Substantivization and Nounness in Architectural and Construction Terminology

  • Lina Rutkienė
Keywords: substantivisation, degree of nounness, secondary term element, term


The article examines issues of substantivisation and nominalisation based on dictionaries of architecture and construction terminology, as well as scientific and educational literature in these fields. It identifies the degrees to which adjectives with the suffixes -inis, -inė, pronominal adjectives, participles, and compound adjectives in architecture and construction terminology undergo substantivisation. It evaluates the thematic groups that tend to undergo the most substantivisation in terms of adjectives and participles included within these terms.

Terminology and the Present