Articles for Languages/Linguistic curiosities

Should we use “translate” as a noun? A case of “nominalisation” of a verb

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

The conversion of verbs into nouns is called "nominalisation" (the opposite, turning nouns into verbs, is called "verbing" or "denominalisation"). There are two types of nominalisation. The first involves adding a suffix: the verb "to investigate" produces ...