Differentiation of lexical repertoires in the common names of American plants

María-Teresa Cáceres-Lorenzo – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España
Marcos Salas-Pascual – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España


María-Teresa Cáceres-Lorenzo y Marcos Salas-Pascual, 2018: "Diferenciación de repertorios léxicos en los nombres comunes de las plantas americanas", Onomázein 40, 119-138.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.40.08

Abstract:
In the history of the lexicon that gives name to American plants, we sense that different repertoires of vernacular designations coexist. Our research questions have not yet been answered by technical bibliography and we ask whether it is possible to differentiate diachronically the common names of American plants according to their use in documents of America or Spain. In order to answer the previous question, a quantitative and qualitative research has been designed with documentary foundations through the search of 30 species and their respective 79 plant names. The results show the coexistence of several inventories that reveal the diversity in the configuration of a lexicon of Panhispanic plant names.