New Book ReleaseInfoling 7.22 (2020)

Title:Changes in Meaning and Function
Subtitle:Studies in historical linguistics with a focus on Spanish
Authors:Fernández Jaén, Jorge; Provencio Garrigós, Herminia
Year of Publication:2020
Place of Publication:Amstedam / Philadelphia
Publisher:John Bejamins

Diachronic linguistics has been experiencing a strong revival during the last few decades, since an increasing number of researchers have assumed that evolutionary and historical factors must be considered to properly understand how natural languages work. This book offers new data and insights on some of the research lines which are currently being developed within the framework of diachronic language research. The papers brought together in this volume are characterized both by their originality and by their methodological diversity; the reader will thus find herein theoretical as well as empirical works, undertaken from various perspectives of analysis (diachronic cognitive semantics, grammaticalization theory, discursive traditions, historical phraseology, etc.). The final outcome is an eclectic volume which offers valuable information for every reader, regardless of whether they are experienced linguists or junior researchers willing to know the latest epistemological advances in this discipline.

Subject Area(s):Lingüística cognitiva, Lingüística histórica
Table of ContentsPreface
Jorge Fernández Jaén and Herminia Provencio Garrigós

Nouns and labelling: The advance of nominalization in Spanish
Javier Elvira

Causative and inchoative constructions with poner and meter (‘to put’) in Spanish: A diachronic constructional approach
Renata Enghels and Marie Comer

Auditory verbs in the Spanish language: A historical and cognitive approach
Jorge Fernández Jaén

From semantics to grammar: Lexical substitution in the evolution of verbal periphrases haber / tener + infinitive
Mar Garachana Camarero and Axel Hernández Díaz

A note on the relative diachronic productivity of metaphor and metonymy
Dirk Geeraerts and Lisbeth De Laet

A cognitive approach to the grammaticalization of the epistemic marker fijo
Ruth María Lavale-Ortiz

The future tense in Spanish: An enactive approach
Ángel López García

Form and meaning in the development of verbal polysemy
Chantal Melis

Something seems to have changed: Diachronic evidence for the semantic shift of parecer + infinitive
Dorien Nieuwenhuijsen

In substance, they came from above: On the acquisition of discourse particles in Medieval Spanish
Lola Pons Rodríguez

Grammaticalization of en vías de: A multidimensional linguistic change
Herminia Provencio Garrigós

On the importance of a diachronic approach to phraseology
Elena Sánchez López
Series or CollectionIVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature, 25
Price: 99,00 EUR      USD 99.00

Fecha de publicación en Infoling:12 de July de 2020