Cognition and Society. Treatment Forms at the Dawn of Feudalism: Señor and the Honorific Formulas with -ísimo

  • Andrzej Zieliński Jagiellonian University, Kraków
Keywords: Sociocultural Change, Lexicalization Pattern, Treatments, Feudal Society, Cognition

Abstract

 The objective of this study is to delve into the origin of two treatment formulas: señor, from senior “older”, and those with the superlative suffix. Both are very closely linked to the imposition of a new social model, feudalism, which is characterized by organizing itself on a vertical social scale, coinciding with the scale of quantification characteristic of degree expressions. In both acts the conceptual metaphor is more is up.

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Published
2019-01-18
How to Cite
Zieliński, A. (2019). Cognition and Society. Treatment Forms at the Dawn of Feudalism: Señor and the Honorific Formulas with -ísimo. Verba Hispanica, 26(1), 193-209. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.26.1.193-209
Section
Linguistics