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Aboutness Topics in Old and Middle French: A corpus-based study on the fate of V2

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Autor(es):
De Andrade, Aroldo
Número total de Autores: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE; v. 63, n. 2, p. 194-220, JUN 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 2
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This article investigates the loss of aboutness topics in preverbal position in the history of French, using a corpus-based research on preverbal accusative objects. A comparison of Old and Middle French with Modern French reveals that new-information focalization had disappeared by the 14th century, whereas aboutness topicalization had in turn vanished by the end of the 16th century, along with other marked constructions. Combined with the generative premise that independent pragmatic factors should not trigger syntactic change, the results of this study suggest the reanalysis of the grammar as V-to-I in Renaissance French is responsible for blocking the derivation of aboutness topicalization. An alternative proposal based on phase extension and on Relativized Minimality, in a version affecting some types of A'-movement, relates those two diachronic shifts. The article concludes with the idea that the study of marked constructions may be recast as offering diagnostics on broader syntactic changes. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/06078-9 - A língua portuguesa no tempo e no espaço: contato linguístico, gramáticas em competição e mudança paramétrica
Beneficiário:Charlotte Marie Chambelland Galves
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Temático
Processo FAPESP: 13/24637-8 - Construindo uma análise comparativa para o fronteamento românico: um estudo de caso sobre a história do francês
Beneficiário:Aroldo Leal de Andrade
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Pós-Doutorado