Changes in Meaning and Function

Studies in historical linguistics with a focus on Spanish

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| University of Alicante
| University of Murcia
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Diachronic linguistics has been experiencing a strong revival during the last few decades, since an increasing number of researchers have assumed that evolutionary and historical factors must be considered to properly understand how natural languages work. This book offers new data and insights on some of the research lines which are currently being developed within the framework of diachronic language research. The papers brought together in this volume are characterized both by their originality and by their methodological diversity; the reader will thus find herein theoretical as well as empirical works, undertaken from various perspectives of analysis (diachronic cognitive semantics, grammaticalization theory, discursive traditions, historical phraseology, etc.). The final outcome is an eclectic volume which offers valuable information for every reader, regardless of whether they are experienced linguists or junior researchers willing to know the latest epistemological advances in this discipline.
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 25]  2020.  xii, 332 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
Jorge Fernández Jaén and Herminia Provencio Garrigós
viii–xii
Nouns and labelling: The advance of nominalization in Spanish
Javier Elvira
2–19
Causative and inchoative constructions with poner and meter (‘to put’) in Spanish: A diachronic constructional approach
Renata Enghels and Marie Comer
22–45
Auditory verbs in the Spanish language: A historical and cognitive approach
Jorge Fernández Jaén
48–76
From semantics to grammar: Lexical substitution in the evolution of verbal periphrases haber / tener + infinitive
Mar Garachana Camarero and Axel Hernández Díaz
78–108
A note on the relative diachronic productivity of metaphor and metonymy
Dirk Geeraerts and Lisbeth De Laet
110–116
A cognitive approach to the grammaticalization of the epistemic marker fijo
Ruth María Lavale-Ortiz
118–158
The future tense in Spanish: An enactive approach
Ángel López García
160–172
Form and meaning in the development of verbal polysemy
Chantal Melis
174–193
Something seems to have changed: Diachronic evidence for the semantic shift of parecer + infinitive
Dorien Nieuwenhuijsen
196–220
In substance, they came from above: On the acquisition of discourse particles in Medieval Spanish
Lola Pons Rodríguez
222–235
Grammaticalization of en vías de: A multidimensional linguistic change
Herminia Provencio Garrigós
238–297
On the importance of a diachronic approach to phraseology
Elena Sánchez López
300–329
Index
331
“The manuscript I have read contains twelve high quality contributions to the linguistic history of Spanish. Overall, it displays acribic, well-conceived and thoroughly documented pieces of research, knowledgeable in terms of both primary data and specialized literature, finely structured and clearly exposed.”
“Due to both the subject of the volume and the thoroughly written individual chapters, I think that the book will turn out to be a noteworthy contribution to historical linguistics.”
“An important contribution for language change studies in Spanish due to its integrated and stimulating cognitive-functional theoretical background, and to the detailed and thorough description of different constructional and lexical changes in Spanish it presents. [...] [I]s a valuable work on historical linguistics both for Spanish and general linguistics.”
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019056159