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Title: Proyecto de gramática histórica y comparada de las lenguas romances- Volume II
Written By: Fernando Sánchez Miret
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 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: 2002
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
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ISBN: 3895864153
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Pages: 400
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