[Ads-l] another of those zero-derived deverbal nouns

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 23 00:57:14 UTC 2015


> On Nov 22, 2015, at 7:47 PM, Benjamin Barrett <gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM> wrote:
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> Is this from "break containment"? BB

So I assume.  The meaning fits.

LH


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>> On Nov 22, 2015, at 4:46 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
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>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>> Subject:      another of those zero-derived deverbal nouns
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>> In football, a runner or quarterback successfully escaping from =
>> adversaries is said to "break contain".  Don't know if we had that one =
>> in our collections (ask, reveal, fail, etc.).
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>> LH=
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