Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
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 patterns, each creating its own internal regularities. Documentary sources for spoken Latin show the beginnings of this process, which comes to full fruition in the medieval emergence of written Romance languages. This book newly distills the facts into an appealing program of study, including exercises, and makes the difficult issues clear, taking well motivated and sometimes innovative stands. It provides not only an essential guide for those new to the topic, but also a reliable compendium for the specialist.Read more
- Balances a more technical approach with a discursive treatment of relevant historical circumstances, the contact languages and their influence
- Each chapter contains exercises for readers to practise and consolidate knowledge
- Contains etymological information linking English words to Romance languages
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: July 2010
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521717847
- length: 388 pages
- dimensions: 245 x 174 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.71kg
- contains: 2 b/w illus. 32 tables
- availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from December 2014
Table of Contents
1. The evolution of stressed vowels
2. Early changes in syllable structure and consonants
3. Consonant weakening and strengthening
4. New palatal consonants
5. More about vowels: raising, yod effects, and nasalization
6. Verb morphology: the present indicative
7. Verb morphology: systemic reorganization
8. Noun and adjective morphology
9. History and structure of Portuguese: an overview
10. History and structure of Romanian: an overview
11. Formation of the Romance lexicon
12. Emergence of the Romance vernaculars
Suggestions for further reading
Index of topics.
Welcome to the resources site
Here you will find free-of-charge online materials to accompany this book. The range of materials we provide across our academic and higher education titles are an integral part of the book package whether you are a student, instructor, researcher or professional.
Find resources associated with this titleYour search for '' returned .
Type Name Unlocked * Format Size
*This title has one or more locked files and access is given only to instructors adopting the textbook for their class. We need to enforce this strictly so that solutions are not made available to students. To gain access to locked resources you either need first to sign in or register for an account.
These resources are provided free of charge by Cambridge University Press with permission of the author of the corresponding work, but are subject to copyright. You are permitted to view, print and download these resources for your own personal use only, provided any copyright lines on the resources are not removed or altered in any way. Any other use, including but not limited to distribution of the resources in modified form, or via electronic or other media, is strictly prohibited unless you have permission from the author of the corresponding work and provided you give appropriate acknowledgement of the source.
If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email email@example.comRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×