By Katrien Dora Verveckken
Quantification is relevant to human event (cf. Aristotle’s Organon): the main easy elements of human existence and reasoning contain volume evaluate. This research sheds lighting on a hugely widespread technique to convey quantification in Spanish, viz. the binominal quantifier (e.g. un aluviónN1 de llamadasN2 ‘a flood of calls’) which assesses the volume of N2 by way of N1.
This quantity deals a corpus-based, cognitive-functional research of binominal quantifiers (BQ) in Spanish. the 1st half is devoted to the improvement of BQs and begins from the idea that BQs are cross-linguistically excited about grammaticalization. This monograph frames the historical past of BQs in Spanish by way of constructional degrees of swap and highlights the complicated interaction among analogical considering and conceptual endurance. the second one half motivates either the abundant edition within the paradigm of quantifying nouns and their combinatorial trend via the exact same mechanism of conceptually-driven analogy. The learn hence yields an leading edge practical version of BQs in Spanish, in synchrony and in diachrony, with significant implications for reference grammars and thought building.
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Binominal Quantifiers in Spanish: Conceptually-driven Analogy in Diachrony and Synchrony (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie) by Katrien Dora Verveckken