Christopher Pountain's A History of the Spanish Language through Texts PDF

By Christopher Pountain

ISBN-10: 0415180619

ISBN-13: 9780415180610

A heritage of the Spanish Language via Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the center a while to the current day. Pountain explores quite a lot of texts from poetry, via newspaper articles and political files, to a Bunuel movie script and a love letter. With keypoints and a cautious indexing and cross-referencing procedure this booklet can be utilized as a freestanding historical past of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

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By Christopher Pountain

ISBN-10: 0415180619

ISBN-13: 9780415180610

A heritage of the Spanish Language via Texts examines the evolution of the Spanish language from the center a while to the current day. Pountain explores quite a lot of texts from poetry, via newspaper articles and political files, to a Bunuel movie script and a love letter. With keypoints and a cautious indexing and cross-referencing procedure this booklet can be utilized as a freestanding historical past of the language independently of the illustrative texts themselves.

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3) ‘houses’? < Lat. [CA change in meaning of a word as a result of amelioration through self-depreca˘ SA in Latin had lowly connotations by comparison with DO ˘ MU[S] tion: CA ‘house’, and it may have become a familiar way of referring to a house which eventually became the canonical term in a number of Romance areas. 1. 3 We see here a number of words for the notion of ‘watercourse’. 18), which is clearly referring to a much smaller stream than either the Oca or the Ebro. Castilian now makes no distinction between large rivers and tributaries, using río < Lat.

G. 18). The construction usque ad illo ad terminu de jllo monte . . 15–16) cannot be taken at face value since it seems to be neither Latin nor Romance in nature (cf. MSp. *el/aquél en el límite . ); it is likely to be a scribal error in which ad is erroneously used a second time. Keypoints: the definite article (p. 270); gender (p. 275). g. ecclesiam. 3 below. 9–10), where que has an object function. 2). Keypoints: the case-system of Latin (p. 263); relatives (p. 289). ˘ TUS, the etymon of MSp.

264). 2 Jnplire (≤ Lat. [IMPLÉO] ‘to fill’; ‘to satisfy’) is cognate with MSp. henchir ‘to swell’, ‘fill’: the spelling may reflect an absence of palatalisation of the /pl/ group, which is a feature of many eastern Peninsular Romance varieties. It is used here in the sense of ‘to fulfil’, a notion which is rendered in Modern Spanish by the morphologically and semantically closely related cumplir р [COMPLE˘O] ‘to fill’; ‘to complete’. The physical sense of ‘to fill’ has come to be rendered in Spanish by the derived form llenar (← Lat.

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