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dc.contributor.authorBerbeira Gardón, José Luis
dc.contributor.otherFilología Francesa e Inglesaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-12T08:13:49Z
dc.date.available2010-05-12T08:13:49Z
dc.date.issued2008-01-01T00:00:00Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-84-9828-187-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10498/8693
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I argue for the relevance-theoretic lexical pragmatic framework as the basis for an adequate account of the grammaticalization of the English modals. Specifically, I try to show that the early stages of the process consist in the construction, in certain stereotypical contexts, of ad hoc concepts (the concepts communicated by utterances containing modals differing in significant ways from the concepts originally encoded by these verbs). As I hope to have shown, the frequent use of modals in these contexts gives rise, on the one hand, to the conventionalization of this kind of inference and, on the other, to a loss of conceptual content, such as the modals’ semantic restrictions on argument structure. As the result of this gradual loss of conceptual meaning, the modals acquire a more general meaning in which only the logical (= modal) semantic properties of these verbs are retained. The change from conceptual to procedural meaning is thus accounted for. It seems to me that this hypothesis is perfectly compatible with the existing synchronic accounts of modality within the Relevance Theory framework.en_US
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dc.language.isospaen_US
dc.publisherMora Millán, M. L.en_US
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dc.sourceCognición y Lenguaje: Estudios en Homenaje a José Luis Guijarro Morales, Cádiz, Universidad de Cádiz, págs. 19-44.en_US
dc.subjectModalityen_US
dc.subjectgrammaticalizationen_US
dc.subjectlexical pragmaticsen_US
dc.subjectinferenceen_US
dc.subjectad hoc conceptsen_US
dc.titleHacia un estudio léxico-pragmático de la gramaticalización: convencionalización de inferencias y conceptos ad hocen_US
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