638 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    638 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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).