Solapamientos entre flexión y derivación : sobre la llamada derivación genérica en espaňol

Title in English Overlaps between inflection and derivation: about the so-called gender derivation in Spanish


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Signo y seňa
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Spanish; word formation; gender endings; derivative function
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Description This article discusses the possible derivative functioning of the vocalic morphemes -o and -a, traditionally considered as gender endings, but interpreted, in certain uses (e.g. the formation of deverbative nouns, such as gasto, paga), as derivative suffixes. We try to demonstrate that the diversity of opinions about their inflectional or derivative nature reflects, in this case, the existence of a zone of transition between inflection and derivation, whose degrees we also attempt to determine.
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