Simplificación del sistema de relativosanálisis diacrónico

  1. Esther Álvarez García 1
  1. 1 Universidad de León

    Universidad de León

    León, España


Actas del X Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española: Zaragoza, 7-11 de septiembre de 2015
  1. María Luisa Arnal Purroy (coord.)
  2. Rosa María Castañer Martín (coord.)
  3. José María Enguita Utrilla (coord.)
  4. Vicente Lagüéns Gracia (coord.)
  5. María Antonia Martín Zorraquino (coord.)

Publisher: Institución "Fernando el Católico" ; Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza

ISBN: 978-84-9911-500-9

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 1

Pages: 481-495

Congress: Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española (10. 2015. Zaragoza)

Type: Conference paper


The aim of this paper is to analyse the simplification of the Spanish relative pronouns. Previous studies have analysed this phenomenon, but the majority of them are based on a synchronic approach, comparing the number of occurrences of the Spanish pronoun que vs other relativizers in just one time period. However, a synchronic approach does not clear up this problem. Bearing that in mind, we have conducted a corpus-based study, comparing statistically the frequency of all the Spanish relative pronouns in six different time periods. Whilst the frequency of certain relativizers has decreased significantly, others are used with the same frequency rate across the different analysed time periods. In consequence, it seems that this phenomenon of simplification does not influence all Spanish relative pronouns in the same way as it has been claimed.