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Study of the rhotic consonants in Galician Portuguese Medieval cantigas

Grant number: 17/00027-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Historical Linguistics
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Gladis Massini-Cagliari
Grantee:Débora Aparecida dos Reis Justo Barreto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


The project aim to analyze Archaic Portuguese phonological phenomena, studying the rhotic consonants ( and ) in initial and syllable ending positions present in the Galician Portuguese medieval cantigas. Rhotic consonants were chosen as main subject because they constitute an interesting theme to compose a mosaic of the Archaic Portuguese Phonology, due to the fact that there are controversies about their phonological status at that time and today. We aim to check whether, in that historical period, there were two rhotic phonemes in opposition, or if in the phonological level could be considered a geminate variant of . Our results indicate the possibility of the existence of only one rhotic phoneme in Archaic Portuguese, which could have two variants, one simple and one geminate. By comparing the religious and secular Galician Portuguese medieval poems, we aim to check if our results for the religious cantigas, which point to the geminate character of intervocabular , also occur in relation to secular cantigas. (AU)

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BARRETO, Débora Aparecida dos Reis Justo. Study of the rhotic consonants in Galician Portuguese Medieval cantigas. 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Ciências e Letras. Araraquara Araraquara.

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