Proto-Romance Morphology

Comparative Romance Grammar, vol. III

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This volume deals with the reconstructed morphology of Proto-Romance. It is the third in a series by this author. The first volume (1974, Elsevier) deals with the external history of the Romance languages: the conditions under which they developed, were used, and (in some instances) went out of use. The second volume (1976, Elsevier) treats the phonology of their common source, Proto-Romance. Together these three volumes aim to cast light, not only on Popular Latin speech by means of its surviving elements in the Romance languages, but also on the extent to which the comparative method can be regarded as valid and useful in instances where no attestations are available for a language as closely related to the reconstructed proto-language as high Classical Latin was to Proto-Romance.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 30]  1984.  xii, 304 pp.
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Table of Contents
I. Introduction
1. Morphology in linguistic structure
1
II. Proto-romance inflection
2. Morphological and syntactic criteria
7
3. From-classes: substantives and pronouns
15
4. From-classes: verbs
47
5. From-classes: indeclinables
101
III. Proto-romance derivation
6. Types of derivation
108
7. Suffixation
112
8. Prefixation
151
9. Compounding
154
IV. From latin to proto-romance
10. Inflectional categories
164
11. Derivational categories
186
V. Early developments in romance
12. Inflectional categories and morphophonemics
189
13. Inflectional classes
195
14. Derivational elements
204
VI. Appendices
1. Further comparative tables
208
Abbreviations
286
2. List of proto-romance words
287
References
293
Abbreviations
293
Authors and titles
295
Index of topics
303
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General