Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Acknowledgements ; Contents ; List of figures ; List of tables ; Abbreviations and other conventions ;
Chapter 1: Introduction ;
1 Introduction ; Part A: Preliminaries ;
Chapter 2: Presentational haber pluralization ;
2 Presentational haber pluralization.
2.1 Earlier studies in (perceptual) dialectology 2.2 Earlier studies in variationist sociolinguistics ; 2.3 Summary ;
Chapter 3: Cognitive Construction Grammar and language variation ;
3 Cognitive Construction Grammar and language variation ; 3.1 Cognitive Construction Grammar.
3.2 Cognitive Construction Grammar and language variation 3.3 Summary ;
Chapter 4: Research questions and hypotheses ;
4 Research questions and hypotheses ; 4.1 Research questions ; 4.2 Hypotheses ; 4.3 Summary ;
Chapter 5: Methodology ;
5.1 Judgment sample, selection criteria, and stratification variables 5.2 Fieldwork methods ; 5.3 Transcription, selection of cases, and envelope of variation ; 5.4 Statistical toolkit ; 5.5 Comparative sociolinguistics ; 5.6 Summary.
Chapter 6: Semantic and syntactic properties of presentational haber
6 Semantic and syntactic properties of presentational haber ; 6.1 The meaning of the presentational haber constructions: POINTING-OUT ; 6.2 The nominal argument ; 6.3 The adverbial phrase.
The present volume tries to answer the question: What constrains morphosyntactic variation? By analyzing the variable agreement of presentational haber (`there to be') in Caribbean Spanish with advanced statistical tools and theoretical constructs of Cognitive Sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and variationist sociolinguistics, it proposes an innovative theoretical model of the constraints that govern morphosyntactic variation. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9783110521702 20190204
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 
Book — xii, 204 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Chapter 1. Introduction--
Chapter 2. An overview of the syntax of focus in Spanish--
Chapter 3. The syntax of corrective focus at the right edge--
Chapter 4. Rightward movement under ellipsis--
Chapter 5. Conclusion--
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Syntactic movement is a pervasive phenomenon in natural language and, as such, has played a key role in syntactic theorizing. Nonetheless, an understanding of the mechanism that allows a constituent to appear to the right of its base-generated position has remained elusive. This groundbreaking research monograph aims to address this gap in our knowledge by expanding the inventory of languages and data sets traditionally considered in the literature. Specifically, Ortega-Santos analyzes the interplay between focus, word order and ellipsis in Spanish. A major finding that emerges from the analysis is that the tension between linearization requirements and rightward movement is diminished by ellipsis. Current debates on the syntax of the VOS order and preverbal subjects in Null-Subject Languages also figure prominently in the discussion, as novel empirical evidence for the existence of null expletives is provided: a non-trivial issue for our understanding of the Extended Projection Principle and subjecthood across languages. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789027258069 20160906
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011.
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 263 pages) : illustrations.
2. List of tables--
2. Acquisitional issues in pragmatics--
4. Analysis of results--
5. Summary of findings--
10. Appendix 1--
11. Appendix 2--
12. Appendix 3--
13. Appendix 4--
14. Name index--
15. Subject index.
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The purpose of this research is to analyse the pragmatic development of language groups at different proficiency levels and to investigate the relationship between interlanguage pragmatics and grammatical competence. For this study, 36 native Spanish speaking EFL learners at different proficiency levels were asked to respond in English to 24 different situations that called for the speech acts of request and apology. Results showed three important aspects. The first finding suggested that basic adult learners possess a pragmatic knowledge in their L1 that allows them to focus on the intended meaning and, in most cases, to assemble an utterance that conveys a pragmatic intention and satisfies the communicative demands of a social situation. The second finding revealed that there are two essential conditions to communicate a linguistic action: the knowledge of the relevant linguistic rules and the knowledge of how to use them appropriately and effectively in a specific context. The findings further suggested that advanced learners possess the grammatical knowledge to produce an illocutionary act, but they need to learn the specific L2 pragmatic conventions that enable them to know when to use these grammatical forms and under which circumstances. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9789027256188 20190204
Madrid : Iberoamericana ; Frankfurt am Main : Vervuert, 2009.
Book — 382 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Historical study of the grammar and vocabulary of Spanish private letters from the 16th century, written by Spaniards who emigrated to the Latin American colonies, based on texts found in the collections of the Archivo General de Indias de Sevilla.