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nominalizations

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  • n. Plural form of nominalization.

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Examples

  • Particular emphasis was placed on avoiding polysyllabic nominalizations (i.e., a lot of words ending in “tion”), while other shorter ones (like “changes”) can be OK.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “The Modern Practice of Making Certain Nouns into Verbs”

  • Other areas where a situation semantics perspective has led to progress include attitude ascriptions, questions, tense, aspect, nominalizations, implicit arguments, point of view, counterfactual conditionals, and discourse relations.

    Situations in Natural Language Semantics

  • It's been a feature of English from its very beginning, in Anglo-Saxon times, so any general rule about 'shunning' nominalizations has to be absurd.

    On nominalisations

  • By way of context: Basak's original comment will be found at the post 'On nominalizations'.

    On being linguistically defeated

  • So when people hear, "Try to avoid nominalizations," they interpret it with some "thou shalt not" thrown in.

    On nominalisations

  • What is more, even when this distinction has been drawn, the denotations of the gerundive phrases often remain ambiguous, especially when the verbs whose nominalizations appear in these phrases are causatives.

    Action

  • Even if the conceptualist can accommodate the truth of modal statements that embed proposition nominalizations or proposition quantifiers, she seems stuck with some awkward consequences.

    Propositions

  • This is a classic BBC statement in its apparently neutral commitment to factuality, the absconding modality of the third-person pronoun (‘they have undoubtedly a difficult time ahead’) and the loose disguise of its call for action in the form of agentless nominalizations (resolution and the rest) leading a proleptic narrative statement.

    Orwell’s BBC Broadcasts: Colonial Discourse and the Rhetoric of Propaganda

  • The English language is naturally redundant: "to be" constructions, excessive nominalizations, clichés-all deservedly banished from the Republic of Letters.

    Yulblog - Yulblog est une liste de carnetistes Montréalais et un endroit où s'informer des activitées tenues en personne.

  • One commenter has noticed that lawyers often use nominalizations when another form would sound more natural or be easier to read:

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