Chapter published in:Nominalization in Languages of the Americas
Edited by Roberto Zariquiey, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck
[Typological Studies in Language 124] 2019
► pp. 419–454
Form and functions of nominalization in Wampis
This paper examines the main morphosyntatic and functional properties of nominalization in Wampis, a Jivaroan (or Chicham) language spoken in Peru. In addition to having derivational properties, nominalized structures are used extensively in Wampis for a variety of functions, including relativization and complementation. This paper also shows that nominalized stems are expanding their functions to those equivalent to predicating structures, such that they are able to predicate on their own and receive finite verbal morphology.
Published online: 08 August 2019
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