This article studies desinences found in the imperfect subjunctive in Chilean Spanish, by means of the statistical description of-ra and-se verb endings that appear in the Corpus Básico del Español de Chile (Castillo Fadic, 2012). Through the analysis of different variables, and based on computational linguistics, corpus linguistics and lexical-statistical tools, we intend to define if these desinences, considered as variants of the same morphological variable, alternate freely or correlate with other variables. Results show the existence of a correlation etween the morphological variable studied in the article and the textual world. In addition, grammatical and lexical-semantic factors that may influence on the choice of one or another variant are explored; it would be necessary to study these in depth considering a larger sample.
|Translated title of the contribution||The imperfect subjunctive in Chilean Spanish: Is there free alternation between-Ra and-Se desinences?|
|Number of pages||19|
|State||Published - Dec 2018|
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