Algunos aspectos problemáticos de la clasificación y el inventario de los prefijos apreciativos cultos en espańol

Title in English Problematic aspects of classification and inventory of the appreciative Greco-Latin prefixes in Spanish


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia Romanistica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Spanish; Word Formation; Greco-Latin Prefixes; Appreciative Prefixation
Description This paper deals with the following problems related to the classification and the inventory of appreciative Greco-Latin prefixes in modern Spanish: the difficult distinction between Greco-Latin prefixes and prefixoids; the infrequent use of the concept of appreciative prefixation as superordinate category to the concept fields used habitually in semantic classification of prefixes; the open inventory of numerical prefixes; the incomplete information about semantic values of some prefixes; the omission of the element mega- in various studies on Spanish word formation.

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