Algunas consideraciones sobre el estatuto y el inventario de los prefijos cuantificadores en espańol

Title in English Some considerations on the status and the inventory of numerical prefixes in Spanish


Year of publication 2009
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Studia Romanistica Beliana
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Linguistics
Keywords Spanish; prefixation; numerical prefixes; status; inventory
Description This paper focuses on the problematic status and inventory of numerical prefixes in Spanish. Even though the majority of linguists consider these Latin and Greek elements as derivational morphemes, some authors see them (using relatively subjective semantic criteria) as constituents of compound words. The second problem concerns the inaccurate information on this type of prefixes in different grammars and studies on word formation (i.e., often incomplete inventory of numerical prefixes; errors or omissions in semantic values of some elements, e.g. mega-).

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