Diachronic Problems in Phonosymbolism
Edita and Inedita, 1979–1988
Phonosymbolism, or sound symbolism (Lautsymbolik), is a vital ingredient of language growth. Many serious scholars, however, have regarded it with embarrassment or indifference. A cautious reintroduction of phonosymbolism as a factor responsible for changes undergone, in varying degrees, by most languages would now seem to be in order. The present volume brings together a number of recent articles on this subject, focusing mostly on problems from Romance languages, especially Spanish; but English also figures prominently.
[Not in series, EAI 1] 1990. vii, 274 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Introduction | p. 1
From Intuitive Etymology through Word-History to Microglottology | p. 9
Problems in the Diachronic Differentiation of Near-Homophones | p. 37
Toward Higher Formalization in Etymology: The Spanish Culinary Term ciliérvade and its Variants | p. 73
Crumēna, a Latin Lexical Isolate, and its Survival in Hispano-Romance (Sp. Colmena, dial. cormena ‘Beehive’) | p. 85
Infinitive Endings, Conjugation Classes, Nominal Derivational Suffixes, and Vocalic Gamuts in Romance | p. 105
The Old French Verbal Abstracts in -ëiz | p. 139
Apocope: Straight; Through Contact of Languages; via Suffixal Polarization. The Spanish Derivational Morphemes and Word-Final Segments -ín and -ino | p. 181
The Transmission into Romance of Latin nōdus, nŭptiœ, nŭrus, and nŭx: Diachronic Interplay of Phonetic and Semantic Analogies | p. 207
The Fluctuating Intensity of a ‘Sound Law’: Some Vicissitudes of Latin ěand ŏin Spanish | p. 231
The Discovery in Old French Phonology of the Niece, Piece, Tierç, Cierge Type | p. 247
Retrospect | p. 267
Index of Names | p. 281
Index of Key Concepts | p. 287
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