A guide to IL and SL in Spanish: Properties, problems and proposals

  • Antonio Fábregas Institutt for Språkvitenskap, University of Tromsø
Keywords: Individual-level, stage-level, syntax, semantics, lexicon, predication

Abstract

Abstract. This article provides with a state of the art of how the Individual Level / Stage Level distinction –and the related but distinct issue of the distribution of ser / estar– is instantiated in Spanish. We argue that the IL / SL distinction can be understood in two different ways: as a contrast between properties predicated of an individual or of a stage of that individual, and as a contrast between temporally persistent properties and temporary ones. The paper ends with a specific proposal about how to capture the distinction inside a structural system.

 

Author Biography

Antonio Fábregas, Institutt for Språkvitenskap, University of Tromsø
Full Professor in Spanish Linguistics
Published
2012-11-27
How to Cite
Fábregas, A. (2012). A guide to IL and SL in Spanish: Properties, problems and proposals. Borealis – An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 1(2), 1-72. https://doi.org/10.7557/1.1.2.2296
Section
Articles on the monographic topic

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