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A cognitive-constructionist approach to Spanish creo Ø and creo yo ‘[I] think’

  • The present study approaches the Spanish postposed constructions creo Ø and creo yo ‘[p], [I] think’ from a cognitive-constructionist perspective. It is argued that both constructions are to be distinguished from one another because creo Ø has a subjective function, while in creo yo, it is the intersubjective dimension that is particularly prominent. The present investigation takes both a qualitative and a quantitative perspective. With regard to the latter, the problem of quantitative representativity is addressed. The discussion posed the question of how empirical research can feed back into theory, more precisely, into the framework of Cognitive Construction Grammar. The data to be analyzed here are retrieved from the corpora Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual and Corpus del Español.

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Author details:Anja HennemannORCiDGND
Parent title (German):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Philosophische Reihe
Publication series (Volume number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Philosophische Reihe (121)
Publication type:Postprint
Date of first publication:2017/07/14
Year of completion:2016
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release date:2017/07/14
Tag:Cognitive Construction Grammar; Spanish; corpus analysis; parenthetic verbs; quantitativity/qualitativity
Page number:26
Source:Folia Linguistica 50 (2016) 2, S. 449-474. DOI 10.1515/flin-2016-0017
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Romanistik
DDC classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Peer review:Referiert
Publishing method:Open Access
Grantor:Walter de Gruyter Online Zeitschriften
License (German):License LogoUrheberrechtsschutz