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Étude de la distribution des suffixes -er/-ir dans les infinitifs de l’espagnol à partir d’un corpus exhaustif

Gilles Boyé and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr

Abstracts

The distribution of the suffixes -er/-ir in Spanish: a corpus-based analysis

In the present paper we argue that the choice between the infinitival suffixes -er and -ir in Spanish is predictable on the grounds of the phonological form of the base. We will show that an analysis in terms of metaphony does not adequately account for the distribution of the two suffixes. According to the analysis proposed here, the two suffixes -er and -ir are allomorphs of a single underlying morpheme, with the choice of the surface form conditioned by the prethematic vowel.

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Gilles Boyé and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr, « Étude de la distribution des suffixes -er/-ir dans les infinitifs de l’espagnol à partir d’un corpus exhaustif », Corpus [Online], 3 | 2004, Online since 02 December 2005, connection on 27 October 2021. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/corpus/227 ; DOI : https://doi.org/10.4000/corpus.227

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About the authors

Gilles Boyé

Université de Nancy 2

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr

UMR 7023/ Université Paris 8

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