Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …


International Journal of Romance Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Wetzels, W. Leo

IMPACT FACTOR 2018: 0.435
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.830

CiteScore 2018: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.255
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.668

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 24, Issue 1


Spanish compounds

Emiliano R. Guevara,
Published Online: 2012-04-26 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/probus-2012-0008


This paper provides with a descriptive overview of the main productive patterns in present-day Spanish compounding, their structural and semantic characteristics. In this paper we try to maintain a theory-neutral point of view, although some theoretical stances are mandatory in order to accomplish the descriptive aims. Following previous work (for example Rainer and Varela 1992), a great number of minor processes and the so-called “syntagmatic compounds” are excluded from the discussion. The plan is to show that Spanish compounds form a relatively simple and harmonic scheme: it is a predominantly endocentric system that produces new Nouns and Adjectives, which can be left- or right-headed.

About the article

Published Online: 2012-04-26

Published in Print: 2012-06-26

Citation Information: , Volume 24, Issue 1, Pages 175–195, ISSN (Online) 1613-4079, ISSN (Print) 0921-4771, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/probus-2012-0008.

Export Citation

©[2012] by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston.Get Permission

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in