Vol. 2 (2015)

Las construcciones con el verbo hacer y un anglicismo nominal en -ing

Maria Dolores Romero Lesmes
Università di Firenze
Published November 11, 2015


Anglicism, light verbs, deverbal nouns, suffix, loan


In this article, the constructions with light verbs are described as understood by different authors, such as Cattell (1984), Piera & Varela (1999) or Alonso Ramos (2004), among others. Later, the text characterizes formations with light verbs hacer and, to a lesser extent, dar followed by an Anglicism with the suffix -ing: hacer un catering or hacer surfing. In addition, the article includes the syntactic and semantic characteristic of such structures. Finally, a corpus includes the most common examples of these constructions.