Articles of the selected author in Verbum:

  • Género gramatical y lengua española
    Author Devís Márquez, P. Pablo
    Issue Vol. XIX/2018/1-2
    Category Linguistica
    Pages pp. 271-298
    Abstract Grammatical gender has caused controversial discussions between linguists and between people outside linguistics. This article does absolutely not pretend to create more controversy and its goals are: (1) to suggest an alternative definition of gender as grammatical category and to define the means to express it in Spanish; (2) to deal with the incompatibility between proper noun and our concept of grammatical gender, as well as with the restrictions of pronouns with grammatical gender, and (3) at the same time as we analyse the acceptability of three arguments that usually are used to characterise Spanish as a sexist language, we propose an alternative characterisation of gender distinction in this language.
  • Algunas características aspectuales de los verbos de percepción física en español: ver frente a mirar
    Author Devís Márquez, P. Pablo
    Issue Vol. XII/2010/1
    Category Linguistica
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.9
    Pages pp. 141-156
    Keywords Spanish, verbs of sensorial perception, Aktionsart, aspect, syntax
    Abstract The aim of this paper is to comment on some particular aspectual characteristics of the verbs of sensorial perception in Present-Day Spanish and the differences of syntactic behaviour that these characteristics suppose. The interrelation between aspectual information and syntax, just as it happens with other types of verbs, seems evident. In the particular case of the pair ver-mirar, we propose that aspectual characteristics do not only entail diversity of syntactic structures but also lexical differences.
  • Sobre los Contenidos Gramaticales en el Aula de Lengua Extranjera
    Authors Campos Carrasco, Nuria
    Devís Márquez, P. Pablo
    Issue Vol. X/2008/2
    Category Artes
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.14
    Pages pp. 485-503
    Keywords grammatical contents, learning, foreign language, foreign language teaching, methodology
    Abstract The role of grammar in the foreign language classroom has been widely questioned in language teaching methodology. The positions have oscillated between those who have rejected the possibility of including grammar contents and those that have used grammar like a kernel of the learning process. The work that we present here is based on two fundamental ideas: (1) grammar must be understood like an instrument for learning, and (2) the concept of descriptive grammar must be replaced by the one of pedagogical grammar, directed to complete the assimilation of linguistic contents as a vehicle of communication. We develop a new proposal for teaching grammar that will have to contribute to the definitive location of grammar contents in the process of learning a foreign language.