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Subject-verb inversion in interrogative clauses in the history of European Portuguese

Grant number: 12/22764-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2013
Effective date (End): December 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Historical Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Charlotte Marie Chambelland Galves
Grantee:Domitila Maria Danielius de Oliveira David
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The objective of this project is to study subject-verb inversion in interrogative sentences of European Portuguese, in texts of authors born between the sixteenth and nineteenth century. The analysis will be based on 16 syntactically annotated texts, available in the Tycho Brahe Corpus for automatic searches through the computational tool Corpus Search. This study intends to verify if a possible change in the subject-verb order in interrogative sentences is related to the change of inversion observed in affirmative sentences from authors born after the XVIII century (cf. Passion de Sousa, 2004; Galves and Passion de Sousa, 2010; Galves and Gibrail, 2012). (AU)

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