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WHY IS THERE NO RULE WITHOUT AN EXCEPTION? COGNITIVE REFLECTION ON WORD FORMATION IN SPANISH (Por qué no hay regla sin excepción? una reflexión cognitiva sobre la formación de palabras en espanol)

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The aim of this article is to sketch differences between the conceptualizations of the elements of reality inside the same linguistic community. the authoress' thesis is based on the conviction that all 'regional' linguistic systems grew out of some basic philosophical and cultural systems, but, from the other hand, regional linguistic systems have developed their own rules, founded on their own visions of the world resulting from different regional perspectives. The two types of rules have been overlapped and idiomatic regional systems have been formed. This article shows that the analysis of the formation of nouns in Spanish depends on a particular regional vision of the world, but the overlapped rules have to be taken into account in this analysis.


  • Joanna Wilk-Racieska, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, Wydzial Filologiczny, Instytut Jezyków Romanskich i Translatorski, Zaklad Hispanistyki, ul. Grota-Roweckiego 5, 41-205 Sosnowiec, Poland


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