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Ordering of operators and modifiers of the verb phrase in Portuguese

Grant number: 12/24316-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): March 05, 2013
Effective date (End): September 04, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Erotilde Goreti Pezatti
Grantee:Danytiele Cristina Fernandes de Paula
Supervisor: Daniel García Velasco
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
Research place: Universidad de Oviedo, Spain  
Associated to the scholarship:12/14227-4 - The verb phrase in Portuguese: periphrastic and non-periphrastic constructions, BP.MS


The proposition of this project is to investigate the ordering of operators and modifiers of the verb phrase in Portuguese, taking as a theoretical apparatus to Functional Discourse Grammar, developed by Hengeveld and Mackenzie (2008). The aim is to investigate the principles that guide the linearization of these constituents in Portuguese, determining the factors that influence the patterns of ordering the verb phrase. For this, take up, as research universe, extracted from actual occurrences of use of oral corpus organized by the Centre of Linguistics of the Universidade de Lisboa, in partnership with the Universidade de Toulouse-le-Mirail and the Universidade de Provença-Aix-Marselha, which the samples were selected varieties that are related to the country's official language: Brazilian, Portuguese, African (from Sao Tome and Principe, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique) and the Timorese. (AU)

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