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Title: Auxiliary Selection in Spanish
Subtitle: Gradience, gradualness, and conservation
Written By: Malte Rosemeyer
URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/slcs.155
Series Title: Studies in Language Companion Series 155
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Spanish, Old
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ISBN-13: 9789027270405
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027270405
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