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Spanish time constructions with hacer

Herce, Borja (2018) Spanish time constructions with hacer Belgian Journal of Linguistics, 31 (1). pp. 272-298.

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The present work studies the grammatical properties of Spanish time constructions involving hacer ‘to make’ from an empirical, quantitative perspective with insights from both competence and language use. The results show a big difference between the properties of the so-called clausal and adverbial constructions, something unnoticed until now. Whereas hacer, in the former, has properties not significantly different from other verbs, in the latter, it shows a strong erosion of its verbal and clausal properties like TAM morphology, negation, time adjunction or word order freedom. This contradicts earlier contributions to the topic and argues against those formal proposals positing a synchronic derivational relation between the two constructions.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
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Date : 23 April 2018
DOI : 10.1075/bjl.00011.her
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 John Benjamins Publishing Company This article is under copyright and the publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 20 Mar 2019 15:22
Last Modified : 20 Mar 2019 15:33

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