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Type: Capítulo de livro
Title: Brazilian Portuguese And Caribbean Spanish
Author: Kato M.A.
Abstract: Brazilian Portuguese and Caribbean Spanish have independently undergone two types of change: a) loss of referential null subjects and loss of the order VS in wh-interrogatives. This chapter proposes that what triggered the change in both domains was the change from pronominal agreement to free weak pronouns. The latter requires the projection of Spec of IP, yielding the expression of the subject pronouns, which was not required by the former. The chapter also assumes that strong pronouns used to appear in either the Spec of a projection higher than IP or adjacent to VP, but the new grammar restricts its position to the sentence periphery. Contrary to previous analyses, DPs are proposed to occupy the same position as strong pronouns only partially.
Editor: Oxford University Press
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0007
Date Issue: 2013
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