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.Selection restrictions of the type seen in Modern English are also found in Brazilian Portuguese for the verbs ser a#39;bea#39; and ... *O [0510 estara para sair quando a Maria chegar. the 10610 be-FUT to leave when the Maria arrives a#39;1050 will beanbsp;...

Title:Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax
Author:Jairo Nunes
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2009-04-15


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