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Title Minimalist essays on Brazilian Portuguese syntax / edited by Jairo Nunes.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2009]
©2009

Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 142
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 142.
Subject Portuguese language -- Dialects -- Brazil.
Portuguese language -- Brazil -- Syntax.
Alt Name Nunes, Jairo.
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 142
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 142.
Subject Portuguese language -- Dialects -- Brazil.
Portuguese language -- Brazil -- Syntax.
Alt Name Nunes, Jairo.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 243 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Brazilian Portuguese under minimalist lenses / Jairo Nunes -- Null subjects and finite control in Brazilian Portuguese / Marcelo Ferreira -- Movement and resumption in null possessor constructions in Brazilian Portuguese / Simone Floripi and Jairo Nunes -- Patterns of extraction out of factive islands in Brazilian Portuguese / Marina R.A. Augusto -- A uniform raising analysis for standard and nonstandard relative clauses in Brazilian Portuguese / Mary A. Kato and Jairo Nunes -- Stress shift as a diagnostics for identifying empty categories in Brazilian Portuguese / Jairo Nunes and Raquel S. Santos -- The comitative-copular basis of possessive-existential constructions in Brazilian Portuguese / Juanito Avelar -- Topicalization of verbal projections in Brazilian Portuguese / Ana C. Bastos-Gee -- Preposition contraction and morphological sideward movement in Brazilian Portuguese / Jairo Nunes and Cristina Ximenes -- Lack of morphological identity and ellipsis resolution in Brazilian Portuguese / Jairo Nunes and Cynthia Zocca.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789027289537 (electronic bk.)
9027289530 (electronic bk.)
9789027255259 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 374374484
Additional Format Print version: Minimalist essays on Brazilian Portuguese syntax. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2009 9789027255259 9027255253 (DLC) 2009003218 (OCoLC)300280397