Article published in:Verb Classes and Aspect
Edited by Elisa Barrajón López, José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia and Susana Rodríguez Rosique
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 9] 2015
► pp. 218–237
The pseudo-copulative verbs verse and sentirse
diachronic and conceptual aspects
This paper has as its purpose to present a diachronic analysis of the pseudo-copulative verbs verse and sentirse carried out from the theoretical postulates of cognitive semantics and the grammaticalization theory. It will be proved that these two pseudo-copulas in Spanish have been formed within a historical process determined by the conceptual properties of the transitive verbs ver [see] and sentir [feel], additionally highlighting the main functional differences between verse and sentirse and their specific semantic nuances.
Keywords: cognitive semantics, grammaticalization, pseudo-copulative verbs
Published online: 25 November 2015
Cifuentes Honrubia, José Luis
Corominas, Joan and Pascual, José Antonio
Delbecque, Nicole and Van Gorp, Lise
Demonte, Violeta and Masullo, Pascual
Fernández Jaén, Jorge
Langacker, Ronald W.
Morimoto, Yuko and Pavón Lucero, María Victoria
Traugott, Elizabeth C.
Traugott, Elizabeth C. and Dasher, Richard B.
Van Gorp, Lise
Vera Luján, Agustín