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      Deconstructing Spanish prefixation

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      Glossa: a journal of general linguistics
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          In this article, I argue that Spanish has three distinct classes of prefixes according to their grammatical category: relational, adjectival and quantifier prefixes. The first are truncated prepositional structures that act as modifiers of any lexical category; the second are truncated adjectival structures that can only modify nouns, and the third are quantifiers that bind a variable, require combination with two predicates at a low syntactic level and only pick nominal categories. I show that each class displays a different set of empirical properties with respect to recursivity and category change, among other aspects of their behaviour, and provide a syntactic and semantic analysis of the structures that they produce.

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                Glossa: a journal of general linguistics
                Open Library of the Humanities
                2397-1835
                January 7 2024
                April 5 2024
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                : 1
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                [1 ]NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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                10.16995/glossa.10834
                1b18e59b-7301-47d9-9cac-b6e6a32890a5
                © 2024

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