Modality and linguistic change in Spanish Sign Language (LSE): obligation and epistemic necessity in the Fernández Villabrille dictionary (1851)

Autor/a: CABEZA PEREIRO, María del Carmen
Año: 2011
Editorial: 4th International Conference of the French Cognitive Linguistics Association (May 24th-27th 2011): actas
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital




Our starting point is a cognitivist approach, in which linguistic change must be studiedsimultaneously in the phonological pole and in the semantic pole. Metaphor is often theresource that speakers use to make their language more efficient, and for this reason it is to beexpected that it might be behind the processes of linguistic change and grammatization.