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A functional investigation of the conjunction aunque in data from spoken Iberian Spanish

Grant number: 12/20765-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Sandra Denise Gasparini Bastos
Grantee:Beatriz Goaveia Garcia Parra
Host Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil


This project aims to describe, from the perspective of Functional Grammar, the concessive clauses introduced by the conjunction "aunque" on data from spoken Iberian Spanish. Based on the layered structure proposed by Dik (1989, 1997) and considering the classification of concessive clauses proposed by Crevels (1998), we are interested in investigating whether the conjunction "aunque" can occur in all layers studied by the authors. Besides the layer that holds the concessive clause introduced by "aunque", other factors will be analyzed such as the position of the subordinate clause in relation to the main clause and the verbal mode of both clauses. (AU)

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