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On the nature of the corpus and the comparability of results in historical linguistics : case study of the pragmatic marker you know = Sobre la naturaleza de los corpus y la comparabilidad de resultados en lingüística histórica : estudio de caso del marcador pragmático sabes

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The aim of this paper is to contribute to the discussion on the value of empirical data for historical linguistics studies. The methodological problems that arise from diachronic studies of spoken language phenomena being almost exclusively based on written text sources have been widely discussed in literature. This general data problem becomes even more severe when linguists study, from a historical perspective, phenomena typical of orality, such as the use of pragmatic markers. Despite clear argumentations both in favor and against the use of written data, this methodological issue has not yet been the object of consistent empirical verification in Spanish. This article aims at filling this gap by comparing the results of a recent diachronic analysis of the pragmatic marker sabes (you know) in a written corpus of fiction texts and in a corpus of spoken Spanish.
ISSN: 1571-0726
Issue: 3
Volume: 15
Pagina's: 465 - 489
Jaar van publicatie:2018
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education