The Gender of the English Derived Nominal and the Modern Greek Counterpart: A morphological approach
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The main issue of this paper is to show that for the derived nominalizations1 unmarked for gender in English, the Modern Greek counterparts are nominals, usually of feminine gender, which is always marked due to the high inflectionality of the language. So derived nominals, such as adoption, demonstration, abundance, and brevity, can be replaced by the equivalent Greek nominals, all of feminine gender: υιοθεσία, /ioθesia/, διαδήλωση, /δiaδilosi/, αφθονία, /αfθοηiα/ and βραχύτητα, /vraxitita/. Conversely, underived English nominalizations are replaced by Modern Greek nominals usually of masculine gender and, to a lesser extent, neuter gender according to our statistical work.