An experimental investigation of differential object marking in Mexican Spanish
Differential Object Marking (DOM) is a phenomenon widely attested in Spanish. In two experimental studies using production and acceptability judgments we examined the extent to which Mexican Spanish presents some variation among monolingual speakers with respect to expansion of DOM. We tested whether DOM with animate and specific objects is categorical in this variety, and whether DOM is expanding to inanimate definite and indefinite objects as observed by diachronic studies of Mexican and other Latin American varieties. We also tested DOM with other constructions: bare plurals, the verbs like tener and haber, small clauses and causative and perception verbs. Our study contributes new data documenting linguistic variation in native speakers and confirms synchronic and diachronic analyses of DOM in Spanish.
Keywords: Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Differential Object Marking, oral production, acceptability judgments, animacy, definiteness, direct objects
Published online: 27 February 2019
Bader, Markus and Häussler, Jana
Company Company, Concepción
García García, Marco
Montrul, Silvina and Bowles, Melissa
Montrul, Silvina and Sánchez-Walker, Noelia
Montrul, Silvina, Bhatt, Rakesh and Girju, Roxana
R Core Team
2013 R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. http://www.R-project.org/
de Swart, Peter, and Helen de Hoop
Ticio, Emma and Avram, Larisa
Von Heusinger, Klaus and Kaiser, Georg
2005 “The evolution of Differential Object Marking in Spanish.” In Proceedings of the Workshop on Specificity and the Evolution/Emergence of Nominal Determination in Romance ed. by Klaus von Heusinger, Georg Kaiser, Elisabeth Stark, 33–69. Konstanz: Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft der Universitaet Konstanz (Arbeitspapier, 119).
Cited by 3 other publications
Arechabaleta Regulez, Begoña & Silvina Montrul
Montrul, Silvina & Nicoleta Bateman
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 11 september 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.