Marcadores conversaciones como origen de intensificadores en el español peninsular
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The present study has two main goals. The first goal is to analyze the evolution of the semantic verb venir with imperative marking (venga) from a verb of movement in space to a particle in the temporal and quantification domains in two invariable structures in informal Peninsular Spanish: Venga + infinitive with an iterative meaning, and venga + SN which expresses quantity. The second goal is to examine the semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic characteristics of both structures in present Spanish by using data from social networks, which tend to reflect colloquialisms in written language. Grammaticalization and its components constitute the theoretical framework for this analysis. The data in two diachronic Spanish corpora, CORDE and Corpus del Español, enable us to confirm that the particle venga has undergone a subjectification continuum in which some conversational implicatures have become conventionalized as part of the lexical meaning of the particle. In the subjectification continuum, venga has shown to develop new discursive functions (in which it absorbs speaker's assessment) before the transition to its function as an intensifier preceding an infinitive, and a quantifier preceding a noun.