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Title: Compound Words in Spanish
Subtitle: Theory and history
Written By: María Irene Moyna
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.316
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 316
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Semantics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027287137
Prices: Europe EURO 105.00
U.S. $ 158.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027248343
Prices: U.K. £ 105.00
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Europe EURO 111.30