LINGUIST List 31.1913

Wed Jun 10 2020

Books: Brazilian Portuguese, Syntax and Semantics: Pires De Oliveira, Emmel, Quarezemin (eds.)

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Date: 02-Jun-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Brazilian Portuguese, Syntax and Semantics: Pires De Oliveira, Emmel, Quarezemin (eds.)
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Title: Brazilian Portuguese, Syntax and Semantics
Subtitle: 20 years of Núcleo de Estudos Gramaticais
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 260
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/la.260

Editor: Roberta Pires De Oliveira
Editor: Ina Emmel
Editor: Sandra Quarezemin
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261205 Pages: 216 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261205 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027261205 Pages: 216 Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205537 Pages: 216 Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205537 Pages: 216 Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027205537 Pages: 216 Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

This book opens with Angelika Kratzer and Luigi Rizzi talking about contemporary issues, such as non-recursiveness of focus and the semantics of topics. The chapters climb down the spine from the left periphery to DP: the value of subjunctive across the history of German, expressive expressions in Brazilian Portuguese, left and right dislocation and the speaker’s perspective in Italian, Brazilian double subjects and left dislocated topic, long versus short wh-movement in Brazilian Portuguese and Quebec French, low adverbs and the raising of the verb in Brazilian Portuguese, ellipsis and null objects in Brazilian and European Portuguese, and bare singulars in Brazilian Portuguese. The chapters propose original accounts for language variation and historical changes, most of them focusing on Brazilian Portuguese, a challenge to syntax and semantics. Thus, the volume contributes to Brazilian and Portuguese Linguistics, as well as to general and contemporary research on syntax and semantics of natural languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)

Written In: English (eng)

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