English Compounds with ing-form heads

Popova, Gergana. 2018. 'English Compounds with ing-form heads'. In: The 11th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. Nicosia, Cyprus 22-25 June 2017. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

This paper investigates the properties of compounds with right-hand elements that have the form of present-participles, i.e. ing-forms. After a survey of the recent literature on argumental relations in compounds in which the ing-form is an event nominalisation, the paper looks at compounds embedded before another noun. Evidence from attested patterns is used to argue that argumental relations in such sequences can be explained via the embedding of different constructions.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


compounds, participles, constructions

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature


15 December 2017Accepted
31 January 2018Published

Event Location:

Nicosia, Cyprus

Date range:

22-25 June 2017

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Date Deposited:

16 Jan 2018 10:26

Last Modified:

07 Jan 2021 11:57



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