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The present tense analyticization process in Brazilian Portuguese: a parameter hierarchy-based approach

Grant number: 21/09979-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 18, 2022
Effective date (End): June 17, 2022
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Historical Linguistics
Principal researcher:Sonia Maria Lazzarini Cyrino
Grantee:Paulo Ângelo de Araújo Adriano
Supervisor abroad: Adam Noel Ledgeway
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Cambridge, England  
Associated to the scholarship:19/17443-9 - Aspects of the syntax of the present tense in BP: a diachronic approach, BP.DR

Abstract

This research project aims to pursue my ongoing research on the present tense analyticization in Brazilian Portuguese, a change from the synthetic eu faço ('I do') to the analytic eu estou fazendo ('I am doing'), under a Parameter Hierarchy-based approach. I intend to refine and deepen my analysis already under development in Brazil, especially concerning the morphosyntax of the language, which from the point of view of syntactic theory has not yet received an in-depth analysis in the literature. I believe that the gains from the exchange will be very significant since the University of Cambridge currently leads several of the research groups investigating the Parameter Hierarchy approach in different languages, conducted by the pioneer linguists that have proposed this theory. In addition, the research will be supervised by Dr Adam Ledgeway, a leading expert with extensive knowledge and scientific production on analyticity and syntheticity in Romance languages. (AU)

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