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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Morphology

ISBN 9780367331573
Published May 3, 2021 by Routledge
638 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


Antonio Fábregas, Víctor Acedo-Matellán, Grant Armstrong, María Cristina Cuervo and Isabel Pujol Payet


Part I

Basic concepts and issues

1 The main units of Spanish morphology: roots, affixes, stems, words

Elena Felíu Arquiola

2 Morphological formal means (I): asymmetries between prefixes and suffixes

Antonio Fábregas

3 Main morphological formal means (II): approaches to parasynthesis

Jaume Mateu

4 Main morphological formal means (III): approaches to conversion

Salvador Valera

5 Inflection, derivation and compounding: issues of delimitation

José-Luis Mendívil-Giró

6 Morphological variation in the Spanish-speaking world

Enrique Pato & Elena Felíu Arquiola

7 Synchronic vs. diachronic morphology: convergences and divergences

Ignacio Bosque


Part II

Inflection and word formation in Spanish

8 The inflection of nouns: gender and number

José Camacho

9 The basic inflectional structure of verbs (I): aspect, tense, mood and agreement

Ramón Zacarías-Ponce de León

10 The basic inflectional structure of verbs (II): Conjugation classes and other paradigmatic properties of verbs

Bruno Camus Bergareche

11 The basic inflectional structure of adjectives: degree and agreement

Alberto Pastor

12 The main properties in the diachronic development of Spanish inflection

Antonio Fábregas and Isabel Pujol

13 Derivation and category change (I): nominalization

Gabriela Resnik

14 Derivation and category change (II): adjectivalization

Josefa Martín García

15 Derivation and category change (III): verbalization

Olga Batiukova

16 Suffix evolution in derivation: Four cases from Latin to Spanish

Antonio Rifón

17 Prefixation

Elisabeth Gibert-Sotelo

18 The historical evolution of Spanish prefixes

Isabel Pujol Payet

19 Appreciative morphology

Laura Kornfeld

20 Main compounding types in Spanish: synchronic issues

Cristina Buenafuentes de la Mata

21 The diachrony of Spanish compounding

María Irene Moyna

22 Blending and truncation

Francesc Torres-Tamarit


Part III

Morphology and its interfaces

23 Spanish morphology and the architecture of grammar

Víctor Acedo-Matellán

24 Allomorphy and suppletion

Grant Armstrong

25 Phonotactics of Spanish morphology

Sonia Colina

26 Stress in morphologically simple and complex Spanish words

Violeta Martínez-Paricio

27 Interfixation

María Ohannesian

28 Metonymy in Spanish word formation

Enrique Gutiérrez-Rubio

29 Morphology and pragmatics

Mónica Cantero

30 Semantic change in the history of Spanish word formation

Franz Rainer

31 Argument structure, aspectual structure and morphological marking

Margot Vivanco

32 Periphrases, idioms and other units

Begoña Sanromán Vilas

33 The status of clitics

María Cristina Cuervo

34 Participles and gerunds

Rafael Marín & Antonio Fábregas

35 Grammaticalization

Carlota de Benito Moreno


Part IV

Beyond morphology

36 Morphology and L1 acquisition

Adriana Soto-Corominas

37 Morphology and L2 acquisition

Silvia Perpiñán

38 Morphology in Spanish heritage language grammars

Silvina Montrul

39 Words vs. rules: Issues of storage in Spanish

María del Carmen Horno-Chéliz and José Manuel Igoa

40 Morphology and neurolinguistics of Spanish

Isabel Oltra-Massuet and Linnaea Stockall

41 Morphology and language pathologies in Spanish

Vicenç Torrens

42 Morphology and language teaching

Claudia H. Sánchez-Gutiérrez

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Antonio Fábregas is Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Tromsø-Arctic University of Norway.

Víctor Acedo-Matellán is Associate Professor of Portuguese and Spanish Linguistics at the University of Oxford (UK).

Grant Armstrong is Associate Professor in the department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA).

María Cristina Cuervo is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Spanish at the University of Toronto (Canada).

Isabel Pujol Payet is Associate Professor Spanish Linguistics at the Universitat de Girona (Spain).