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It should be pointed out that even though no single isolated feature can adequately account for linguistic variation across the different text genres, in this case, nominalization, unlike nouns, is a fairly good indicator of variation found in legal genres.
These descriptions display a repeated use of nominalization that, according to Fairclough, can be used to distance a person from action and "leave responsibility unclear" (Fairclough, 2001, p.
Olsen's poems share many of the characteristic features of the language of the Cambridge School: paucity of articles; extensive catechresis; juxtaposition of various registers of speech, from jargon and archaisms to demotic syntagms; ambiguity as to what modifies what; nominalization of verbs and verbalization of nouns.