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Generative syntax of Brazilian Portuguese at the dawn of the 21st Century: minimalism and interfaces

Grant number: 06/00965-2
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: September 01, 2006 - February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Jairo Morais Nunes
Grantee:Jairo Morais Nunes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Mary Aizawa Kato ; Raquel Santana Santos
Assoc. researchers: Adriana Stella Cardoso Lessa de Oliveira ; Ana Claudia Pinto Bastos ; Ana Paula Scher ; Cristina Saenger Ximenes ; Irenilza Oliveira e Oliveira ; Juanito Ornelas de Avelar ; Marcelo Barra Ferreira ; Marina Rosa Ana Augusto
Associated grant(s):10/50863-7 - Francisco Ordóñez | State University New York - Estados Unidos, AV.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):09/03158-9 - The licensing of null subjects in Brazilian Portuguese subjunctive clauses: contributions to the movement theory of control, BP.MS
08/00244-9 - Gender and number agreement in passives, nominal predicates and DPs in Brazilian Portuguese, BP.DR
08/02524-9 - Finite control in subjunctive clauses in Brazilian Portuguese?, BP.IC
08/00073-0 - Derivation of post-XP negative structures in Brazilian Portuguese: sentential negation and smaller constituents negation, BP.DR


Adopting the theoretical perspective of the Minimalist Program (Chomsky 1995, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005a, 2005b), the goal of this project is to investigate the mapping between the syntactic component, on the one hand, and the morphological, phonological and semantic components, on the other, based on the syntactic properties of Brazilian Portuguese. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
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