The generalisation of voces as the only second person plural pronoun in European Portuguese has not drawn as much attention as other grammatical phenomena. It is known to have appeared in the 1700s, but the literature lacks an exhaustive research on this topic and the person disagreements attested within this innovation. Although nowadays this phenomenon represents the standard usage, the diaphasic distinction by means of two pronouns, depending on the communicative situation, is still attested in the most northern parts of Portugal. The Linguistic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula, elaborated in the middle of the twentieth century, the sociolinguistic corpus Cordial-Sin, collected in the 1990s and new fieldwork carried out in 2013 will provide enough information to trace the linguistic behaviour of the phenomenon, as well as to map its geographical extension and its diffusion pattern.

The generalisation of vocês as the only second person plural pronoun in European Portuguese has not drawn as much attention as other grammatical phenomena. It is known to have appeared in the 1700s, but the literature lacks an exhaustive research on this topic and the person disagreements attested within this innovation. Although nowadays this phenomenon represents the standard usage, the diaphasic distinction by means of two pronouns, depending on the communicative situation, is still attested in the most northern parts of Portugal. The Linguistic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula, elaborated in the middle of the twentieth century, the sociolinguistic corpus Cordial-Sin, collected in the 1990s and new fieldwork carried out in 2013 will provide enough information to trace the linguistic behaviour of the phenomenon, as well as to map its geographical extension and its diffusion pattern.

La generalización de vocês en el portugués europeo continental y su patrón de difusión geográfica

Víctor Lara Bermejo
2017-01-01

Abstract

The generalisation of vocês as the only second person plural pronoun in European Portuguese has not drawn as much attention as other grammatical phenomena. It is known to have appeared in the 1700s, but the literature lacks an exhaustive research on this topic and the person disagreements attested within this innovation. Although nowadays this phenomenon represents the standard usage, the diaphasic distinction by means of two pronouns, depending on the communicative situation, is still attested in the most northern parts of Portugal. The Linguistic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula, elaborated in the middle of the twentieth century, the sociolinguistic corpus Cordial-Sin, collected in the 1990s and new fieldwork carried out in 2013 will provide enough information to trace the linguistic behaviour of the phenomenon, as well as to map its geographical extension and its diffusion pattern.
2017
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