Project

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

Duration
01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Keywords
verbs of putting synchronic and diachronic corpus research Romance languages
 
Project description

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