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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

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Title: Convergência e divergência sufixal nas línguas românicas e na língua inglesa. Os sufixos provenientes de TIO(NIS).
Author: Graça Rio-Torto
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Institution: Universidade de Coimbra
Author: Ana Barbosa
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Subject Language Family: Romance
Abstract: Esta comunicação visa evidenciar em que medida as configurações dos representantes românicos e inglês do sufixo latino -TIO, -TIONIS reflectem processos morfogenéticos (dis)semelhantes, contribuindo para uma delimitação tipológica singular entre algumas das línguas românicas (o português, o espanhol, o italiano e o francês) e a língua inglesa.

Em 1. apresentam-se as coordenadas teórico-metodológicas que enformam a reflexão. Em 2. analisam-se as condições de ocorrência dos representantes de -TIO, -TIONIS nas línguas sob escopo: descreve-se a estrutura morfológica das bases e dos sufixos de modo a determinar a configuração destes e a existência, ou não, e em que condições, de variantes alomórficas. Em 3. procede-se à análise comparativa, convocando aspectos morfológicos e lexicais que contribuem para uma tipologização das línguas românicas e inglesa.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Actas do XXV Congresso Internacional de Linguística e Filologia Românicas (Innsbruck - Áustria)

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