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Continuity and Innovation in Peruvian Spanish: Pragmatics and Contact in (Differential) Object Marking

Mayer, Elisabeth; Delicado Cantero, Manuel


Elisabeth Mayer and Manuel Delicado Cantero analyze the evolution of differential object marking (DOM) on primary object marking in certain Peruvian Spanish contact varietes. In particular, they analyze the cases of extended DOM, that is, the extension of the prepositional accusative to topical inanimate objects. The authors argue that this change is regulated by pragmatic strategies, continuing the diachronically well-attested struggle between the dative and accusative for primary object...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter


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