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LINGUIST List 22.3126

Fri Aug 05 2011

Books: Historical Ling/Morphology/Semantics: Moyna

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Compound Words in Spanish: Moyna

Message 1: Compound Words in Spanish: Moyna
Date: 02-Aug-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Compound Words in Spanish: Moyna
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Title: Compound Words in Spanish
Subtitle: Theory and history
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 316
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.316

Author: María Irene Moyna
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287137 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287137 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248343 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248343 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248343 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

This is the first book devoted entirely to the history of compound words in
Spanish. Based on data obtained from Spanish dictionaries and databases of
the past thousand years, it documents the evolution of the major compounding
patterns of the language. It analyzes the structural, semantic, and orthographic
features of each compound type, and also provides a description of its Latin
antecedents, early attestations, and relative frequency and productivity over the
centuries. The combination of qualitative and quantitative data shows that
although most compound types have survived, they have undergone changes in
word order and relative frequency. Moreover, the book shows that the evolution
of compounding in Spanish may be accounted for by processes of language
acquisition in children. This book, which includes all the data in chronological
and alphabetical order, will be a valuable resource for morphologists, Romance
linguists, and historical linguists more generally.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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