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Author Fløgstad, Guro, 1981- author.

Title Preterit expansion and perfect demise in Porteño Spanish and beyond : a critical perspective on cognitive grammaticalization theory / Guro Nore Fløgstad.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource
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Series Brill's Studies in Historical Linguistics ; 6
Brill's studies in historical linguistics ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 19, 2016).
Contents Preliminary Material / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 1 Introduction / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 2 Theoretical Background / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 3 Porteño Spanish: Background and Previous Research / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 4 Source Determination, Diachronic Regularity, and the Development of Perfects / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 5 Method / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 6 Results / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 7 Subfunction Variation as the Source of the Expansion of the Preterit / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- 8 Synthesis / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- References / Guro Nore Fløgstad -- Index / Guro Nore Fløgstad.
Summary In Preterit Expansion and Perfect Demise in Porteño Spanish and Beyond , Guro Nore Fløgstad offers an original account of the way in which the Preterit category has expanded, at the expense of the Perfect, in Porteño Spanish - a variety spoken in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through primary sources and a large cross-linguistic sample, Fløgstad convincingly shows that the expansion of a Preterit is not rare in the languages of the world. This finding challenges the prevailing view in historical morphosyntax, and especially in usage-based grammaticalization theory, namely the alleged preference for analytic over synthetic forms, and the possibility of prediction based on the source meaning in grammaticalization. This book is fully available in Open Access.
Language English.
Subject Spanish language -- South America -- Argentina.
Spanish language -- Provincialisms -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires.
Spanish language -- Dialects -- Argentina -- Buenos Aires.
Spanish language -- Grammaticalization.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General.
Spanish language. (OCoLC)fst01128292
Spanish language -- Dialects. (OCoLC)fst01128340
Spanish language -- Provincialisms. (OCoLC)fst01128466
Argentina -- Buenos Aires. (OCoLC)fst01205786
Romance Languages.
Languages & Literatures.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Preterit expansion and perfect demise in Porteño Spanish and beyond. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016] 9789004309098 (DLC) 2015046465
ISBN 9789004309081 (electronic bk.)
900430908X (electronic bk.)
9789004309098 (hardcover alkaline paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004309081 doi
AU@ 000057054018
GBVCP 1014944392

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