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Analysis of the SER/ESTAR opposition based on the origins and evolution of {st} saliencing : a submorphological and enactive approach

Stéphane Pagès
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Abstract

The theory of submorphemic saliencing has tried to show that the notion of « stability » is often expressed in Spanish through words that include the consonantal group {st}. However, this saliencing is the constitutive marker of the verb estar's paradigm, generally associated with accidental or circumstantial existence with no essentialising projection, as opposed to the verb ser. Taking a diachronic and synchronic approach based on the signifier, this article aims to explain and understand this apparent contradiction, i.e. the systemic and semantic opposition between ser and estar (sedere/stare). The hypothesis defended in this study is that we are faced with a semantic opposition that can also be seen at the level of the signifiers, which are opposed in two different configurations offering an illustrative example of the motivation of the sign.
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hal-03506864 , version 1 (10-01-2022)

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Stéphane Pagès. Analysis of the SER/ESTAR opposition based on the origins and evolution of {st} saliencing : a submorphological and enactive approach. Signifiances (Signifying), 2017, 1 (3), ⟨10.18145/signifiances.v1i3.87⟩. ⟨hal-03506864⟩
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