Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-17365
This paper explores the extent to which suffixes in Italian family names differ from their use in the Italian lexicon. On the grounds of the existing onomastic literature, it provides a classification of suffixes in Italian family names, distinguishing between "lexical" and "onimic" formatives. In a case study, 110 family names apparently deriving from a lexical base Mazza "club" are analyzed both from a synchronic and a diachronic point of view; in particular, this analysis illustrates the notion of "schema" in the suffixation of family names.
|Item Type:||Book Section, not refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||06 Faculty of Arts > Phonetics Laboratory|
|Deposited On:||16 Mar 2009 14:40|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2012 05:43|
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