Brazilian Portuguese, Syntax and Semantics

20 years of Núcleo de Estudos Gramaticais

Editors
| Federal University of Santa Catarina/Federal University of Paraná/CNPq
| Federal University of Santa Catarina
| Federal University of Santa Catarina/CNPq
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This book opens with Angelika Kratzer and Luigi Rizzi talking about contemporary issues, such as non-recursiveness of focus and the semantics of topics. The chapters climb down the spine from the left periphery to DP: the value of subjunctive across the history of German, expressive expressions in Brazilian Portuguese, left and right dislocation and the speaker’s perspective in Italian, Brazilian double subjects and left dislocated topic, long versus short wh-movement in Brazilian Portuguese and Quebec French, low adverbs and the raising of the verb in Brazilian Portuguese, ellipsis and null objects in Brazilian and European Portuguese, and bare singulars in Brazilian Portuguese. The chapters propose original accounts for language variation and historical changes, most of them focusing on Brazilian Portuguese, a challenge to syntax and semantics. Thus, the volume contributes to Brazilian and Portuguese Linguistics, as well as to general and contemporary research on syntax and semantics of natural languages.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 260]  2020.  ix, 216 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
Maria Cristina Figueiredo Silva
viii–ix
Brazilian Portuguese, syntax and semantics: Twenty years of Núcleo de Estudos Gramaticais
Roberta Pires De Oliveira, Ina Emmel and Sandra Quarezemin
2–5
Informal formal conversation on Syntax-Semantics
Angelika Kratzer, Luigi Rizzi, Roberta Pires De Oliveira, Ina Emmel and Monica Deitos Stedile
8–29
From discourse to the DP
34–66
Chapter 1. Mood alternations in the history of German: The architecture of epistemic weakening
Werner Abraham
34–66
Chapter 2. Use-conditional expressions and nonlocal interpretation: A case study of a Brazilian Portuguese structure
Renato Miguel Basso
68–85
Chapter 3. Left- and Right-Dislocation and the speaker’s perspective
Anna Cardinaletti
88–105
Chapter 4. Brazilian double subjects and sentence structure
Sandra Quarezemin
108–133
Chapter 5. Wh-questions in Brazilian Portuguese and Quebec French
Mary Aizawa Kato
136–150
Chapter 6. Some low ellipses in Portuguese: A phase-based analysis
Ruth E.V. Lopes
152–166
Chapter 7. Diagnosing verb raising: The view from cartography
Aquiles Tescari Neto
168–190
Chapter 8. Brazilian bare nouns in quantity judgments: Kinds and atomicity
Roberta Pires De Oliveira and Kayron Beviláqua
192–211
Afterword
214
Index
Index
215
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009060 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020007384