Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax

Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax

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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.For similar arguments based on idiomatic expressions, see Martins aamp; Nunes ( 2005). 10. Some speakers detect some degradation in examples not involving singular third person. For other speakers (a group in which I include myself), however, anbsp;...

Title:Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax
Author:Jairo Nunes
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2009


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