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LINGUIST List 25.2097

Mon May 12 2014

Books: Auxiliary Selection in Spanish: Rosemeyer

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>

Date: 08-May-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Auxiliary Selection in Spanish: Rosemeyer
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Title: Auxiliary Selection in Spanish
Subtitle: Gradience, gradualness, and conservation
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 155
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.155

Author: Malte Rosemeyer
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270405 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270405 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270405 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259202 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259202 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027259202 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Although usage-based linguistics emphasises the need for studies of language change to take frequency effects into account, there is a lack of research that tries to systematically model frequency effects and their relation to diffusion processes in language change. This monograph offers a diachronic study of the change in Spanish perfect auxiliary selection between Old and Early Modern Spanish that led to the gradual replacement of the auxiliary ser ‘be’ with the auxiliary haber ‘have’. It analyses this process in terms of the interaction between gradience, gradualness, and the conserving effects of frequency and persistence in language change. The study contributes to the theory and methodology of diachronic linguistics, additionally offering insights on how to explain synchronic grammatical variation both within a language and between languages. The book is of interest to the fields of Spanish and Romance linguistics, syntax, as well as historical and variationist linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)
                            Spanish, Old (osp)

Written In: English (eng)

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