112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Diachronic Spanish Linguistics: Transformation Cases 

Session Chair: 
Eva Nunez, Portland State University
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
RCC Raincross C


  1. Haralambos Symeonidis, University of Kentucky
    Historical Guarani documents found by Spanish troops during the Guaranitic war in Paraguay have two Spanish translations: a word by word by an interpreter and another by a missionary considering the new semantic values that certain words had acquired in the language of the “reducciones”. It will be shown through examples of these documents that Spanish of the Guaranític area today is not just the result of the coexistence of Spanish and Guarani: Literal translation remains the linguistic reality of Paraguayan Spanish
  2. Miriam Diaz, Concordia University
    This paper presents a panoramic view of the semantic changes that affected the verbs ser, estar and haber in their evolution from Latin into Modern Spanish. The origins and evolution of their respective modern uses as auxiliaries, copulas, and verbs of possession, location or existence, among others, will be discussed.
  3. Covadonga Lamar Prieto, University of California, Riverside
    This paper examines, from a qualitative perspective, how adult bilingual Spanish-English Spanish speakers from the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area choose to verbally express their feelings of paternal/maternal pride.
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