Word Order in Brazilian Portuguese

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Walter de Gruyter, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
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This book is a new contribution to syntactic theory. The reader will find a clear overview of the central facts concerning Brazilian Portuguese (BP) word order, as well as a comparison to the facts in other Romance languages (Spanish, Italian, and French). In relating other Romance languages to BP, the book shows that BP word order has a number of interesting restrictions that set this language clearly apart from the other Romance languages. This volume provides accounts for declaratives and interrogatives found not only in BP but also in the other Romance languages discussed, taking into consideration parametric differences among the languages studied.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Basic order in declaratives
29
Postverbal subjects in Brazilian Portuguese
77
Verb movement in interrogatives
143
Notes
191
References
199
Index
207
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Gl ucia V. Silva is Senior Lecturer at Ohio State University, USA.

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