Quotation Rainer, Franz. 2008. Neo- and Neo-Latin. Word Structure 1 (1): 53-64.


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The prefix (or combining form) neo- is generally treated as a revival of Ancient Greek néos 'new'. In the present article it is argued that in reality most uses of neo- in the modern languages have not been taken from ancient Greek directly, but from Neo-Latin. European languages are shown to differ considerably with respect to the number of neo-Latin patterns which they have integrated.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Word Structure
Language English
Title Neo- and Neo-Latin
Volume 1
Number 1
Year 2008
Page from 53
Page to 64
Reviewed? N

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Institute for Romance Languages IN (Details)
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6605 English language and literature (Details)
6606 Diachronic linguistics (Details)
6615 Romance studies (Details)
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