Diccionario de Catalina la Grande (1787-1789)

Analysis of Spanish Material





historical lexicography, language history, phonetics, morphology, lexicology


Dictionary of Catherine the Great (1787-1789)

This article presents the Spanish material from an unknown 19th century dictionary published in S. Petersburg by P.S. Pallas. After a brief biographical note, followed by the presentation of the lexicographic material, its analysis in terms of its transliteration, phonetics, morphology and lexical features is presented. As usual, it turns out that the study of any unknown material reveals new linguistic surprises and is an infallible way to increase the knowledge, even to a limited extent, of the history of any language.


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How to Cite

Stala, Ewa. 2011. “Diccionario De Catalina La Grande (1787-1789): Analysis of Spanish Material”. Studia Iberystyczne 10 (June):151-63. https://doi.org/10.12797/SI.10.2011.10.10.