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dc.contributor.authorSurber, Gloria Beth
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T16:22:29Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T16:22:29Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.othersurber_gloria_b_200812_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/surber_gloria_b_200812_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25326
dc.description.abstractThe present study analyzes simple (SP) and compound (CP) past tense co-occurrence in Spanish and French sports journalism to evaluate the saliency of the relevance of information presented in CP as a factor in CP grammaticalization in the Romance languages. The Latin structure habere + past participle became a past tense through a shift in how speakers emphasize their perception of a past situation’s relevance to the present. This results in the contextual salience of CP in co-occurrence with SP in Spanish and French sports journalism, which dimensionalizes information to create a psychological impact on the reader. This suggests the present relevance associated with CP, as demonstrated in functions such as hot news, as a principle factor in the morphological tendency of CP toward more perfective value, and as a possible influence toward further developments in the compound past in Spanish and French.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectsalience
dc.subjectrelevance
dc.subjecthot news
dc.subjectsimple past tense
dc.subjectcompound past tense
dc.subjectvariation
dc.subjectaoristic drift
dc.subjectSpanish
dc.subjectFrench
dc.subjectnewspapers
dc.subjectsports
dc.titleSaliency in the morphology and modern co-occurrence of the simple and compound past tenses in Spanish and French
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentRomance Languages
dc.description.majorRomance Languages
dc.description.advisorMargaret Quesada
dc.description.committeeMargaret Quesada
dc.description.committeeDiana Ranson
dc.description.committeeLewis Howe


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