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Portuguese Syntax : New Comparative Studies

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This is a collection of previously unpublished articles focusing on the following aspects of Portuguese syntax: clause structure, clitic placement, word order variation, pronominal system, verb movement,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

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 160.02 x 238.76 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195125762
  • 9780195125764

About Joao Costa

Joao Costa is Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.show more

Table of contents

Introduction ; 1. Infinitives vs. Participles ; 2. Clitics: A Window into the Null Subject Property ; 3. Word Order and Discourse Configurationality in European Portuguese ; 4. Romance Clitics and the Minimalist Program ; 5. Agreement, Predication, and Pronouns in the History of Portuguese ; 6. A Minimalist Approach to Clitic Climbing ; 7. 1st Person Plural Anaphora in Brazilian Portuguese: Chains and Constraint Interaction in Binding ; 8. Distributive Universal Quantification and Aspect in Brazilian Portuguese ; Bibliography ; Indexshow more

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