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A Guide to Old Spanish

Steven N. Dworkin


This book describes the linguistic structures that constitute Medieval or Old Spanish as preserved in texts written prior to the beginning of the sixteenth century. It emphasizes those structures that contrast with the modern standard language. Chapter 1 presents methodological issues raised by the study of a language preserved only in written sources. Chapter 2 examines questions involved in reconstructing the sound system of Old Spanish before discussing relevant phonetic and phonological details. The chapter ends with an overview of Old Spanish spelling practices. Chapter 3 presents in some ... More

Keywords: Old Spanish, phonological, morphology, syntactic, lexical, text, anthology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199687312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven N. Dworkin, author
Professor of Romance Linguistics, University of Michigan