Nominalizations of transfer verbs

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This chapter analyzes the nominalization of sixty-two transfer verbs concerning three morphological processes: conversion, suffixation using <i>-ci&#243;n</i>, and suffixation using <i>-miento</i>. The competition between these mechanisms results in a process of differentiation, which can be carried out by means of a semantic change, a diatopic difference, or through the disappearance of one of them. In this scenario, two elements are fundamental: time and frequency. The former is needed either for the displacement or disappearance of one of the derived nouns; the latter affects both the strength and the resistance exhibited by the concerned derived elements. This process is linked to the productivity of the derived elements not only as types, but also as derivational models, which is in turn reflected in morphological organization. Keywords: nominalization; transfer verbs; conversion; suffixation


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