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Alina Islamova
Syntactic Properties of Nominalizations in Several Indo-European and Turkic Languages: Combinability with Nominal Arguments and Complement Clauses
2018
Nominalized predicates have been shown to be an interesting object for syntactic research, since they combine the characteristics of both nominals and verbs in the sense that they to some extent exhibit argument structures similar to verbal.

This paper addresses the issue of syntactic properties of nominalized predicates of certain classes on the data of several Indo-European and Turkic languages. Particularly, I am going to investigate the matter of combinability of such nominalizations with nominal arguments and complement clauses, since it has been observed that nominalizations do not always inherit the argument structure identical to that of a base verb. Consider following examples:

(1) любовь к работе

(2) ??любовь работать

Such research has not been carried out for the languages in question, and might potentially provide a valuable insight into the syntax of nominalized predicates and their properties, as compared to base verbs. The data for this research were obtained from native speakers, who were asked to translate a set of sentences. The material was further analyzed by means of examining any possible connection between various syntactic and/or semantic parameters of nominalized predicates and those of their contents. As the result of this research, I have come across several interesting features of the argument structure of nominalizations in given languages.

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