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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Denominações compositivas de estrutura VN, NN, NprepN e NA: nexos intralexicais
Author: Graça Rio-Torto
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Institution: Universidade de Coimbra
Author: Silvia Ribeiro
Institution: Universidade de Coimbra
Linguistic Field: Morphology
Subject Language: Portuguese
Abstract: Este trabalho visa descrever quatro estruturas de denominação compositiva muito representadas em português: VN, NN, NprepN e NA. Estes esquemas compositivos assentam em nexos sintáctico-semânticos estáveis e coesos, cuja natureza nos propomos analisar, com base no paralelismo com os nexos sintácticos-semânticos típicos das estruturas intrafrásicas (§3). Este procedimento decorre da constatação (§2) de que os graus de opacidade sintáctica e de idiomaticidade semântica, amplamente invocados como caracterizadores destas estruturas polilexicais, não permitem diferenciar os tipos compositivos em análise relativamente às demais modalidades de colocações.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Actas do XXV Congresso Internacional de Linguística e Filologia Românicas (Innsbruck - Áustria, de 3 a 8 de Setembro de 2007).

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