LINGUIST List 29.760

Fri Feb 16 2018

Books: Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony: Cardosa

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Date: 13-Feb-2018
From: Celine Aenlle-Rocha <Celine.Aenlle-Rochaoup.com>
Subject: Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony: Cardosa
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Title: Portuguese Relative Clauses in Synchrony and Diachrony
Published: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book URL: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/portuguese-relative-clauses-in-synchrony-and-diachrony-9780198723783

Author: Adriana Cardosa
Hardback: ISBN: 9780198723783 Pages: Price: ----
Abstract:

This book explores language variation and change from the perspective of generative syntax, based on a case study of relative clauses in contemporary European Portuguese and earlier stages of Portuguese. Adriana Cardoso offers a comparative account of three linguistic phenomena in the synchrony and diachrony of Portuguese-remnant-internal relativization, extraposition of restrictive relative clauses, and appositive relativization-and shows that the changes affecting these structures conspired to reduce the patterns of nominal discontinuity available in the language. Adopting a cross-linguistic perspective, she additionally shows that this series of changes transformed Portuguese from a 'Germanic-like' language, with a wide range of phrasal discontinuities, to a 'non-Germanic type', with more restricted patterns of discontinuity. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars working on Portuguese syntax, but also to Romance linguists and all those interested in historical and comparative syntax more widely.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Morphology
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Written In: English (eng)

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