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Consecutive correlated constructions in Portuguese grammar: a discursive-functional perspective

Grant number: 20/15623-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2021
Effective date (End): November 30, 2023
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Erotilde Goreti Pezatti
Grantee:Juan Prete Tojeira Ramos
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


The proposal of the project presented here, entitled "Consecutive correlated constructions in Portuguese grammar: a discursive-functional perspective", continuing the study on subordination in Portuguese, is to investigate, from the theoretical perspective of Functional Discourse Grammar (HENGEVELD; MACKENZIE , 2008; KEIZER, 2015), constructions in which two syntactic units are combined, clause or not, in which the second unit, introduced by "que", expresses the effect or consequence of the fact expressed in the previous unit, usually the main clause , being, therefore, called consecutive (BECHARA, 1999, p. 499). The main objective is to describe the consecutive correlation system of Portuguese expressed by the conjunction "que" combined with one of the words "tal", "tanto", "tão", "tamanho" or "cada", present in the previous unit, determining the basic configuration type at Morphosyntactic Level. Therefore, as a research universe, it has two spoken language corpora. The first is a corpus entitled "Oral Portuguese", developed within the scope of the Project "Spoken Portuguese: Geographical and Social Varieties", organized by the Linguistics Center of the University of Lisbon, in partnership with the University of Toulouse-le-Mirail and the University of Provence-Aix-Marseille, which brings samples of varieties of Portuguese spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Portuguese-speaking African countries, Macau, Goa and Timor-Leste, collected later. The second is the corpus of the Cultural Norm Urban Linguistics Project (NURC), elaborated from interviews with educated adult informants from five Brazilian capitals. (AU)

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