Portuguese Syntax

Portuguese Syntax

This volume is a collection of previously unpublished articles focusing on the following aspects of Portuguese syntax: clause structure, clitic placement, word order variation, pronominal system, verb movement, quantification, and ...

Author: Joao Costa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195352211

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This volume is a collection of previously unpublished articles focusing on the following aspects of Portuguese syntax: clause structure, clitic placement, word order variation, pronominal system, verb movement, quantification, and distribution of particles. The articles are written within the principles and parameters framework and contrast Portuguese with other Romance languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Brazilian Portuguese Syntax and Semantics

Brazilian Portuguese  Syntax and Semantics

Brazilian. Portuguese,. syntax. and. semantics. Twenty. years. of. Núcleo. de.
Estudos. Gramaticais. Roberta Pires de Oliveirai,ii,iii, Ina Emmeli and Sandra
Quarezemini,iii iUniversidade Federal de Santa Catarina / iiUniversidade
Federal do ...

Author: Roberta Pires De Oliveira

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This book opens with Angelika Kratzer and Luigi Rizzi talking about contemporary issues, such as non-recursiveness of focus and the semantics of topics. The chapters climb down the spine from the left periphery to DP: the value of subjunctive across the history of German, expressive expressions in Brazilian Portuguese, left and right dislocation and the speaker’s perspective in Italian, Brazilian double subjects and left dislocated topic, long versus short wh-movement in Brazilian Portuguese and Quebec French, low adverbs and the raising of the verb in Brazilian Portuguese, ellipsis and null objects in Brazilian and European Portuguese, and bare singulars in Brazilian Portuguese. The chapters propose original accounts for language variation and historical changes, most of them focusing on Brazilian Portuguese, a challenge to syntax and semantics. Thus, the volume contributes to Brazilian and Portuguese Linguistics, as well as to general and contemporary research on syntax and semantics of natural languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax

Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax

Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax. 2009. vi, 243 pp. 141
alexiadou, artemis, Jorge hankaMer, Thomas McFadden, Justin nuger and
Florian schäFer (eds.): Advances in Comparative Germanic Syntax. xv, 389 pp. +
index.

Author: Jairo Nunes

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 243

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This collection of papers discusses some of the major syntactic properties of Brazilian Portuguese from a minimalist perspective. The volume focuses on movement and empty category issues and brings new empirical material on a variety of topics (null subjects and finite control, possessive and existential constructions, factive constructions, relative clauses, null objects and stress shift, preposition duplication, VP topicalization, and ellipsis). The book is of interest to a wide spectrum of linguists working on theoretical and comparative syntax.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Complement Clauses in Portuguese

Complement Clauses in Portuguese

This volume addresses core issues on complement clauses, focusing on Portuguese (European, Brazilian and Mozambican varieties).

Author: Ana Lúcia Santos

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027263964

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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This volume addresses core issues on complement clauses, focusing on Portuguese (European, Brazilian and Mozambican varieties). It contributes to the discussion of complementation, providing an overview of how theoretical syntax and acquisition studies may combine to broaden our knowledge about the topic. The articles are organized in two sections, each one followed by a comment paper: the first section, more theoretical in its nature, gathers contributions analyzing major syntactic aspects of complementation in Portuguese, from a synchronic and a diachronic point of view; the second section includes articles on L1 and L2 acquisition of Portuguese complementation. Both sections especially focus on infinitival structures; mood selection and the interpretation of subjects in finite complement clauses are also topics of particular relevance. The volume is meant for researchers and students interested in formal syntax and acquisition in general and Portuguese syntax and acquisition in particular.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Kriyol Syntax

Kriyol Syntax

This book describes the Portuguese-based Creole which is widely spoken as a first language in Guinea-Bissau.

Author: Alain Kihm

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027252357

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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This book describes the Portuguese-based Creole which is widely spoken as a first language in Guinea-Bissau. The study focuses on one variety, 'central Kriyol', and its main aim is to present a complete description of the grammar of the language. The theoretical framework for the syntactic analysis is purposely eclectic but relies primarily on Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, and ample attention is paid to the cognitive or semantic dimension in the explanation of linguistic facts. After a short introduction on the history and phonology of the language and the organization of the study, there are chapters dealing with the simple sentence, Tense and Aspect, the noun phrase, the complex sentence, topicalization/focalization/questions, and Middles/Passives/Causatives. The final chapter discusses Kriyol texts, especially comic-books, from which a considerable number of examples used in the study are taken.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Syntax of Spoken Brazilian Portuguese

The Syntax of Spoken Brazilian Portuguese

Useful as a text in advanced language courses, the work is intended primarily for reference and as a research aid to future authors of Portuguese language textbooks.

Author: Earl W. Thomas

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 0826512216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 363

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Increased personal contact among people of all parts of the world has underscored the inadequacy of traditional language study to meet contemporary communications needs. Linguistic science, in recent years, has responded to this breakdown of communications by emphasizing spoken, versus literary, language in the teaching of foreign languages. Very real differences do exist between what is spoken and what is written in virtually every language. In Brazilian Portuguese, especially, the gulf between the two is wide: In many cases, the most cultured Brazilian is unable to comprehend with ease Brazilian literature written only fifty years ago. THE SYNTAX OF SPOKEN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE is the first thorough analysis of the spoken language of contemporary Brazil, in English, for students and teachers of the language. Useful as a text in advanced language courses, the work is intended primarily for reference and as a research aid to future authors of Portuguese language textbooks.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics

The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics

The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of research within the Brazilian and European variants of the Portuguese language.

Author: W. Leo Wetzels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119096764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 616

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The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of research within the Brazilian and European variants of the Portuguese language. It includes chapters focusing on the key areas of linguistic study, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, linguistic change, language variation and contact, and acquisition. Essential reference work for scholars of Portuguese linguistics and Romance languages Chapters written by an international team of research specialists highlight both the consensus and the controversies within the various subfields of Portuguese linguistics Examines Portuguese linguistics in relation to syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics/pragmatics, acquisition, and sociolinguistics Written in an accessible overview style and designed for advanced students and current scholars in the field alike Essential reference work for scholars of Portuguese linguistics and Romance languages
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Portuguese Literary Cultural Studies

Portuguese Literary   Cultural Studies

João Costa ( ed ) . Portuguese Syntax : New Comparative Studies . Oxford :
Oxford UP , 2000 . José Elías Ulloa Portuguese Syntax : New Comparative
Studies is one of very few works available in English that deal with the
particularities of the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114608131

Category: Civilization, Modern

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Categories: Civilization, Modern

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

This book offers a rich comparative material which helps us in the understanding of linguistic change and variation.

Author: Francisco Ordonez

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190465896

Category: Contrastive linguistics

Page: 376

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Recent trends in syntax and morphology have shown the great importance of doing research on variation in closely related languages. This book centers on the study of the morphology and syntax of the two major Romance Languages spoken in Latin America from this perspective. The works presented here either compare Brazilian Portuguese with European Portuguese or compare Latin American Spanish and Peninsular Spanish, or simply compare Portuguese and its varieties with Spanish and its varieties. The chapters advance on a great variety of theoretical questions related to coordination, clitics , hyper-raising, infinitives, null objects, null subjects, hyper-raising, passives, quantifiers, pseudo-clefts, questions and distributed morphology. Finally, this book provides new empirical findings and enriches the descriptions made about Portuguese and Spanish Spoken in the Americas by providing new generalizations, new data and new statistical evidence that help better understand the nature of such variation. The studies contained in this book show a vast array of new phenomena in these young varieties, offering empirical and theoretical windows to language variation and change.
Categories: Contrastive linguistics

Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

In Portuguese Syntax - New Comparative Studies (J. Costa, editor), pp. 31-93.
Oxford: Oxford University Press. Beninca, P. (1995) Complement clitics in
medieval Portuguese: the Tobler-Mussafia Law. In Language Change and
Verbal ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030047446

Category: Comparative linguistics

Page:

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Categories: Comparative linguistics

Aspects of Verbal Syntax in Brazilian Portuguese Within the Framework of the Extended Standard Theory of Grammar

Aspects of Verbal Syntax in Brazilian Portuguese Within the Framework of the Extended Standard Theory of Grammar

verbal syntax to Brazilian Portuguese rather than aiming it at Portuguese in
general ; and ( c ) not adopting the ST framework , which is the one traditionally
adopted within Portuguese linguistics , but rather working within the EST model
of ...

Author: Mariza do Nascimento Silva Pimenta-Bueno

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025679916

Category: Portuguese language

Page: 1162

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Categories: Portuguese language

Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies

Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies

Generalized Verb Movement : Aspects of Verb Syntax . Turin : Rosenberg and
Sellier . BENINCÀ , PAOLA . 1995 . “ Complement clitics in Medieval Romance :
the Tobler - Mussafia Law " . In Clause Structure and Language Change , ed .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105123072584

Category: Africa, Portuguese-speaking

Page:

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Categories: Africa, Portuguese-speaking

New Era in Education

New Era in Education

Pupil 2 also makes a high number of errors in English but a break down of errors
reveals that over half are syntax errors , again no syntax errors are made in
Portuguese . The same trend appears in the errors made by pupil 8 . Table I
Mean ...

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ISBN: UVA:X006083365

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Catalog

Catalog

Portuguese language - Syntax . 0469 . 52 P2251 0469 . 5 10280 Portuguese
language - Synonyms and antonyms . Victoria , Luis Augusto Pereira ,
1901Dicionário do sinônimos , antónimos , paroninos • sinoréticos , Rio ( de
Janeiro ) Editor ...

Author: University of Texas. Library. Latin American Collection

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082903579

Category: Latin America

Page:

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Categories: Latin America

Catalog of the Latin American Collection

Catalog of the Latin American Collection

Portuguese language Syntax . 0469.5 108 . Portuguese language - Synonyms
and antonyms . Victoria , Luis Augusto Pereira , 1901Dicionário do sinônimos ,
antónimos , parónsnou • sinoritiooi . Rio ( do Janoiro ) Editor Clontirioa , 1965 ...

Author: University of Texas at Austin. Library. Latin American Collection

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117843073

Category: Latin America

Page:

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Categories: Latin America

Portuguese Journey

Portuguese Journey

Perhaps it is our knowledge of Portuguese syntax that was at fault , and the claim
is merely that in May , 1922 , these two were the first Portuguese to cross the
Atlantic by air . Certainly our syntax was inadequate for the task of interrogating
the ...

Author: Garry Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062909372

Category: Portugal

Page: 208

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Categories: Portugal

Subject Positions and Interfaces

Subject Positions and Interfaces

The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon.

Author: João Costa

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110181126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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The primary goal of this book is to provide an analysis of the several positions where the subject may surface in European Portuguese. Departing from an architecture of the clause as sketched in early minimalist work, containing two subject-related functional categories above VP (AgrP and TP), it is shown that the subject may surface in all potential landing sites: Spec,AgrP, Spec,TP and Spec,VP. Moreover, just like any other argument of the clause, it is claimed that subjects also have the possibility of surfacing in a left-dislocated position, arguably adjoining to the clause's left periphery. Under this approach, three independent results are derived: i) an explanation is found for the patterns of word order variation; ii) syntax proper may be reduced to its own tools, not having to manipulate semantic, discourse or prosodic variables; iii) the intuition that European Portuguese is an SVO language is derived: this word order corresponds to the one in which the subject occupies the only specifier position in which the other interfaces play no role.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony

This book explores language variation and change from the perspective of generative syntax, based on a case study of relative clauses in Portuguese and other languages.

Author: Adriana Cardoso

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198723783

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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This book explores language variation and change from the perspective of generative syntax, based on a case study of relative clauses in contemporary European Portuguese and earlier stages of Portuguese. Adriana Cardoso offers a comparative account of three linguistic phenomena in the synchrony and diachrony of Portuguese-remnant-internal relativization, extraposition of restrictive relative clauses, and appositive relativization-and shows that the changes affecting these structures conspired to reduce the patterns of nominal discontinuity available in the language. Adopting a cross-linguistic perspective, she additionally shows that this series of changes transformed Portuguese from a 'Germanic-like' language, with a wide range of phrasal discontinuities, to a 'non-Germanic type', with more restricted patterns of discontinuity. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars working on Portuguese syntax, but also to Romance linguists and all those interested in historical and comparative syntax more widely.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines