Ricardo Maldonado

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ricardo Maldonado plays a role.



This paper explores the evolution of two names for animals, buey ‘ox’ and cabrón ‘mail goat’, that have undergone a set of important semantic and pragmatic changes since the XIXth Century. The change from offensive to warm and friendly addressing forms involved a series of semantic bleaching… read more
Maldonado, Ricardo and Juliana De la Mora Gutiérrez 2018 Chapter 9. según along time: Following an epistemic pathPerspectives on Evidentiality in Spanish: Explorations across genres, Figueras Bates, Carolina and Adrián Cabedo (eds.), pp. 205–222 | Chapter
This paper attempts to show that según has developed not only evidential reportative functions, but also a set of meanings that move towards the dominion of epistemicity. Diachronic analysis, shows that the original meaning of según (Lat. secundare ‘to second, to follow’) gradually moves towards… read more
Maldonado, Ricardo and Rocío Guzmán 2014  Apenas: Aspectual reduction and subjective evaluation in SpanishReview of Cognitive Linguistics 12:2, pp. 443–469 | Article
This paper explores both the polysemy and the development of the adverb apenas ‘barely hardly’ into a discourse marker of temporal proximity ‘just/recently’. In contrast to well-known expected tendencies in grammaticalization, apenas runs against the cannon. The subjective adverb apenas, that… read more
González Fernández, María Jesús and Ricardo Maldonado 2006 Syntactic Determinants of Pragmatic Markers of “Closure”Topics in Subjectification and Modalization, Cornillie, Bert and Nicole Delbecque (eds.), pp. 19–44 | Article
Maldonado, Ricardo 2005 Review of Palancar (2002): The origin of agent markersStudies in Language 29:2, pp. 490–495 | Review article
Maldonado, Ricardo 2004 Ronald Langacker: A visit to Cognitive GrammarAnnual Review of Cognitive Linguistics: Volume 2, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José (ed.), pp. 305–319 | Article
Maldonado, Ricardo and E. Fernando Nava 2002 Tarascan causatives and event complexityThe Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation, Shibatani, Masayoshi (ed.), pp. 157–195 | Article
Maldonado, Ricardo 2000 Conceptual distance and transitivity increase in Spanish reflexivesReflexives: Forms and functions, Frajzyngier, Zygmunt and Traci Walker (eds.), pp. 153 ff. | Article
El presente artículo analiza la evolución diacrónica de dos vocablos de tratamiento familiar de notable frecuencia en el español de México cuyo origen designa animales. Su primera extensión semántica durante el siglo XIX es altamente ofensiva buey = “tonto”, cabrón = “rufián”. Este estudio ubica… read more