1887
Volume 18, Issue 1
  • ISSN 2211-6834
  • E-ISSN: 2211-6842
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

This article introduces the Tycho Brahe Corpus (TBC), a parsed corpus of Historical Portuguese built on the model of the Penn-York Corpora of English. As an illustration of the usefulness of the TBC, the article presents research on the evolution of the position and interpretation of subjects in Portuguese from the 16th to the 19th century. Two main claims emerge, in response to questions that have largely remained unanswered until now, due to the paucity of available data. One is that the texts of the classical period instantiate verb-movement to Comp in matrix clauses, reflecting a V2 grammar. The other is that quantitative and qualitative changes appearing in the texts of the authors born from the beginning of the 18th century on indicate that, at this period, verb-movement to Comp was lost and the modern SVO grammar emerged.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/lv.00004.gal
2018-07-13
2019-08-21
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

  1. Adams, Marianne
    1987Old French, null subjects and verb second phenomena. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  2. Antonelli, André Luís
    2011Sintaxe de posição do verbo e mudança gramatical na história do português europeu. Campinas: University of Campinas dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  3. Belletti, Adriana
    2004 Aspects of the low IP area. In Luigi Rizzi (ed.), The structure of CP and IP, 16–51. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  4. Bobaljik, Jonathan & Dianne Jonas
    1996 Subject Positions and the roles of TP. Linguistic Inquiry27:195–236.
    [Google Scholar]
  5. Cavalcante, Silvia Regina de Oliveira , Charlotte Galves & Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
    2010 Topics, subjects and grammatical change: From Classical to Modern European Portuguese. Paper presented at the Subjects in diachrony: Grammatical change and the expression of subjects Conference, University of Regensburg.
    [Google Scholar]
  6. Costa, João
    2004Subject positions and interfaces: The case of European Portuguese. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
    [Google Scholar]
  7. Cruschina, Silvio & Ioanna Sitaridou
    2009 From Modern to Old Romance: The interaction between information structure and word order. Paper presented at the11th meeting of Diachronic Generative Syntax conference (DiGS11), University of Campinas.
    [Google Scholar]
  8. Eide, Kristin
    2006Word order structures and unaccusative verbs in Classical and Modern Portuguese. The reorganization of information structure. Oslo: University of Oslo dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  9. 2009 Prosody, information structure and word order changes in Portuguese. In Gisella Ferraresi and Rosemarie Lühr (eds.), Diachronic studies on information structure. Language acquisition and change, 143–160. Berlin: De Gruyter.
    [Google Scholar]
  10. Fiéis, Alexandra
    2002 (XP) V S em Português Medieval. Actas do XVII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, 175–187. Lisboa, Colibri/APL.
    [Google Scholar]
  11. Frascarelli, Mara & Roland Hinterhölzl
    2007 Types of topics in German and Italian. In Kerstin Schwabe & Susannne Winkler (eds.), On information structure, meaning and form: Generalizations across languages, 87–116. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.10.1075/la.100.07fra
    https://doi.org/10.1075/la.100.07fra [Google Scholar]
  12. Frey, Werner
    2006 Contrast and movement to the German prefield. In Valéria Molnár & Susanne Winkler (eds.), The architecture of focus, 235–264. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.10.1515/9783110922011.235
    https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110922011.235 [Google Scholar]
  13. Galves, Charlotte
    1996 Clitic placement and parametric change in Portuguese. In Mario Salatarelli (ed.), Aspects of Romance linguistics: Selected papers from the 24th Meeting of the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL24), 227–240. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  14. 2000 Agreement, predication and pronouns in the history of Portuguese. In João Costa (ed.), Portuguese syntax: New comparative studies, 143–168. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  15. 2002 Syntax and style: clitic-placement in Padre Antonio Vieira. Santa Barbara PortugueseStudies6. 387-403.
    [Google Scholar]
  16. Galves, Charlotte , Helena Britto & Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
    2005 The change in clitic placement from Classical to Modern European Portuguese: Results from the Tycho Brahe Corpus. Journal of Portuguese Linguistics4(1). 39–68.
    [Google Scholar]
  17. Galves, Charlotte & Pablo Faria
    2010Tycho Brahe Parsed Corpus of Historical Portuguese. URL: www.tycho.iel.unicamp.br/~tycho/corpus/en/index.html.
    [Google Scholar]
  18. Galves, Charlotte & Alba Gibrail
    2012 Subject inversion from Classical to Modern European Portuguese: A corpus-based study. Poster presented atDIGS 14, Lisbon.
    [Google Scholar]
  19. . to appear. Subject inversion from Classical to Modern European Portuguese: A corpus-based study. In Adriana Cardoso & Ana Maria Martins eds. Word Order Change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
  20. Galves, Charlotte & Anthony Kroch
    2014 Syntactic changes in the history of Portuguese: A corpus-based approach. Paper presented at theLinguistics Department Colloquium Series, University of York.
    [Google Scholar]
  21. Galves, Charlotte , and Anthony Kroch
    2016 Main syntactic changes from a principle-and-parameters view. In W. Leo Wetzels , Sergio Menuzzi & João Costa (eds.), The handbook of Portuguese linguistics, 487–503. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
    [Google Scholar]
  22. Galves, Charlotte , Cristiane Namiuti & Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
    2006 Novas perspectivas para antigas questões: revisitando a periodização da língua portuguesa. In Annette Endruschat , Rolf Kemmler & Barbara Schafer-Prießt (eds.), Grammatische Strukturen des Europaischen: Portugiesisch, 45–75. Tübingen: Calepinus Verlag.
    [Google Scholar]
  23. Galves, Charlotte & Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
    2005 Clitic placement and the position of subjects in the history of European Portuguese. In Twan Geerts , Ivo van Ginneken & Haike Jacobs (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2003; Selected Papers from Going Romance 2003, 97–113. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
    [Google Scholar]
  24. Galves, Charlotte , Aroldo de Andrade & Pablo Faria
    2017Tycho Brahe Corpus of Historical Portuguese.
    [Google Scholar]
  25. Galves, Charlotte & Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
    2017 The position of the verb in the history of Portuguese: Subject position, clitic placement and prosody. Language93(3). 152–180.
    [Google Scholar]
  26. Galves, Charlotte & Filomena Sandalo
    2012 From intonational phrase to syntactic phase: The grammaticalization of enclisis in the history of Portuguese. Lingua122(8). 952–974.10.1016/j.lingua.2012.03.005
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2012.03.005 [Google Scholar]
  27. Gibrail, Alba
    2010Contextos de formação de estruturas de tópico e foco no português clássico. Campinas: University of Campinas dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  28. Holmberg, Anders
    2015 Verb second. In Tibor Kiss & Artemis Alexiadou (eds.), Syntax – theory and analysis: An international handbook, vol.1, 342–382. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
    [Google Scholar]
  29. Kaiser, Georg
    1999 A ordem de palavras e a posição do verbo finito no português antigo. In Ferenc Pál (ed.), Actas do Congresso Internacional Organizado por Motivos dos Vinte Anos do Português no Ensino Superior, 248–261. Budapeste.
    [Google Scholar]
  30. Kroch, Anthony
    1994 Morphosyntactic Variation. Proceedings of the 30th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, T.2. 180-201.
    [Google Scholar]
  31. Light, Caitlin
    2012The syntax and pragmatics of fronting in Germanic. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  32. Lightfoot, David
    1997 Catastrophic change and learning theory. Lingua100. 171–192.10.1016/S0024‑3841(93)00030‑C
    https://doi.org/10.1016/S0024-3841(93)00030-C [Google Scholar]
  33. Martins, Ana Maria
    1994Clíticos na história do português. Lisbon: University of Lisbon dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  34. Mattos e Silva, Rosa Virgínia
    1994 Para uma caracterização do período arcaico do português. D.E.L.T.A. 10: 247–276.
    [Google Scholar]
  35. Paixão de Sousa, Maria Clara
    2004Língua barroca: Sintaxe e história do português nos 1600. Campinas: University of Campinas dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  36. Rinke, Esther
    2009 Verb-placement in Old Portuguese. In Andreas Dufter & Daniel Jacob (eds.), Focus and background in Romance Languages, 309–332. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.10.1075/slcs.112.11rin
    https://doi.org/10.1075/slcs.112.11rin [Google Scholar]
  37. Sitaridou, Ioanna
    2012 A comparative study of word order in Romance. Folia Linguistica46(2). 553–604.10.1515/flin.2012.019
    https://doi.org/10.1515/flin.2012.019 [Google Scholar]
  38. Torres Moraes, Maria Aparecida
    1995Do português clássico ao português europeu moderno. Um estudo diacrônico da cliticização e do movimento do verbo. Campinas: University of Campinas dissertation.
    [Google Scholar]
  39. Yang, Charles
    2002Knowledge and learning in natural languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    [Google Scholar]
http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/lv.00004.gal
Loading
/content/journals/10.1075/lv.00004.gal
Loading

Data & Media loading...

  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): Classical Portuguese , loss of V2 , parsed corpus , subject position , Tycho Brahe Corpus , V-to-C and V2 grammar
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error