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The history of the use of comma from Classical Portuguese to Modern European Portuguese.

Grant number: 13/23207-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Historical Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Charlotte Marie Chambelland Galves
Grantee:Cynthia Tomoe Yano
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/06078-9 - Portuguese in time and space: linguistic contact, grammars in competition and parametric change, AP.TEM


This doctoral project aims to continue the research developed at the Masters, entitled "A study on the use of comma before completive clause in Classical Portuguese: syntax, discourse and prescriptive grammar" (CNPq no131111/2010-8 ), and explore into certain issues raised from the results obtained previously.Thus, this project will be devided in two sections. In the first section the following questions will be developed questions as: how comma was used in the writing of literary texts in Portuguese, from the XVI to XIX centuries, with the hypothesis that the change in the syntax of Classical Portuguese and the change in the use of comma in the same period are related, and in order to discuss the role of prosody in the use of comma. In the second section, there will be a comparative analysis of versions of original texts of the XVI and XVII centuries and modernized versions by editors of the XX century, in order to, considering the analysis of the changes in the syntax and the punctuation system of Portuguese, show how the editors' interventions, particularly on the syntax and the punctuation of ancient texts are not random, but reflect the change in the grammar of the language .For this, two corpora will be used: a general corpus composed of 24 literary texts written by authors born in the period of the XVI to XIX centuries, and a second corpus consisted of 8 texts from the XVI to the XVIII centuries, each with an original and an edited version.

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YANO, Cynthia Tomoe. The history of the use of comma from Classical Portuguese to Modern European Portuguese. 2018. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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