Martín Fuchs

List of John Benjamins publications for which Martín Fuchs plays a role.


Piñango, Maria Mercedes and Martín Fuchs 2023 Cognitive underpinnings of the meaning of Spanish estar: Implications for its diachronic changeCopulas in Spanish and Beyond, Gumiel-Molina, Silvia and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez (eds.), pp. 367–388
The Spanish copula verb estar is currently taking part in two of the most well-known paths of semantic change across different dialectal varieties of Spanish: (a) as a main copula verb, in its encroachment on the domain of ser, and (b) as the auxiliary in the Present Progressive marker, as it… read more | Article
Spanish exhibits two markers to convey a progressive meaning: the Simple Present and the Present Progressive. The use of these markers is contextually biased: the Simple Present requires contexts where speaker and addressee share perceptual access to the situation at issue, while the Present… read more | Chapter
Fuchs, Martín, Ashwini Deo and Maria Mercedes Piñango 2020 The Progressive-to-Imperfective shift: Contextually determined variation in Rioplatense, Iberian, and Mexican Altiplano SpanishHispanic Linguistics: Current issues and new directions, Morales-Front, Alfonso, Michael J. Ferreira, Ronald P. Leow and Cristina Sanz (eds.), pp. 119–136
Spanish has two markers (claimed to be in free alternation) to convey that an event is in progress at reference time: the Simple Present (e.g., canta, ‘sings’) and the Present Progressive (e.g., está cantando, ‘is singing’). Based on evidence from sentence acceptability studies in three different… read more | Chapter