Javier Elvira

List of John Benjamins publications for which Javier Elvira plays a role.


Elvira, Javier 2020 Nouns and labelling: The advance of nominalization in SpanishChanges in Meaning and Function: Studies in historical linguistics with a focus on Spanish, Fernández Jaén, Jorge and Herminia Provencio Garrigós (eds.), pp. 1–20
Beyond its communicative function, language plays a key role in the labelling of things and events of reality, which has significant cognitive effects. Whereas the verb performs an essentially predicative function, the labelling task is carried out by the noun and is the reason why nouns are the… read more | Chapter
Elvira, Javier 2018 Chapter 5. Stylistic fronting in Old Spanish textsStudies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax, Bouzouita, Miriam, Ioanna Sitaridou and Enrique Pato (eds.), pp. 99–122
This paper provides new evidence on Stylistic Fronting in Old Spanish. The data show significant differences in the distribution and restrictions of Stylistic Fronting in main and subordinate clauses. They also provide new evidence about the syntagmatic split of phrases occurring simultaneously in… read more | Chapter
The traditional approach to clitic doubling in Spanish has usually attempted an explanation for the absence or presence of redundant pronouns that is based on mechanisms related to discourse or the organization of information (topicalization, focus, contrast, etc.). These very same principles raise… read more | Chapter
Spanish and other Romance languages inherited from Latin the seeds of a new construction that is common to the syntax of some verbs belonging to the field of emotions, feelings, pain or modality. The semantic values of this construction are strange to prototypical transitivity and are coupled with… read more | Article