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Galician and Portuguese

Francisco Dubert and Charlotte Galves

in The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199677108
eISBN:
9780191808821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Historical Linguistics

After a brief outline of the principal episodes in the external history, the chapter surveys the principal aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax of Galician and Portuguese (including Brazilian ... More


African Descendants’ Rural Vernacular Portuguese and Its Contribution to Understanding the Development of Brazilian Portuguese

Heliana Mello

in Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126173
eISBN:
9780226125671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226125671.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses sociohistorical and linguistic factors that might have contributed to shaping vernacular Brazilian Portuguese. Data from an Afro-Brazilian community are analysed, taking into ... More


Apparent Hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with Topics across a Finite CP

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

in The Complementizer Phase: Subjects and Operators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199584352
eISBN:
9780191594526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that constructions that apparently involve hyper‐raising with resumption in Brazilian Portuguese actually result from A‐movement of an embedded topic. This chapter accounts for ... More


Intonational variation in Portuguese: European and Brazilian varieties

Sonia Frota, Marisa Cruz, Flaviane Svartman, Gisela Collischonn, Aline Fonseca, Carolina Serra, Pedro Oliveira, and Marina Vigário

in Intonation in Romance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199685332
eISBN:
9780191765520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685332.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter describes the nuclear contours and intonational phrasing patterns of the most common sentence types across varieties of Portuguese. The resulting prosodic analysis is the first ... More


Syntactic change as chain reaction: the emergence of hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

in Historical Syntax and Linguistic Theory

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199560547
eISBN:
9780191721267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560547.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Historical Linguistics

This chapter discusses the emergence of hyper‐raising constructions in Brazilian Portuguese (BP). Assuming Dresher's (1999) cue‐based approach to language acquisition, it argues that the loss of ... More


Bare Habituals and Singular Indefinites ∗

Patricia Cabredo Hofherr

in Genericity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter examines bare habitual sentences in three languages that allow bare singular count nouns in argument position: Brazilian Portuguese, Modern Hebrew, and Somali. The following claims are ... More


Verb Movement and Clitics: Variation and Change in Portuguese

ACRISIO PIRES

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter attempts to explain certain robust aspects of (diachronic) syntactic variation in Portuguese, focusing specifically on Brazilian Portuguese (BP), especially regarding verb movement and ... More


Exceptional Case Marking in Brazilian Portuguese

HELOISA MARIA MOREIRA LIMA SALLES

in Grammaticalization and Parametric Variation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199272129
eISBN:
9780191709821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272129.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter studies completive subordination patterns in Brazilian Portuguese compared with European Portuguese and with Archaic and Classical Portuguese. The general issue addressed is the way in ... More


Morphology and Null Subjects in Brazilian Portuguese

Cilene Rodrigues

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter argues that null subjects in Brazilian Portuguese are quite different from null subjects in other Romance languages. Referential null subjects are permitted in matrix clauses if the verb ... More


Brazilian Portuguese and the Ecology of (Post-)Colonial Brazil

J. Clancy Clements

in Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126173
eISBN:
9780226125671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226125671.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Vernacular Brazilian Portuguese (VBP) can be characterized by a variety of phonological and morpho-syntactic traits (13 are identified) that are rare to non-existent in Vernacular European ... More


The Writing Development of Brazilian Children with Dyslexia: An Evidence-Based Clinical Approach

Jane Correa

in Writing Development in Children with Hearing Loss, Dyslexia, or Oral Language Problems: Implications for Assessment and Instruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199827282
eISBN:
9780190231781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827282.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This purpose of this chapter is to describe the development of Brazilian dyslexic children’s writing, and also to examine the cognitive skills that underpin it. In order to better understand the ... More


On gender agreement in Brazilian Portuguese

Danniel da Silva Carvalho

in Gender and Noun Classification

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

The aim of Chapter 7 is to provide a unified analysis of gender licensing in Brazilian Portuguese. It proposes a mechanism of feature relativization in the Preminger sense (2014) to address the ... More


From [o[que]] to [o que] in Brazilian Portuguese Free Relatives: A diachronic view

Paulo Medeiros Junior

in The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Brazilian Portuguese Free Relative clauses have been analyzed uniformly as DP structures in which a silent D selects a CP, and the wh-word heading these constructions have been analyzed as a ... More


Rethinking parameter theory diachronically: A macrocomparative approach to the analyticization of the verbal tense-aspect systems of Brazilian Portuguese and Coptic Egyptian

Chris H. Reintges and Sonia Cyrino

in Rethinking Parameters

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461737
eISBN:
9780190461768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461737.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the possibility that large-scale changes in grammar may be the result of the diachronic resetting of a macroparameter. It examines the synthetic-to-analytic drift in the ... More


Analyticization and the syntax of the synthetic residue

Chris H. Reintges and Sonia Cyrino

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Current understanding of syntactic variation and change relies on the notion of parameters of varying magnitude (micro- and macroparameters). This chapter focuses on the flipside of parameter change, ... More


Doubling-que embedded constructions in Old Portuguese: A diachronic perspective 1

Ilza Ribeiro and Maria A. Torres Morais

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In this chapter, we discuss embedded constructions in Old Portuguese, in which two complementizers are phonologically realized, comparing them to similar constructions in Brazilian Portuguese and ... More


Taraldsen’s Generalization and Language Change: Two Ways to Lose Null Subjects

Ian Roberts

in Functional Structure from Top to Toe: The Cartography of Syntactic Structures, Volume 9

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199740390
eISBN:
9780199378548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740390.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Taraldsen’s Generalization, linking the possibility of referential null subjects (pro-drop) to “rich” agreement on the finite verb, has played an important role in the analysis of null subjects and ... More


Macrovariation

Norma Schifano

in Verb Movement in Romance: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198804642
eISBN:
9780191842863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804642.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 4 provides an analysis of the patterns of default verb movement identified in Chapters 2 and 3. First, it shows that the attested macro-typologies are not accidental choices of the languages, ... More


Brazilian Portuguese rhotics in poem reciting: Perceptual, acoustic, and meaning-related issues

Sandra Madureira

in Romance Phonetics and Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198739401
eISBN:
9780191802423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739401.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

Rhotics are diverse in nature and conditioning factors. In this work the use of Brazilian Portuguese rhotic varieties in the context of recitation of a poem by a professional actor is analyzed and ... More


The null subject parameter revisited: The evolution from null subject Spanish and Portuguese to Dominican Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese

José Camacho

in The Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190465889
eISBN:
9780190465919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465889.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapterpaper analyzes changes in the null subject parameter in Caribbean Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese varieties. These varieties have mixed null -subject properties that diverge from the ... More


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