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Argument structure of verbs in subordinate clauses in Karitiana: verbal valence and their interaction with aspect functional nuclei

Grant number: 12/02769-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 29, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Luciana Raccanello Storto
Grantee:Ivan Rocha da Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/14044-2 - Subordinate clauses versus clause nominalization in Karitiana: a comparative study, BE.EP.DR


This research aims to keep on doing the theoretical description and analysis of argument structures of Karitiana language (which is a Tupi language spoken today by approximately 400 people in the Northwestern state of Rondonia, Brazil.), initiated by Rocha (2011) in his master degrees survey. At this stage of the project, the research goal is to study the argument structures in subordinate clauses, focusing on subordination: relative clauses, complement clauses, adverbial clauses, and non-finite clauses in general (copular complement (small clause nominalized by morpheme {i-}), universal quantification, demonstrative structures); to study the interaction between verbal valence and aspect functional heads in different types of subordinate clauses; to test whether exists or not the (co-)occurrence of morphemes of verbal valence in subordinate structures or in non-finite clauses in general. Finally, the presented research intends to do an analysis of facts described by formalist theories of argument structure of Hale and Keyser (2002) and Pylkkänen (2008).

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SILVA, Ivan Rocha da. Non-finiteness in Karitiana: subordination versus nominalization. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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