Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Entre la dixi i la definitud: els verbs de moviment resultatiu en català

Sandra Montserrat i Buendia


This article intends to present a brief study on the semasiologic extension of the Catalan verb «venir» —«to come»— in the old and mediaeval language, in contrast to the verb «anar» —to go. It is maintained here that the verb to come in the old language had a more extense meaning than in the current language, fundamentally in relation to the contexts of movement towards a place not occupied by any of the interlocutors of the speech. To elaborate this analysis we start from a corpus of thirty-five texts, which includes four centuries, from the first-known texts written in Catalan (at the end of the twelfth century, beginning of the eleventh century) to the sixteenth century.

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