Anaphora and Subjectification in Lexicalized Feminine Clitic Constructions

Authors

  • José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia Universidad de Alicante

Abstract

In this paper I will examine anaphoric relationships in lexicalized feminine clitic constructions (dormirla [to sleep it off], pirárselas [to beat it], etc.). Lexicalized feminine clitic constructions have no syntactic reference for the clitic, but there is an implicit contextual semantic reference to an implicated and recognized concept. Given the diversity of lexicalized feminine clitic constructions, an attempt is going to be made to establish a growing speaker subjectification continuum depending on whether it is a contextual semantic reference from an accommodation in a singular context, in a multiple context, or we are faced with a conventional implication. We will also comment on other more complicated processes, either because the construction experiences changes in its meaning or because the analogy causes the presence of the feminine clitic.

Keywords

accommodation, analogy, anaphora, subjetification

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Author Biography

José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia, Universidad de Alicante

Dep. Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura

Catedrático de Lengua Española

Published

21-12-2020

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