¿Por qué las cópulas son auxiliares?

  • Joshua Gómez Rubio
Keywords: copulas, auxiliary verbs, verbal periphrases, aspect


Abstract. Copulas work as auxiliary verbs in Spanish and in other languages. In this article, we will argue in favor of this property being due to the absence of lexical content of the copula verb be1 (Sp. ‘ser’), on the one hand, and the aspectual content of the verb be2 (Sp. ‘estar’), on the other hand.



Author Biography

Joshua Gómez Rubio
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
How to Cite
Gómez Rubio, J. (2019). ¿Por qué las cópulas son auxiliares?. Borealis – An International Journal of Hispanic Linguistics, 8(2), 199-224. https://doi.org/10.7557/