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This essay intends to apply to the Valencian verb the linguistic method of TAMP (tense-aspect-mood-person) within which different pragmatic parameters are organized in such a way never before seen to better understand this phenomena. The basic theory that this application shows is [...]

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An important series of verbs of the second conjugation exists in Catalan, characterized by a velar obstruent between the radical and the inflectional affixes. This velar segment, which in modern Catalan acts as an extension of the radical, has a heterogeneous historical origin. In [...]

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The stem vowel in Catalan verbs is a formative which is adjoined to the verbal base in order to constitute the verbal stem. Both the processes of inflection and of derivation act upon the verbal stem. This essay analyzes the function of the vowel stem and its allomorphic distribution, [...]

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The traditional notion of linguistic irregularity is unique, without any internal distinction. It covers all the linguistic facts departing from the general patterns of a particular language. Everything falling within this notion is thus considered irregular in the same way. Under [...]

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Studies on the prepositional category generally cover its syntactic and semantic aspects. Phonological aspects are usually reflected in a peripheral way. In this article we propose to study some of the phonic features of Catalan prepositions from the point of view of Cognitive Grammar, [...]

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This article applies grammaticalization theory to the process of acquisition of past morphology (perfective and imperfective) by learners of Catalan as a foreign language. It argues that diachronic and acquisitional grammaticalization show clear parallels in the evolution of past [...]

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This paper attempts to answer the question what is Aragonese? It offers a detailed description of the phonetic (accentuation, vowel and consonant systems), morphological and syntactic, and lexical characteristics of Aragonese, based on a great wealth of both diachronic data and materials [...]