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Measuring the degree of near-synonymy of Spanish verbs of putting : a multivariable corpus analysis of poner and meter

Marie Comer UGent, Renata Enghels UGent and Clara Vanderschueren (2016) FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE. 23(3). p.279-304
abstract
The present article proposes a corpus-based study of two near-synonymous verbs in Spanish: the (locative) verbs of putting poner and meter. Starting from the universal principle of linguistic economy, the paper aims to empirically identify potentially influencing variables that determine the native speaker’s choice between the two verbs. It is investigated whether and to what extent the verb choice is governed by a set of variables related to the nature of the placement movement itself and the characteristics of the participants taking part in the event. The difference between the near-synonyms is shown to be mainly determined by the direction of the locative movement, the semantic nature of the participants (animacy, concreteness), the reflexiveness of the event, as well as the cognitive construal of the locative event (the possibility of a container-reading).
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(locative) verbs of putting, Spanish, logistic regression analysis, near-synonymy
journal title
FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE
volume
23
issue
3
pages
31 pages
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Article
Web of Science id
000394162300001
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0929-998X
DOI
10.1075/fol.23.3.01com
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English
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5904237
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5904237
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2015-03-18 14:50:30
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  abstract     = {The present article proposes a corpus-based study of two near-synonymous verbs in Spanish: the (locative) verbs of putting poner and meter. Starting from the universal principle of linguistic economy, the paper aims to empirically identify potentially influencing variables that determine the native speaker{\textquoteright}s choice between the two verbs. It is investigated whether and to what extent the verb choice is governed by a set of variables related to the nature of the placement movement itself and the characteristics of the participants taking part in the event. The difference between the near-synonyms is shown to be mainly determined by the direction of the locative movement, the semantic nature of the participants (animacy, concreteness), the reflexiveness of the event, as well as the cognitive construal of the locative event (the possibility of a container-reading).},
  author       = {Comer, Marie and Enghels, Renata and Vanderschueren, Clara},
  issn         = {0929-998X },
  journal      = {FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE},
  keyword      = {(locative) verbs of putting,Spanish,logistic regression analysis,near-synonymy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {279--304},
  title        = {Measuring the degree of near-synonymy of Spanish verbs of putting : a multivariable corpus analysis of poner and meter},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/fol.23.3.01com},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Comer, Marie, Renata Enghels, and Clara Vanderschueren. 2016. “Measuring the Degree of Near-synonymy of Spanish Verbs of Putting : a Multivariable Corpus Analysis of Poner and Meter.” Functions of Language 23 (3): 279–304.
APA
Comer, M., Enghels, R., & Vanderschueren, C. (2016). Measuring the degree of near-synonymy of Spanish verbs of putting : a multivariable corpus analysis of poner and meter. FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE, 23(3), 279–304.
Vancouver
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Comer M, Enghels R, Vanderschueren C. Measuring the degree of near-synonymy of Spanish verbs of putting : a multivariable corpus analysis of poner and meter. FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE. 2016;23(3):279–304.
MLA
Comer, Marie, Renata Enghels, and Clara Vanderschueren. “Measuring the Degree of Near-synonymy of Spanish Verbs of Putting : a Multivariable Corpus Analysis of Poner and Meter.” FUNCTIONS OF LANGUAGE 23.3 (2016): 279–304. Print.