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The status of the (supposed) expletive in Brazilian Portuguese existential clauses

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Abstract

This paper characterizes the occurrence of the pronoun você ‘you’ in Brazilian Portuguese existential clauses as an instance of an indeterminate pronoun, arguing against the idea that it corresponds to an expletive. I present some evidence that você is not directly merged in [Spec,TP], but in a thematic position within a locative predicate that is part of the existential coda

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