Juan M. Escalona Torres
List of John Benjamins publications for which Juan M. Escalona Torres plays a role.
Chapter 6. Degree, time and focus: A historical tale of a poco. Current Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Pascual y Cabo, Diego and Idoia Elola (eds.), pp. 133–1522020.
This paper applies theories from historical pragmatics to trace the syntactic and semantic changes of a poco (today meaning ‘in a short time’) from the thirteenth to twentieth centuries. The data shows that during this period the structure shifts from being a prepositional phrase that modifies a… read more | Chapter