On agent nominalizations and why they are not like event nominalizations

@article{Baker2009OnAN,
  title={On agent nominalizations and why they are not like event nominalizations},
  author={M. Baker and Mark C. Nadya Vinokurova},
  journal={Language},
  year={2009},
  volume={85},
  pages={517 - 556}
}
  • M. Baker, Mark C. Nadya Vinokurova
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Language
  • We consider agent-denoting nominalizations like the finder of the wallet, contrasting them with the better-studied action/event-denoting nominalizations. We show that in English, Sakha, and Mapudungun, agent-denoting nominalizations can have none of the verbal/clausal features that event-denoting nominalizations often have: they cannot contain adverbs, voice markers, aspect, or negation. The one apparent exception to this generalization is that (only) Sakha allows accusative-case objects in… CONTINUE READING
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