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Author Wall, Albert (Linguist),
Title Bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese : an integral approach / Albert Wall.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017]

Series Linguistik aktuell/linguistics today (LA), 0166-0829 ; volume 245.
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 245.
Subject Portuguese language -- Brazil -- Noun phrase.
Series Linguistik aktuell/linguistics today (LA), 0166-0829 ; volume 245.
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 245.
Subject Portuguese language -- Brazil -- Noun phrase.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 322 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Bare Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Index of tables; Index of figures; List of abbreviations and remarks on glosses; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 The orientation and organization of this work; 1.2 What data do we want to account for?; 1.3 (Bare) Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese and linguistic theory; 1.3.1 Nominal semantics; 1.3.1.1 (In)definiteness; 1.3.1.2 Mass/count and seinsarten; 1.3.1.3 Reference and referential anchoring; 1.3.1.4 Genericity; 1.3.1.5 Further assumptions.
1.3.2 Syntax: DP or not DP is not the question1.3.2.1 DP/NP and parameters; 1.3.2.2 Zero/null/empty Ds; 1.3.2.3 Strong syntax in spite of â#x80;#x9C;weakâ#x80;#x9D; phonetics and phonology?; 1.3.2.4 Consequences for parametric analyses; 1.3.2.5 New questions about the BrP data; 1.3.3 The interface problem: From syntax to acoustics â#x80;#x93; and back again; 1.4 Empirical demands, challenges, and a research program; 1.4.1 Towards a â#x80;#x9C;serious corpus studyâ#x80;#x9D; on BrP BNs; 1.4.2 Methodological issues in acceptability judgment tasks on BrP BNs; 1.4.3 Exploring phonetics/phonology and perception.
1.5 Towards an integral approachChapter 2. The literature on Brazilian Portuguese bare nominals; 2.1 BNs in (more or less) traditional grammars; 2.2 The issue of syntactic and semantic parameters; 2.3 Argumenthood and reference; 2.4 Genericity and the notion of kinds; 2.5 Mass or count or neither?; 2.6 Bare plurals and agreement; 2.7 (In)definiteness; 2.8 Information structure; 2.9 Incorporation; 2.10 Acquisition; 2.11 Interim balance; 2.11.1 On problems and consensus; 2.11.2 Desiderata; 2.12 The diachronic perspective: Kabatek 2002.
2.12.1 Do the Romance articles follow some grammaticalization cycle?2.12.2 Implications from Kabatek (2002) for a synchronic analysis of BrP BSs; 2.13 Wrapping up: The two basic theoretical and empirical questions; Chapter 3. Article assimilation and bare nominals; 3.1 External vocalic sandhis in Brazilian Portuguese; 3.1.1 Leda Bisolâ#x80;#x99;s account of external sandhis in Brazilian Portuguese and reactions; 3.1.2 Prosody; 3.1.3 Restriction of EL to word-final /a/; 3.1.4 The so-called â#x80;#x9C;monomorphemesâ#x80;#x9D;; 3.1.5 Fusion vs. deletion and the number of processes; 3.1.6 A first balance.
3.2 External sandhis and the (definite) articles3.2.1 EL and DE with articles in unstressed contexts; 3.2.2 DE with articles under word stress; 3.2.3 Non-vocalic contexts; 3.3 Evidence from perception: A forced choice experiment; 3.3.1 Materials and experiment design; 3.3.2 Results; 3.3.3 Discussion; 3.4 Contrasting European and Brazilian Portuguese; 3.4.1 The corpus study; 3.4.2 Feature coding; 3.4.3 Results: The distribution of possible assimilation contexts; 3.4.4 Discussion and conclusion; 3.5 Vocalic articles in Romance languages.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 05, 2017).
ISBN 9789027264657 (electronic book)
9027264651 (electronic book)
9789027257284 (hardcover alkaline paper)
OCLC # 1004376596
Additional Format Print version: Wall, Albert, (Linguist) author. Bare nominals in Brazilian Portuguese. Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2017] 9789027257284 (DLC) 2017035847.