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Romance languages : a historical introduction

Author: Ti Alkire; Carol G Rosen
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Ti Alkire and Carol Rosen trace the changes that led from colloquial Latin to five major Romance languages, those which ultimately became national or transnational languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian. Trends in spoken Latin altered or dismantled older categories in phonology and morphology, while the regional varieties of speech, evolving under diverse influences, formed new grammatical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ti Alkire; Carol G Rosen
ISBN: 9780521889155 0521889154 9780521717847 0521717841
OCLC Number: 531718877
Description: viii, 377 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The evolution of stressed vowels --
Early changes in syllable structure and consonants --
Consonant weakening and strengthening --
New palatal consonants --
More about vowels: raising, yod effects, and nasalization --
Verb morphology: the present indicative --
Verb morphology: systemic reorganization --
Noun and adjective morphology --
History and structure of Portuguese: an overview --
History and structure of Romanian: an overview --
Formation of the Romance lexicon --
Emergence of the Romance vernaculars.
Responsibility: Ti Alkire, Carol Rosen.
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