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Grammatical relations in Portuguese spoken in Brazil

Grant number: 91/01024-0
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: January 01, 1992 - December 31, 1995
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal researcher:Mary Aizawa Kato
Grantee:Mary Aizawa Kato
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Elaboration of the part of the grammar of Portuguese spoken in Brazil which concerns grammatical relations, based on a systematic analysis of a corpus extracted from the recording of the NURC project, around the following topics: 1) order: - rupturing elements on constituent frontiers; - order within syntagmas; 2) grammatical relations and functional categories: predication, complementation and adjunction; 3) articulation syntactic structures, phonological processes: - the role of intonation in the relations subject/predicate, topic/commentary, in adjunction; - intonation and speech fillers; - rhythmic patters and collocation of clitics; 4) syntax-discourse interface: "speech” fillers; 5) variation in its syntactic (order) and prosodic manifestations. (AU)

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