Das Genus im Sprachvergleich: Genuszuweisung bei substantivischen Lehnwörtern im Deutschen und Spanischen

Language
de
Document Type
Article
Issue Date
2022
Authors
Kreiner, Lea
Editor
Bobineau, Julien
Dembruk, Sofina
Eibensteiner, Lukas
Goldmann, Julius
Hesselbach, Robert
Koch, Christian
Ravasio, Paola
Publisher
Verlag des promptus e.V. Würzburg
ISBN
978-3-946101-08-6
Abstract

This article examines principles of gender assignment in the German and Spanish language and in this way tries to answer the question of why loanwords are preferably assigned a particular gender and what criteria motivate this choice. After introducing some general aspects about gender as well as some important properties of the German and Spanish gender systems, this paper compares several formal (morphological and phonological) and semantic rules regarding gender assignment. Despite large structural differences between the languages, the comparison shows that the assignment rules prove to be in a sense cross- lingual, which do not only testify to the assumption but also the validity of an underlying system of rules.

Journal Title
promptus – Würzburger Beiträge zur Romanistik
Volume
8
Citation
Kreiner, Lea (2022): "Das Genus im Sprachvergleich: Genuszuweisung bei substantivischen Lehnwörtern im Deutschen und Spanischen." promptus – Würzburger Beiträge zur Romanistik 8: 123-143 [online: urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-329813].
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