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Spanish locative verbs: a comparative classification with locative verbal constructions in portuguese

Grant number: 16/20545-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2017
Effective date (End): May 07, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Oto Araújo Vale
Grantee:Roana Rodrigues
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This work aims at identifying and classifying locative verbs in Spanish. These verbs establish a locative relation between an object and a location and are very frequent in texts of different natures. Following the principals of Lexicon-Grammar, the locative verbal constructions will be described according to their syntactic-semantic properties. Locative verbs in Spanish will be contrasted with locative verbs in Portuguese, in order to determine the points of intersection and divergence between the two languages. We expect that this description may be useful to enhance the development of language resources, which could be used in several didactic applications and also in natural language processing. (AU)

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