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Syntax of -ing Forms in Legal English


Slávka Janigová

Contents: Degrees of nominalisation, complex condensation – Ing-forms in the projection of time (a diachronic approach) – Inflectional versus derivational nature of the -ing affix (a synchronic approach) – Status of respective types of -ing forms in terms of word-class assignment – Syntactic analysis of a legal English corpus – Summary of the factors conditioning the selection of a particular type.