Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Grammatical ChangeOrigins, Nature, Outcomes$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dianne Jonas, John Whitman, and Andrew Garrett

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582624

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2021

Grammaticalization of ser and estar in Romance

Grammaticalization of ser and estar in Romance

(p.73) 4 Grammaticalization of ser and estar in Romance
Grammatical Change

Montserrat Batllori

Francesc Roca

Oxford University Press

This chapter investigates the grammaticalization process undergone by STARE from Latin to Romance, especially in Spanish and Catalan, and how this verb progressively replaced ESSE in locative, (resultative) passive, existential, and copulative sentences. The chapter is organized as follows. Sections 4.2 and 4.3 are devoted to the description of the syntactic behaviour of ser and estar in Modern Spanish and Modern Catalan. Sections 4.4, 4.5, and 4.6 provide a similar description for Latin, Old Spanish, and Old Catalan, respectively. Section 4.7 offers an analysis of the syntactic change involved, while Section 4.8 contains concluding remarks.

Keywords:   STARE, Latin, Romance, Spanish Catalan, ESSE, syntactic behaviour, ser, estar

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .