Article published in:Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax
Edited by Jairo Nunes
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 142] 2009
► pp. 161–189
Chapter 8. Topicalization of verbal projections in Brazilian Portuguese
In this paper, I examine verbal constituents in the left periphery in Brazilian Portuguese and argue that they should be analyzed as topics. I identify three types of topicalization of verbal projections depending on whether the derivation involves movement or base-generation and whether the movement involves a verb or a full vP. In addition to providing a semantic and pragmatic characterization of these three types, I also discuss why the constructions derived by movement surface with two copies of the verb phonetically realized with different inflections (an infinitival and a finite form).
Published online: 15 April 2009
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Bleaman, Isaac L.
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