Word Order in Brazilian Portuguese

Word Order in Brazilian Portuguese

by Glaucia V. Silva
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110171937

ISBN-13: 9783110171938

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

This book is a new contribution to syntactic theory. The reader will find a clear overview of the central facts concerning Brazilian Portuguese (BP) word order, as well as a comparison to the facts in other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, and French).

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Overview

This book is a new contribution to syntactic theory. The reader will find a clear overview of the central facts concerning Brazilian Portuguese (BP) word order, as well as a comparison to the facts in other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, and French). In relating other Romance languages to BP, the book shows that BP word order has a number of interesting restrictions that set this language clearly apart from the other Romance languages. This volume provides accounts for declaratives and interrogatives found not only in BP but also in the other Romance languages discussed, taking into consideration parametric differences among the languages studied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110171938
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Studies in Generative Grammar [SGG] Series, #57
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
1Word order in Brazilian Portuguese1
2Overview of the Minimalist Program5
3Analyses before Minimalism7
4Minimalist accounts19
5Structure of the study26
2Basic order in declaratives29
1Basic word order29
2Adverb position31
3Sentential adverbs51
4Verb position and other adverbs in Brazilian Portuguese60
3Postverbal subjects in Brazilian Portuguese77
1Introduction77
2The Unaccusative Hypothesis78
3Unaccusatives in Brazilian Portuguese84
4Verb-subject order in Brazilian Portuguese92
4Verb movement in interrogatives143
1Introduction143
2Interrogatives in Romance: paradigms144
3The Wh-Criterion150
4Accounts for Spanish: no V-to-C154
5Questions raised by V-to-C160
6Embedded interrogatives182
7Previous studies of Brazilian Portuguese interrogatives185
Notes191
References199
Index207

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