The Role of Elision in Evolutionary Processes
AbstractChanges by elision—as well as those due to processes of adfunctionalization or refunctionalization—must be taken into account as explanatory mechanisms of linguistic change. In this paper, we study the role of elision in the theoretical overview of explanatory theories of language change by focusing on the evolutionary process of the Spanish adverb aparte. We analyze the consequences of the elision of an initial construction for the development of new functions as an exceptive or additive adverb, and as an additive connector with a specific meaning, conditioned by the evolution of the entire construction. We find that, in this case, the ellipsis of a verbal element has led to important modifications of the preserved item (aparte), not only at the semantic-pragmatic and functional levels but also in its category membership. View Full-Text
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Azofra Sierra, M.E. The Role of Elision in Evolutionary Processes. Languages 2019, 4, 12.
Azofra Sierra ME. The Role of Elision in Evolutionary Processes. Languages. 2019; 4(1):12.Chicago/Turabian Style
Azofra Sierra, María E. 2019. "The Role of Elision in Evolutionary Processes." Languages 4, no. 1: 12.
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