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La doble vida de su merced en América entre los siglos XVI y XIX
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4223-6084
2020 (Spanish)In: Nueva Revista de Filología Hispánica, ISSN 0185-0121, Vol. 68, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

This research explores the history of the originally Iberian honorific su merced, currently used by millions of Spanish speakers in the Americas. The analysis is based on 983 occurrences extracted from a corpus of documents written in the Americas between the 16th and the 19th centuries. The paper connects discursive traditions and linguistic change and describes the syntax of su merced. It shows that su merced had two parallel drifts in two well-differentiated communicative practices: the institutional and the interpersonal settings. In the institutional use su merced has been extinguished, while the interpersonal use is linked with current uses.

Abstract [es]

Esta investigación explora la historia americana del originalmente honorífico e ibérico su merced, hoy empleado por millones de hablantes del español en América. El análisis de 983 concordancias de su merced extraídas de corpus de datos lingüísticos de los siglos xvi al xix describe su sintaxis, pone en relación tradiciones discursivas y cambio lingüístico y muestra que su merced ha tenido dos vías de desarrollo en América en dos prácticas comunicativas bien diferenciadas: la institucional y la interpersonal. En una de ellas, la institucional, su merced se extingue en tanto que en la otra encontramos el nexo con los empleos actuales.

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2020. Vol. 68, no 1
Keywords [en]
su merced, discursive traditions, linguistic change, delocutives, alocutives
Keywords [es]
su merced, tradiciones discursivas, cambio lingüístico, delocutivos, alocutivos
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Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-163926OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-163926DiVA, id: diva2:1277252
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-05-15

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