Journal article Open Access
Gómez Asencio, José Jesús
This work proposes a historiographic analysis of the treatment of linguistic difference in grammatical codification. We present diverse ideas that aim to facilitate the configuration of a grammaticographic model from a general perspective, more speculative and methodological than empiricalpositivist. Our objective is to explain why things are –or, better, have been– in a certain way rather than describing or prescribing how they can evolve. This study shows that the linguistic difference tends to be absent in texts of grammatical codification, that is, grammars tend to exclude linguistic difference. When the rule is not met but the exception is, the difference usually appears either assigned or marked. When that does not happen, the difference is fully included in the grammar. And yet this -in the absence of detailed and empirical studies- is exceptional.