Prototypes, meanings and motion: cognitive evolution of Spanish "acostarse"

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Title: Prototypes, meanings and motion: cognitive evolution of Spanish "acostarse"
Authors: Fernández Jaén, Jorge
Research Group/s: Grupo de Estudio para la Pragmática y la Ironía del Español de la Universidad de Alicante | EPA-IULMA
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura
Keywords: Diachronic semantics | Cognitive linguistics | Theory of prototypes
Knowledge Area: Lingüística General
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Universidad de Murcia. Servicio de Publicaciones
Citation: FERNÁNDEZ JAÉN, Jorge. “Prototypes, meanings and motion: cognitive evolution of Spanish "acostarse"”. International Journal of English Studies. Vol. 7, No. 1 (2007). ISSN 1578-7044, pp. 1-15
Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse the Spanish verb acostarse, following the theoretical tools established by Geeraerts (1997). From the perspective of Cognitive Semantics, linguistic categories evolve from prototypic to new meanings as a result of metonymic or metaphorical projections along the history of a language. In this way, I will study the evolution of the verb acostarse, from its Latin meaning of rib (which generates a directional prototype) to its current polisemy, in which the meaning of to lie down prevails.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/12965
ISSN: 1578-7044 (Print) | 1989-6131 (Online)
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Servicio de Publicaciones. Universidad de Murcia. All rights reserved.
Peer Review: si
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