Article published in:Minimalist Essays on Brazilian Portuguese Syntax
Edited by Jairo Nunes
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 142] 2009
► pp. 93–120
Chapter 5. A Uniform raising analysis for standard and nonstandard relative clauses in Brazilian Portuguese
Based on Kayne’s (1994) analysis of relative clauses, this paper proposes a uniform account of the three types of relative clauses found in Brazilian Portuguese: the standard version (with pied-piping), the resumptive version with an overt pronoun, and the PP-chopping version, where the relativized PP appears to be deleted. We argue that a DP headed by a relative determiner can be base-generated in a left dislocation position in Brazilian Portuguese and this is what yields lack of island effects and apparent PP-chopping relatives. Based on their lexical conditioning, we propose that PP-chopping relatives in fact involve a null pronominal (pro) in the object position licensed by inherent Case.
Published online: 15 April 2009
Cited by other publications
Rinke, Esther & Elisabeth Aßmann
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 20 december 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.