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Title: Inflection and Word Formation in Romance Languages
Edited By: Sascha Gaglia
Marc-Olivier Hinzelin
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 186

Morphology, and in particular word formation, has always played an important role in Romance linguistics since it was introduced in Diez’s comparative Romance grammar. Recent years have witnessed a surge of interest in inflectional morphology, and current research shows a strong interest in paradigmatic analyses. This volume brings together research exploring different areas of morphology from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. On an empirical basis, the theoretical assumption of the ‘Autonomy of Morphology’ is discussed critically. ‘Data-driven’ approaches carefully examine concrete morphological phenomena in Romance languages and dialects. Topics include syncretism and allomorphy in verbs, pronouns, and articles as well as the use of specific derivational suffixes in word formation. Together, the articles in this volume provide insights into issues currently debated in Romance morphology, appealing to scholars of morphology, Romance linguistics, and advanced students alike.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027255693
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ISBN-13: 9789027274588
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