De la posesión a la atribución en el contacto Español-Quechua

Translated title of the contribution: From possession to attribution in Spanish-Quechua contact

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Spanish/Quechua contact in the Peruvian region presents a fourth type of functional transfer not included in the typologies proposed in Heine/Kuteva (2005) and Siegel (2012). The minority possessive construction, su N + de N, evolves from disambiguating a kinship-relationship between two animates, to expressing an innovative attributive relationship between two inanimate nomináis connected to the Andean cosmovision. The analysis of this semantic change focuses on analyzing the points of convergence and conflict between the grammatical profiles of the two languages in contact, by exploring the relationships between the grammatical categories of possession, inalienability, and attribution.

Translated title of the contributionFrom possession to attribution in Spanish-Quechua contact
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)53-66
Number of pages14
JournalRevista Internacional de Linguistica Iberoamericana
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2018


  • Grammatical change
  • Language contact
  • Possessive construction
  • Semantic change
  • Spanish and Quechua

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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