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Title: Polifuncionalidad, polisemia y estrategia retórica
Subtitle: Los signos discursivos con base atributiva entre oralidad y escritura
Written By: Martin Hummel
Series Title: De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 374

Polysemy and polyfunctionality are key components in the motivational structure of discourse markers. In this study the author investigates adjectival units that contribute to discourse formation in the spoken Spanish of Chile. The author shows that polyfunctionality drives not only polysemy but also grammaticalization. This grammaticalization is examined by the author in the field of tension between oral and written traditions.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110281187
Pages: 429
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110281248
Pages: 429
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95