Pragmatic factors in word order: Constructions with a verb and an adverb in spoken Spanish

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Abstract

In constructions with a verb and an adverb in spoken Spanish the word order is not free in the sense that it varies at random. Quite the contrary; word order can be predicted. The position of the adverb vis-a-vis the verb correlates with the type of adverb present in the construction, and with the pragmatic functions of conveying information, contrary to expectation and focus of contrast. It also correlates with the expression of consequence, hypothesis, and immediacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-88
Number of pages20
JournalProbus
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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