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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Lexical stability and shared lexicon

Lexical stability and shared lexicon

(p.577) Chapter 32 Lexical stability and shared lexicon
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Steven N. Dworkin

Oxford University Press

This chapter surveys some of the most important issues in Romance lexical stability and shared lexicon. It covers semantic fields, numerals, kinship terminology; colour terms; body parts; calendar terms; animal names; Latinisms. Specific topics dealt with include: pan-Romance survivals and shared lexicon; nouns in DÉRom list; adjectives in DéRom list; lexical stability, shared lexicon, and semantic fields (numerals, kinship terminology, colour terms, body parts, calendar terms, domestic and wild animals), relic words, Latinisms.

Keywords:   lexical stability, semantic field, kinship terminology, body parts, animal names, Latinisms

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