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Title:Immediate Preverbal Placement: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Spanish in the Basque Country
Author(s):Gonzalez, Maria Jose
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Escobar, Anna Maria
Department / Program:Spanish
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Literature, Romance
Abstract:Based on the results, the study proposes that in Spanish in contact with Basque, immediate preverbal position conveys more pragmatic functions than postverbal position. Additionally, when the same set of functions is expressed in both verbal positions, the contact variety either favors its preverbal expression or shows a distribution of functions according to verbal placement. The study suggests that, in this contact variety, preverbal position is pragmatically less restricted than postverbal position, and, thus, pragmatically less marked than preverbal position in Monolingual Spanish. The results also indicate that contact-induced language change goes beyond the model of the sources, and that tendencies motivated by language contact may indirectly shape other changes in the language.
Issue Date:1999
Description:344 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9953028
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1999

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