The study is concerned with the issue of -ing forms in both the theoretical aspect (morpho-syntactic delimitation of the scalar range of -ing forms) and practical aspect (survey of their occurrence in a legal English corpus). The research concentrates on the syntactic analysis of -ing verbal nouns, gerunds and -ing participles, and is aimed to reveal the conditioning factors that influence the selection of a particular type of the nominalisations under analysis.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 153 pp., num. tables
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.