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Title: Proyecto de gramática histórica y comparada de las lenguas romances
Written By: Fernando Sánchez Miret
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 30/31

Este libro es el proyecto docente que el autor presenta para concursar a
una plaza de profesor titular de Filología Románica con el perfil
"Gramática histórica y comparada de las lenguas romances". El trabajo es de
utilidad clara para el docente y para cualquiera que desee obtener una
visión rápida de los asuntos que trata la gramática histórica romance. En
la primera parte del trabajo se recogen exhaustivamente las distintas
perspectivas existentes sobre el estudio del cambio lingüístico, se
presentan algunos aspectos generales de cada una de las lenguas romances y
se cita por extenso la bibliografía útil para su estudio. El resto del
trabajo se estructura en los grandes bloques de una gramática histórica:
fonética, morfología, sintaxis, formación de palabras e historia del
léxico. En cada tema particular se presentan los datos fundamentales y los
problemas que su historia ha planteado.

El autor es profesor asociado de Filología Románica en la Facultad de
Filología de la Universidad de Salamanca. En su tesis doctoral ha afrontado
el problema de la diptongación en las lenguas romances y sus intereses se
orientan fundamentalmente hacia la fonética y la morfología históricas de
las lenguas romances. Entre sus tareas docentes se encuentra actualmente
también la enseñanza del rumano.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3895864153
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 400
Prices: Europe EURO 70.50

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ISBN: 3895864145
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Pages: 400
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