El sufijo -ero locativo-colectivo en el español atlántico

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Sammelwerk


This article describes the locative and colective use of -ero typical of Caribbean Spanish, of the type hojero 'mass of leaves'. It is shown that this linguistic peculiarity, which is normally resented as an Americanism, in reality is also present in nuce in the dialects of Andalusia and the Canary Islands, whence it was "exported" to the New World. From a historical perspective, the evolution of the suffix from locative to colective is described in detail, from Latin down to the present day.
Titel des SammelwerksProcesos morfológicos. Zonas de interferencia
Herausgeber*innen Jesús Pena
ErscheinungsortSantiago de Compostela
VerlagSecretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Seiten141 - 176
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2017