Sintaxis medieval iberorrománica: la estructura de construcciones con verbo regente e infinitivo en textos españoles y portugueses medievales
Linguistica Vol. V/2003/1, pp. 127-138
Abstract: Spanish and Portuguese, the two most representative Iberoromance languages, coincide in having preserved the phenomenon of clitic promotion since ancient times. According to certain theories, the realization or non-realization of the promotion depend on the structural characteristics of the constructions made up of a regent verb and a dependent infinitive. The detailed analysis of the phenomenon mentioned above in a medieval and a modern corpus presented in this article demonstrates that, in spite of the apparent similarities, there are considerable differences between the structure of the constructions composed of a regent verb and an infinitive in the two periods.