Representações do / no tempo: nótula sobre "passados"

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Focusing on the representation of language change, I argue that language change is representable only through its interpretation. I briefly describe the diachrony of two Portuguese ‘past’ verbal paradigms – the ‘future in the past’ (conditional) and the ‘past in the past’ (pluperfect) – emphasizing the interpretation of some aspects of their evolutions as the result of ‘competition’, which determines the manifestations of change as persistence vs. obsolesce tendencies.
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherNOVA FCSH
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Publication series

NameCadernos WGT: Representação


  • Language change
  • Linguistic change
  • Interpretation
  • Diachrony
  • Future in the past
  • Conditional
  • Past in the past
  • Plusperfect
  • Persistence

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