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Cross-linguistic investigation of Greek and Latin prefixes: Spanish and English contrastively

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dc.contributor.author Montero Fleta, Maria Begoña es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-23T07:50:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-23T07:50:53Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.issn 0717-1285
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/43534
dc.description.abstract This manuscript sets forth an in-depth study of competing pairs of prefixes of Greek and Latin origin: hyper- vs. super-, micro- vs. mini-, and polyvs. multi- from a contrastive Spanish-English perspective. Two major source corpora, the Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual for Spanish, and the British National Corpus for English were used for the purpose of this research. The prefixes were further analysed within the framework of a corpus of 200 translational equivalences, compiled from a lexicographic bilingual source, the Oxford Spanish Dictionary (2003); the results were then corroborated with the use of the prefixed words in a bilingual text-based online source, Linguee. This research sheds light on similarities and differences between such pairs of prefixes. The present contribution confirms the higher use of prefixation in Spanish. A much more frequent use of Latin prefixes, mainly super- and multi-, is attested in both languages. The cross-linguistic study reveals that prefixes seem to overlap semantically and syntactically across Spanish and English. Nevertheless, a representative percentage of Spanish prefixed words contrastively exhibit a non-morphological equivalence in English. Hence, a single different word, or a multiword unit may be used in English where derivational expansion of the base is preferred in Spanish. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Facultad de Letras - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Onomázein : Revista de Linguística, Filología y Traducción es_ES
dc.rights Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada (by-nd) es_ES
dc.subject Word-formation es_ES
dc.subject Prefixation es_ES
dc.subject Contrastive linguistics es_ES
dc.subject Spanish-English es_ES
dc.subject Greek and Latin prefixes es_ES
dc.subject.classification FILOLOGIA INGLESA es_ES
dc.title Cross-linguistic investigation of Greek and Latin prefixes: Spanish and English contrastively es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Lingüística Aplicada - Departament de Lingüística Aplicada es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Montero Fleta, MB. (2013). Cross-linguistic investigation of Greek and Latin prefixes: Spanish and English contrastively. Onomázein : Revista de Linguística, Filología y Traducción. 27(1):269-285. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/43534 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://www.onomazein.net/03_Numeros/N27/N27.html es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 269 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 285 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 27 es_ES
dc.description.issue 1 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 257049


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