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-{{ ::tv_receiver.png?400 |}}===== Nominalization in the service of ideology ===== +===== Nominalization in the service of ideology =====
 //A reading and exercise for Tech Writers and language purists// //A reading and exercise for Tech Writers and language purists//
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 As discussed by Kress and Hodge in //Language as Ideology//, chap 2, nominalization functions in the service of ideology. How they carry and alter meaning is a more vital issue than the typical stylebook warning about nominalization as confusing or unclear or aesthetic unpleasant. (All those -ations! How messy!) As discussed by Kress and Hodge in //Language as Ideology//, chap 2, nominalization functions in the service of ideology. How they carry and alter meaning is a more vital issue than the typical stylebook warning about nominalization as confusing or unclear or aesthetic unpleasant. (All those -ations! How messy!)
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 corporatization => make corporate - which seems to be a categorization, non-transactional.  Re-writes as something like corporatization => make corporate - which seems to be a categorization, non-transactional.  Re-writes as something like
  
-> As a verb, to make corporate => unspecified actors who are authorized to do so by other unnamed actors move a set of legal and business procedures into a definitional slot that codifies them and demands that they be recognized as authorized.+//As a verb, to make corporate => unspecified actors who are authorized to do so by other unnamed actors move a set of legal and business procedures into a definitional slot that codifies them and demands that they be recognized as authorized.//
  
 With at least two levels of //authorized actors//, the actors are not recoverable.  This may be a kind of ideological bootstrapping: Because I can make corporate, I am authorized to do so. Or it may be a kind of sui generis. With at least two levels of //authorized actors//, the actors are not recoverable.  This may be a kind of ideological bootstrapping: Because I can make corporate, I am authorized to do so. Or it may be a kind of sui generis.
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