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From three-place predicates to auxiliary verbs in Romance languages: on the cross-linguistic equivalence of putting verbs in Spanish, Portuguese and French.

This project aims at a comparative analysis of verbs of putting in three Romance languages: Spanish, Portuguese and French. Three near-synonymous verb pairs will be studied: poner/meter (Sp.), pôr/meter (Pt.) and poser/mettre (Fr.) from a synchronic and a diachronic angle. The intra- and cross-linguistic differences in use and the grammaticalization paths of the verbs constitute the focus of this study.

Date:1 Oct 2014 →  1 Oct 2015
Keywords:verbs of putting, synchronic and diachronic corpus research
Disciplines:Language studies, Literary studies