113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Diachronic Applications in Spanish Linguistics

Session Chair: 
Haralambos Symeonidis, University of Kentucky
Session 9: Saturday 3:35-5:05pm
Parlor A (PH-ET)


  1. Eva Nunez, Portland State University
    This paper analyses the origins of the confusion of the bilabial sound [b] and the labiodental sound [v] from the origins of Castilian Spanish and its modern repercussions, using medieval texts and testimonies from grammarians and authors from the XV century and after.
  2. Haralambos Symeonidis, University of Kentucky
    Latin FÍCATUM/FICÁTUM were created copying the Greek word (ήπαρ) συκωτόν. I can show why the etyma which are different in position of the word accent, their distribution in Romance varieties and why Greek is important for the different accents.
  3. Ona Aliaj, Pacific University
    This paper compares the casuistic functionality of the direct and indirect object in two different languages, Albanian and Spanish, demonstrating in a comparative fashion a morphological parallelism and correlative applications amongst these two cases in both languages. As a result, the analysis of the accusative and dative cases has served as a vehicle to discover similarities and differences between languages of two linguistically independent groups, while at the same time sharing the same Indo-European origin. 
Session Cancelled: