Article published in:Asymmetric Events
Edited by Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
[Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 11] 2008
► pp. 53–86
3. Spanish (de)queisimo: Part/whole alternation and viewing arrangement
The introduction situates the approach taken and presents the structure of the paper (Section 1). The classical definition of (de)queísmo serves as starting point (Section 2). The analysis is done in terms of viewing arrangement (Section 3) and of part/whole alternation (Section 4). By considering the head elements one by one, i.e., adjectives and nouns as well as verbs, it is possible to arrive at a global view on the variation (Section 5). The distribution of the verbs in frequency classes according to the Ø/de alternation confirms the predominance of the internal perspective (Ø) and suggests that the minority choice (de) of the external perspective is also systematic and structurally motivated (Section 6). The conceptual difference is further corroborated in the translation (Section 7). Finally, the semantic import of the Ø/de alternation should not be confounded with the inferences it contributes to canalize regarding the attitude of the speaker (Section 8).
Keywords: Ablative, actual ground, clause complementation, conceptualizer, conceptualizing subject, construal, deictic center, evidentiality, face preserving strategy, figure-ground, frequency, Genitive, grammaticalization, ground, inferences, markedness, mental space, onstage conceptualizer, paradigmatic, part/whole alternation, partitioning, pragmatic, re-enactment, relational profile, saliency effects, sociolinguistic variable, Spanish clause complementation, speech or thought representation, stage-management, subject conceptualizing constructions, subjectification, subjective, syntactic variation, translation, unmarkedness, vantage point, viewing arrangement
Published online: 15 May 2008
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