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Author Vergara Wilson, Damián Chase.
Title Categorization and constructional change in Spanish expressions of 'becoming' / by Damián Vergara Wilson.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]

Series Brill's studies in historical linguistics ; volume 4
Brill's studies in historical linguistics ; v. 4.
Subject Spanish language -- Figures of speech.
Spanish language -- Verb.
Spanish language -- Adverbs.
Historical linguistics.
Construction grammar.
Description 1 online resource.
Note Includes index.
Revised from author's dissertation "Formulaic language and adjective categories in eight centuries of the Spanish expression of 'becoming' /quedar(se)/ + ADJ", University of New Mexico, 2009.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Charts; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Rich Memory Models and Cognition in Linguistic Evolution; 1.1.1 Rich Memory Storage: The Exemplar Model and the Formation of Categories; 1.1.2 The Exemplar Model vs. the Prototype Model; 1.1.3 The Exemplar Model and Diachronic Data; 1.1.4 Analogical Extension; 1.1.5 Chunking, Analyzability, and Compositionality; 1.1.6 Grammaticalization; 1.2 Usage-Based Analysis; 1.2.1 Constructionalist Approaches to Usage-Based Linguistic Analysis.
1.2.2 Diachronic Construction Grammar1.3 The Construction quedar(se) + ADJ; 1.4 Productivity and quedar(se) + ADJ; 1.5 Research Overview; Chapter 2 'Becoming' in Spanish; 2.1 An Overview of 'Becoming' in Spanish; 2.2 Accounting for Expressions of 'Becoming' without Examining Usage; 2.3 Testing Criteria for Usage in Change-of-State Expressions; 2.4 Categorization of Verb + Adjective Combinations through Speaker Experience; 2.4.1 The Similarity Experiment; 2.4.2 The Acceptability Experiment; 2.5 Lexical Persistence in Verbs of 'Becoming'; 2.6 Conclusion; Chapter 3 Data and Methods.
3.1 Data Source: The Quedar(se) + ADJ Database (QAD)3.2 Data Extraction; 3.3 Method of Semantic Analysis and Category Formation; 3.3.1 Central Members of Gradient Adjective Categories; 3.3.2 The Category Centered on quedar(se) muerto 'To Be Left Dead' in the 1600s; 3.3.3 Opposites; 3.3.4 Prepositional Phrases in quedar(se) + ADJ; 3.4 Conclusion; Chapter 4 Overview of quedar(se) + ADJ through Time; 4.1 Overview; 4.2 Productivity and quedar(se) + ADJ; 4.3 Overview of quedar(se) + ADJ Types, Tokens, and Frequency through Time; 4.3.1 Conventionalized Instances of Constructions (CICs).
4.3.2 Prefabs4.3.3 The Rise of quedar and the Demise of fincar; 4.3.4 The Endurance of quedar(se) + ADJ and the Emergence of other Expressions of 'Becoming'; 4.3.5 Emergence of quedar(se) + ADJ; 4.4 Summary; Chapter 5 The solo 'Alone' Clusters: Continual Expansion with a Robust Central Member; 5.1 The solo Clusters in the 1200s; 5.2 The solo Clusters in the 1300s; 5.3 The solo Clusters in the 1400s; 5.4 The solo Clusters in the 1500s; 5.5 The solo Clusters in the 1600s; 5.6 The solo Clusters in the 1700s; 5.7 The solo Clusters in the 1800s; 5.8 Overview of Clusters Centering on solo.
5.8.1 Quedar(se) solo as a Prefab5.8.2 Quedar(se) solo: Frequency of the Category's Central Member; 5.8.3 Type Frequency and Productivity in the quedar(se) + solo Clusters; 5.9 Conclusion; Chapter 6 The rico / pobre 'Rich / Poor' Clusters: The Relationship of Opposites in Category Development; 6.1 The rico / pobre Clusters in the 1200s; 6.2 The rico / pobre Clusters in the 1300s; 6.3 The rico / pobre Clusters in the 1400s; 6.4 The rico / pobre Clusters in the 1500s; 6.5 The rico / pobre Clusters in the 1600s; 6.6 The rico / pobre Clusters in the 1700s.
Summary In Categorization and Constructional Change Damián Vergara Wilson analyzes the relationship between semantic categorization, constructional change, and productivity in the Spanish expression of ''becoming'' quedar(se) + ADJ. Productivity of the construction varies reflecting the characteristics of emerging categories of adjectives.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 12, 2014).
ISBN 9004274456 (electronic bk.)
9789004274457 (electronic bk.)
9789004274440 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004274448 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 895116557
Additional Format Print version: Vergara Wilson, Damián Chase. Categorization and constructional change in Spanish expressions of 'becoming'. 9789004274440 9004274448 (DLC) 2014030596