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ERIC Number: ED533719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 289
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1248-0395-1
Analytic Causative Constructions in Medieval Spanish: The Origins of a Construction
Sanaphre Villanueva, Monica
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Rice University
The goal of this study is to provide an inventory of the Analytic Causative constructions that were in use in Peninsular Spanish from the 12th to the 16th centuries from the constructional perspective of Cognitive Grammar. A detailed profile of each construction was made including its constructional schema along with relevant semantic, syntactic, lexical, pragmatic, and socio-cultural information. Fifteen different constructions involving the verbs "mandar" "command", "fazer" "make/do", and "enviar" "send" were recorded and described. Moreover, several of the evolution paths constructions followed and the way constructions influenced and interacted with each other forming constructional networks were identified. The importance of semantic factors triggering change, as well as the role that prototypical exemplars, collocations, and analogy play in the emergence and conservation of constructions are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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