Compound Words in Spanish: Theory and History


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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 ...

Compound Words in Spanish: Theory and history 2011, John Benjamins Publishing Co, Amsterdam

ISBN-13: 9789027248343