This paper evaluates the roles of internal and external factors in the alternation between present and past subjunctive in dependent nominal clauses for Peruvian and Bolivian Spanish in the cases in which, according to the Concordantia Temporum rule, only the past subjunctive should be allowed. From a theoretical perspective, the results support the claim that a simplification of the subjunctive paradigm (Lunn 2007) can be found in these dialects, and that agentivity is crucial in explaining the patterns of variation found for this phenomenon.
Selected Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics
edited by Maurice Westmoreland and Juan Antonio Thomas
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