Gradience and auxiliary selection in Old Catalan and Old Spanish

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Abstract

© individual chapters their various authors 2009. All rights reserved. Gradience has often been identified as an important factor of linguistic change. A lexical-syntactic explanation of Sorace's (2000, 2004) gradients in auxiliary selection with intransitive verbs is provided. Of particular interest here are the gradience factors involved in the replacement of BE by HAVE in Old Catalan and Old Spanish.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistorical Syntax and Linguistic Theory
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Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

Keywords

  • Auxiliary selection
  • Gradience
  • Lexical syntax
  • Old catalan
  • Old spanish

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