Compound Words in Spanish

This is the first book devoted entirely to the history of compound words in Spanish.

Compound Words in Spanish

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.

Spanish Compound Words

Spanish Compound Words


Compound Words in Spanish

SG Sp. SUFF SYN FUT ThP UNACC singular V verb Spanish VP verb phrase suffix WCM word class marker synthetic future WCMP word class marker phrase theme phrase X variable for lexical category unaccusative verb Abbreviated primary sources ...

Compound Words in Spanish

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.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology

Spanish Word Formation: Productive Derivational Morphology in the Modern Lexis. London and New York: Routledge. ... Verb-Complement Compounds in Spanish. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer. ... Compound Words in Spanish: Theory and History.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology presents a state-of-the-art, detailed and exhaustive overview of all aspects of Spanish morphology, paying equal attention to the empirical complexities of the morphological system and the theoretical issues that they raise. As such, this handbook is relevant both for those interested in the facts of Spanish morphology and those interested in general morphology that want to explore how the Spanish facts illuminate our understanding of human language and current theories of morphology. This volume is also unique in its extent and coverage. Written by an international team of leading experts in the field, it contains 42 chapters divided into four sections, covering all synchronic and diachronic aspects of Spanish morphology, including inflection; derivation; compounding and other processes of word formation; the interaction of morphology with other modules of grammar and the role of morphology in language acquisition, psycholinguistics and language teaching.

Foundations of Bilingual Memory

compound words composed of Noun+ Noun [N+N] N (e.g., hombrerana= scuba diver, literal translation=man+ frog) or ... Although word compounding is well represented in both Spanish and English, [V+ N]N compounding is very productive in ...

Foundations of Bilingual Memory

Foundations of Bilingual Memory provides a valuable update to the field of bilingual memory and offers a new psychological perspective on how the bilingual mind encodes, stores, and retrieves information. This volume emphasizes theoretical issues, such as classic memory approaches, Compound-Coordinate Bilingualism, Bilingual Dual Coding Theory, and Working Memory, about which relatively little has been written in the bilingual domain. Also covered are: • The neuropsychology of bilingual memory • Applied issues (such as false memories and bilingualism, emotion and memory) • Empirical findings in support of the uniqueness of the different memory systems of the bilingual individual • Connectionist models of bilingualism The volume represents the first book of its kind, in stressing a memory perspective with regards to bilingual speakers. It can serve as an advanced text for both undergraduate and graduate level students and it will be of great interest to the growing number of bilingual teachers and university classes interested in understanding the bilingual mind, as well as in preparing teachers to work with the bilingual individual.

The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

An International Handbook on InXection and Word Formation. ... Olsen, S. (2001) 'Copulative compounds: A closer look at the interface between syntax and morphology', ... Spanische Wortbildungslehre [Spanish Word Formation].

The Representation and Processing of Compound Words

This book presents new work on the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of compound words. It shows the insights this work offers on natural language processing and the relation between language, mind, and memory. Compounding is an easy and effective way to create and transfer meanings. By building new lexical items based on the meanings of existing items, compounds can usually be understood on first presentation, though - as, say, breadboard, cardboard, cupboard, andsandwich-board show - the rules governing the relations between the components' meanings are not always straightforward.Compound words are segmentable into their constituent morphemes in much the same way as sentences can be divided into their constituent words: children and adults would not otherwise find them interpretable. But compound sequences may also be independent lexical items that can be retrieved for production as single entities and whose idiosyncratic meanings are stored in the mind. Compound words reflect the properties both of linguistic representation in the mind and of grammatical processing.They thus offer opportunities for investigating key aspects of the mental operations involved in language: for example, the interplay between storage and computation; the manner in which morphological and semantic factors impact on the nature of storage; and the way the mind's computational processesserve on-line language comprehension and production. This book explores the nature of these opportunities, assesses what is known, and considers what may yet be discovered and how.

To be or not to be a Word

... affixes, and compound words in Spanish (to my knowledge, there is no other analysis of the prosodic structure of affixes, compound words, and clitics in Spanish).2 There are many aspects related to the phonological word that will ...

To be or not to be a Word

This book discusses the nature and definition of what a word is in Linguistics. This is not an easy task since the term subsumes a wide range of phenomena explored from an even wider array of perspectives. Although words are the most accessible linguistic units from the speaker’s introspection viewpoint, they are, at the same time, an incredibly elusive reality for the linguist. Issues such as their definition, theoretical status, limits, characteristics, and psycholinguistic reality are still controversial and open for debate. This book offers an up-to-date overview of the latest discussions on the nature of word in Modern Linguistics. It gathers together under a single collective volume different views of what a word is from a wide range of diverse methodological and theoretical linguistic frameworks, such as phonological theory, linguistic typology, lexical generative morphology, generative syntax, cognitive grammar, and construction grammar. Despite their different backgrounds, all these papers are geared towards the same goal: to offer a detailed account of what a word is in their respective fields. All in all, this collection of papers offers different perspectives that will contribute to provide some answers to the myriad of questions that a simple phrase such as to be or not to be a Word brings to the fore.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics

Her work focuses on word formation and verbal and pronominal paradigms, and their variation and change over time. She has written extensively on compounding, forms of address, and Spanish in the United States.

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics

The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Pragmatics is the first volume to offer a comprehensive overview of advances in Spanish Pragmatics, addressing different types of interaction and the variables, both social and linguistic, that can affect them. Written by a diverse set of experts in the field, the handbook unifies two major approaches to the study of pragmatics, the Anglo-American and European Continental traditions. Thirty-three chapters cover in detail both pragmatic foundations (e.g. speech act theory, implicature and relevance, deixis) and interfaces with other concepts, including: • Discourse • Variation; Culture and interculture • (Im)politeness; humor • Learning contexts and teaching • Technology This is an ideal reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, and researchers of Spanish language and linguistics.

Reading Development and Difficulties

Researchers explained that this is because compound words are extremely frequent in Chinese and the rules of forming compound words are shared between English and Chinese. In contrast, compounds are not as prevalent in Spanish.

Reading Development and Difficulties

This book provides an overview of current research on the development of reading skills as well as practices to assist educational professionals with assessment, prevention, and intervention for students with reading difficulties. The book reviews the Componential Model of Reading (CMR) and provides assessment techniques, instructional recommendations, and application models. It pinpoints specific cognitive, psychological, and environmental deficits contributing to low reading skills, so educators can accurately identify student problems and design and implement appropriate interventions. Chapters offer methods for assessing problems in decoding, word and sound recognition, and comprehension. In addition, chapters emphasize the recognition of student individuality as readers and learners, from understanding distinctions between difficulties and disabilities to the effects of first-language orthography on second-language learning. Topics featured in this book include: Learning the structure of language at the word level. Reading comprehension and reading comprehension difficulties Assessing reading in second language learners. Effective prevention and intervention for word-level reading difficulties. The neurobiological nature of developmental dyslexia. Reading Development and Difficulties is a must-have resource for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in varied fields, including child and school psychology; assessment, testing, and evaluation; social work; and special education. "I think the book has the potential to be a game changer. It will certainly challenge the expectations of policy makers, not to mention the teachers of beginning readers. These chapters will enhance the knowledge base of those in our schools who are charged with the lofty task of assuring that children have the best possible opportunities to acquire the skill of reading.” Sir Jim Rose Chair and author of Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading: Final Report (2006)

Word Formation

Lang, Mervyn F. 1990 Spanish Word Formation. ... Monjour, Alf 2003 La valencia nominal en español: Observaciones y sugerencias. In: Fernando Sánchez Miret (ed.) ... Moyna, María Irene 2011 Compound Words in Spanish. Theory and history.

Word Formation

This handbook comprises an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in word-formation. The five volumes contain 207 articles written by leading international scholars. The 16 sections of the handbook provide the reader in general articles and individual studies with a wide variety of perspectives. The final section contains 74 portraits of word-formation in the individual languages of Europe and offers an innovative perspective.

Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research

In this project you will investigate the grammatical gender interpretation of compound words by bilinguals during ... Therefore, one would expect that the correct gender in Spanish for the English compound word peanut butter would be ...

Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research

The collected essays in this volume present an overview and state-of-the-field of traditional and recently developed methodological approaches to the study of bilingual reading comprehension. It critically reviews and examines major findings from classical behavioral approaches such as the visual moving window, rapid-serial visual presentation (RSVP), and eye-tracking, as well as newly developing neuropsycholinguistic methodologies such as Event-Related Potentials (ERPS), and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Written to address a timely topic, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research updates the field of bilingual reading by critically examining the contributions of the various behavioral and technologically-based reading techniques used to understand psychological processes underlying written language comprehension. Each topic is covered first from a theoretical, and then from an experimental, viewpoint. Moreover, the volume contributes to the development and establishment of Bilingual Reading as a subfield of bilingual sentence processing and fills a significant gap in the literature on bilingual language processing and thought. Significantly, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research presents an overall view of some of the typical psycholinguistic techniques and approaches, as well as proposing other possible tasks that may prove viable in investigating such theoretical issues as bilingual lexical ambiguity resolution, or how bilingual speakers might resolve multiple sources of potentially conflicting information as they comprehend sentences and discourse during the communicative process. In addition, to aid reader comprehension and encourage readers to acquire “hands on” experience in the creation and development of experiments in the realm of bilingual reading research, each chapter includes a list of key words, suggested student research projects, and questions to both help the reader review the chapter and expand upon the reading. With its comprehensive coverage of a crucial subfield of psycholinguistics and language processing, Methods in Bilingual Reading Comprehension Research is an invaluable and informative resource for all students and researchers in bilingualism, neurolinguistics, bilingual cognition, and other related fields.

The Prosecutor

In I The Supreme, Roa Bastos finds yet new ways to incorporate the flavor of Guaraní in his text, by creating compound words in Spanish (like “tiestosescucha” or “listening jugs”) that mimic the compound words that characterize Guaraní ...

The Prosecutor

The Prosecutor is the third novel of a trilogy written by the internationally famous Paraguayan author Augusto Roa Bastos. It was preceded by the novels Son of Man and I The Supreme. Together these three works contemplate what the author has termed “the monotheism of power.” The Prosecutor explores the atrocities of the Alfredo Stroessner dictatorship in Paraguay, which lasted from 1954 to 1989. Through connections with important Paraguayan historical figures, such as Francisco Solano López, the novel links the protagonist to Paraguay’s past as he struggles to give meaning to his life by assassinating the dictator and freeing the Paraguayan people. Combining autobiography, detective fiction, historical novel and philosophy, the novel examines the question of whether one man has the right to judge another. A provocative introduction and comprehensive notes by Helene Carol Weldt-Basson illuminate this translation of one of Roa Bastos’s most important works.

Enciclopedia de Ling stica Hisp nica

(2009) The Oxford handbook of compounding, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Moyna, M. I. (2011) Compound words in Spanish, Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Núñez Cedeño, R. (1992) “Headship assignment in Spanish compounds”, en Laeufer, ...

Enciclopedia de Ling    stica Hisp  nica

The Enciclopedia de Linguistica Hispánica provides comprehensive coverage of the major and subsidiary fields of Spanish linguistics. Entries are extensively cross-referenced and arranged alphabetically within three main sections: Part 1 covers linguistic disciplines, approaches and methodologies. Part 2 brings together the grammar of Spanish, including subsections on phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Part 3 brings together the historical, social and geographical factors in the evolution of Spanish. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of contributors from across the Spanish-speaking world the Enciclopedia de Linguistica Hispánica is an indispensable reference for undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish, and for anyone with an academic or professional interest in the Spanish language/Spanish linguistics.

Style Manual

Compound words are divided according to their component parts ( and each part according to rules 1 to 5 ) : estado - unidense ( rather than estadou - nidense ) , bien - estar . ( There are not many compound words in Spanish the correct ...

Style Manual


Studies in Historical Ibero Romance Morpho Syntax

Verbal co-compounds and subcompounds in Greek. In C. Halpert, J. Hartman & D. Hill (Eds.), ... Effects of word formation processes in Italian. Reflections on Maria Grossman and Franz ... Compound words in Spanish: Theory and history.

Studies in Historical Ibero Romance Morpho Syntax

This volume features fourteen papers by leading specialists on various aspects of historical morpho-syntax in the Ibero-Romance languages. In these papers, fine-grained analyses are developed to capture the richness of undiscussed or —often— previously unknown data. Comparative across the (Ibero-)Romance languages and diverse in terms of the approaches considered, ranging from cognitive-functionalist to generativist to variationist, they combine in this volume to showcase the merits of different, yet complementary, perspectives in understanding linguistic variation and language change. The gamut of phenomena scrutinised varies from morpho-phonological puzzles and word-formation to syntax and interface-related phenomena to, as a coda, methodological suggestions for future research in old Ibero-Romance; thus making it ideal reading for scholars and postgraduate students alike.

Style Manual Revised Edition January 1973

Compound words are divided according to their component parts and each part according to rules 1 to 5 ) : estado - unidense ( rather than estadou - nidense ) , bien - estar ( There are not many compound words in Spanish the correct ...

Style Manual     Revised Edition  January 1973


United States Government Printing Office Style Manual Revised Edition January 1953

Compound words are divided according to their component parts ( and each part according to rules 1 to 5 ) : estado - unidense ( rather than estadou - nidense ) , bien - estar . ( There are not many compound words in Spanish the correct ...

United States Government Printing Office Style Manual  Revised Edition  January 1953


The World s Major Languages

Spanish Word Formation and Lexical Creation (Benjamins, Amsterdam) Colina, S. 2009. Spanish Phonology: A Syllabic Perspective (Georgetown University Press, Washington DC) Company Company, C. (ed.) 2006–9. ... Compound Words in Spanish.

The World s Major Languages

The World's Major Languages features over 50 of the world's languages and language families. This revised edition includes updated bibliographies for each chapter and up-to-date census figures. The featured languages have been chosen based on the number of speakers, their role as official languages and their cultural and historical importance. Each language is looked at in depth, and the chapters provide information on both grammatical features and on salient features of the language's history and cultural role. The World’s Major Languages is an accessible and essential reference work for linguists.

Further Insights into Contrastive Analysis

Some subordinating conjunctions are compound words in both English and Spanish, others are written as one word in English but as compounds in Spanish, and in at least one instance equivalent subordinating conjunctions in both languages ...

Further Insights into Contrastive Analysis

After a period of crisis in the 1960s, Contrastive Analysis has now regained its firm position, although in a different form and with broader goals. This collection of papers reflects the scope of research and the range of interest of linguists who are involved in contrastive linguistics research. The volume contains 35 contributions by 37 authors from 13 different countries and includes an Index of names and an Index of terms.

The University of Chicago Spanish English Dictionary Sixth Edition

However, Spanish regional usage is marked where any of the following conditions are met: (1) there is no term of ... This explains why compound words, which are composed of two or more preexisting words, are listed in almost all cases ...

The University of Chicago Spanish English Dictionary  Sixth Edition

For more than sixty years, The University of Chicago Spanish–English Dictionary has set the standard for concise bilingual dictionaries. Now thoroughly revised to reflect the most current vocabulary and usage in both languages, this dictionary enables users to find the precise equivalents of the words and phrases they seek. Completely bilingual, the dictionary focuses on two contemporary international languages, American English and a worldwide Spanish rooted in both Latin American and Iberian sources. The sixth edition has been updated with six thousand new words and meanings selected for their frequency of use, rising popularity, and situational necessity. In order to best represent the dynamic and increasingly connected cultures of three continents, this edition features enhanced coverage of the vocabulary associated with four areas of increasing global importance: medicine, business, digital technology, and sports. Clear, precise, and easy to use, The University of Chicago Spanish–English Dictionary continues to serve as the essential reference for students, travelers, businesspeople, and everyone interested in building their linguistic proficiency in both Spanish and English.