- Nominalization in Cholón
- Book title
- Word formation in South American languages
- Pages (from-to)
- Number of pages
- Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins
- Studies in language companion series
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC)
In Amerindian languages and in many other agglutinative languages subordination is often a matter of nominalisation. In these languages subordinate clauses can be formed by means of nominalised verb forms. In Cholón, a language spoken in North-Peru, this is certainly the case: nominalised forms coincide with subordinate clauses.
In the Cholón language, a nominalised verb form can also coincide with a main predicate. In this paper we study the different subordinate clauses that are formed with nominalisations. We then find out which nominalisations are part of a main predicate, and when this is the case.
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