Chapter 6Pluractional perfects in Eonavian Spanish
This chapter deals with two periphrastic constructions that consist of a perfect participle and an inflected form of the verb tener ‘have’ or llevar ‘carry’ in Eonavian Spanish (EoS), which are used to convey perfect meanings and they require a form of iteration or plurality on the event described. These constructions are monoclausal and behave like fully grammaticalized auxiliary constructions, but they are restricted in unexpected ways. The description is complemented by a cross-linguistic comparison of superficially similar constructions in neighbouring Romance varieties. The final part of the chapter considers the extent to which similar constructions in the Galician dialect might explain the properties observed in EoS, concluding that they are independent systems.
- 2.EoS Perfect constructions and Standard Spanish
- 2.1The basic facts
- 3.Event level restrictions on EoS perfects
- 3.3Experientiality (subjects)
- 4.Temporo-aspectual restrictions on the EoS perfects
- 5.(Micro)variation in pluractional perfects