La alternancia de modo en las subordinadas sustantivas: el caso de esperar en la historia del español

Robert J. Blake, Carlos Sanchez Lancis

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Abstract

In this study, we examine the variations in mood choices associated with the verb esperar over the course of time as documented in three corpora: CORDE, CORPUS DEL ESPAÑOL and CREA. While the use of the indicative mood after esperar was frequent in the Medieval period (especially, the use of the future indicative tense), the subjunctive becomes the overwhelming choice by the 20th century, with a preference for the -ra forms over the -se forms for instances of the past subjunctive. This diachronic pattern of mood choices with the verb esperar forms part of a larger pattern of mood variations with verbs of emotion or comment.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationActas del X Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española
Subtitle of host publication(Zaragoza, 7 - 11 de septiembre de 2015)
EditorsMª Luisa Arnal Purroy, Rosa Mª Castañer Martín, José Mª Enguita Utrilla, Vicente Lagüéns Gracia, Mª Antonia Martín Zorraquino
Place of PublicationZaragoza
Pages513-530
Number of pages18
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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