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Among the most prolifically treated topics in grammaticalization approaches to semantic change is the development of periphrastic past constructions, particularly the 'have'-perfects in Romance and other Indo-European languages. This issue is an intriguing one for language researchers since it offers the opportunity to observe language change both as an incipient process that involves the transition of some lexical element into a more 'grammatical' role as well as a process of semantic generalization without the necessity of overt structural reorganization. This book explores the development of the periphrastic past (or pretérito perfecto compuesto) in Spanish, with special attention to its cross-dialectal distribution vis-à-vis the simple perfective past (or pretérito), and assumes a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing on insights from semantic and pragmatic as well as sociolinguistic approaches to language change. The resulting proposals, developed on the basis of spoken language data from cross-dialectal samples of Spanish, address the nature of language change and the variable forces that shape it.


Description

Among the most prolifically treated topics in grammaticalization approaches to semantic change is the development of periphrastic past constructions, particularly the 'have'-perfects in Romance and other Indo-European languages. This issue is an intriguing one for language researchers since it offers the opportunity to observe language change both as an incipient process that involves the transition of some lexical element into a more 'grammatical' role as well as a process of semantic generalization without the necessity of overt structural reorganization. This book explores the development of the periphrastic past (or pretérito perfecto compuesto) in Spanish, with special attention to its cross-dialectal distribution vis-à-vis the simple perfective past (or pretérito), and assumes a multi-disciplinary perspective, drawing on insights from semantic and pragmatic as well as sociolinguistic approaches to language change. The resulting proposals, developed on the basis of spoken language data from cross-dialectal samples of Spanish, address the nature of language change and the variable forces that shape it.


Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Introduction
Perfect Features
The Spanish Perfects
The Perfect in Peruvian Spanish
Perfective Perfects in Two Dialects of Spanish
Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Appendix A: A Sentence Judgment Task
Appendix B: Interview Protocol


Authors

LEWIS (CHAD) HOWE is Assistant Professor in the Department of Romance Languages, University of Georgia, USA. His primary research focuses on language variation and change in Romance Languages. His publications have appeared in various journals and collections including Probus, Romance Philology, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberamericana, and Romance Linguistics: Theory and Acquisition.