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The non-conventional written of phonological clitics in word boundaries

Grant number: 14/18050-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2014
Effective date (End): November 01, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Luciani Ester Tenani
Grantee:Lilian Maria da Silva
Home 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
Associated scholarship(s):15/23238-8 - Prosodization investigation monosyllabic prepositions of Brazilian Portuguese, BE.EP.DR


In this research project, the main objective is to investigate the prosodization clues of prepositional clitics from the unconventional written of them in boundary’s word. The hypothesis underlying this research is that the junction, in writing, of clitics to the adjacent word (ie hipossegmentation: "denovo"[again]) and the separation, in writing, of unstressed syllables as possible clitics (ie hypersegmentation "de vagar"[slowly]) reveal a not dichotomous relationship between speech and writing (Corrêa, 2004). Therefore, these spellings constitute relevant data to the studies of the prosodic status of clitics. The theoretical question of this project is to formalize the prosodization of clitics, since there is no consensus in the phonological literature on which constituent of the prosodic hierarchy clitics are incorporated to. In this scenario, it is questioned especially if clitic and its host form a prosodic constituent, the clitic group (NESPOR AND VOGEL, 1986), or if clitic is attached to prosodic word or to phonological phrase (SELKIRK, 1984). To acquire the aim point, we seek to develop a description of conventional and unconventional written of clitics looking for clues of prosodization by the relation between both written records of prosodic clitics. The data to be analyzed are extracted from written texts of the Elementary School, which belong to Banco de Dados de Escrita do Ensino Fundamental II (IBILCE/UNESP). The expected contributions of this research are to find evidence to formalize the prosodic status of clitic elements of Portuguese. (AU)

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DA SILVA, LILIAN MARIA; TENANI, LUCIANI ESTER. Prosodization of prepositional clitics and prosodic words in Brazilian Portuguese: Investigation of phonetic cues. JOURNAL OF PORTUGUESE LINGUISTICS, v. 20, JUN 10 2021. Web of Science Citations: 0.
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SILVA, Lilian Maria da. Grafias não convencionais de preposições e sílabas pretônicas : pistas de prosodização de clíticos preposicionais. 2018. 218 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas..

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