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Another Look at the Present Perfect in an Andean Variety of Spanish: Grammaticalization and Evidentiality in Quiteño Spanish
Jenny Dumont
279-291 (complete paper or proceedings contents)


Research on the Spanish Present Perfect (PP) has often focused on one of two questions: 1) how it contrasts with the Preterit, and 2) how contact situations have produced innovative uses of the PP. This study of the Present Perfect in Quiteño Spanish provides a framework for a new approach to understanding the multiple functions of the Present Perfect in a contact variety. The integrative variationist approach described in this paper attempts to situate the grammaticalization of the Quiteño PP in relation to that of other varieties of Spanish, as well as quantitatively test claims that the PP in this variety is used to convey an evidential meaning.

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Selected Proceedings of the 16th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
edited by Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Gillian Lord, Ana de Prada Pérez, and Jessi Elana Aaron
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