Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan

Manuel Perez Saldanya, Jose Ignacio Hualde

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Abstract

Concessive conjunctions show a tendency to be often recycled and replaced along certain specific grammaticalisation patterns. Here, after examining those general properties of concessive conjunctions that explain their historical instability, we focus on the history of two such elements in Spanish and Catalan. First, we trace the semantic development of Spanish aunque/Catalan encara que from conditional concessive ('even if ') to purely concessive ('although') and even, in some contexts, adversative ('but'). Secondly, we consider the trajectory of Spanish puesto que, which is first attested with conditional concessive value ('provided that', 'even if ') and only later became a causal conjunction ('since'), apparently at odds with the standard pattern of development that we see in other cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStudies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax
EditorsMiriam Bouzouita, Ioanna Sitaridou, Enrique Pato
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Pages223-248
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9789027200457
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Publication series

NameIssues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics
Volume16
ISSN (Print)2213-3887

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Values
Subordinator
Semantic Development
Trajectory
Grammaticalization
History
Causal

Keywords

  • Catalan
  • Causal
  • Concessive
  • Conditional
  • Grammaticalisation
  • Spanish
  • Subordination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Perez Saldanya, M., & Hualde, J. I. (2018). Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan. In M. Bouzouita, I. Sitaridou, & E. Pato (Eds.), Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax (pp. 223-248). (Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics; Vol. 16). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/ihll.16.10per

Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan. / Perez Saldanya, Manuel; Hualde, Jose Ignacio.

Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax. ed. / Miriam Bouzouita; Ioanna Sitaridou; Enrique Pato. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. p. 223-248 (Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics; Vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Perez Saldanya, M & Hualde, JI 2018, Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan. in M Bouzouita, I Sitaridou & E Pato (eds), Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax. Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, vol. 16, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 223-248. https://doi.org/10.1075/ihll.16.10per
Perez Saldanya M, Hualde JI. Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan. In Bouzouita M, Sitaridou I, Pato E, editors, Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 2018. p. 223-248. (Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics). https://doi.org/10.1075/ihll.16.10per
Perez Saldanya, Manuel ; Hualde, Jose Ignacio. / Recurrent processes in the evolution of concessive subordinators in Spanish and Catalan. Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax. editor / Miriam Bouzouita ; Ioanna Sitaridou ; Enrique Pato. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018. pp. 223-248 (Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics).
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