On nominalization in maritime discourse

A very common syntactic phenomenon of specialized discourse is nominalization. Reliance on nominalization can be explained as a search for greater conciseness of expression, the information conveyed in a concise, direct, condensed form having a greater impact upon the reader. Thus, in maritime discourse a great amount of semantic and syntactic information is compressed into a highly compact form, i.e. nominal compounds, compound nominal phrases or complex nominal groups. The purpose of the present approach is to enlarge upon the concept of nominalization and its productivity in maritime discourse.


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  • Accession Number: 01527000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 23 2014 9:29PM