Portuguese in time and space: linguistic contact, grammars in competition and parametric change

Grant number: 12/06078-9
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: October 01, 2012 - September 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Letters and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Charlotte Marie Chambelland Galves
Grantee:
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas, SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Juanito Ornelas de Avelar ; Sonia Maria Lazzarini Cyrino
Assoc. researchers: Elisângela Gonçalves da Silva ; Pablo Picasso Feliciano de Faria ; Fabio Natanael Kepler ; Jefferson Antonio Galves ; Marcello Modesto dos Santos ; Alba Verôna Brito Gibrail ; Marcia Santos Duarte de Oliveira ; Cristina Schmitt ; Jesus Enrique Garcia ; Lilian do Rocio Borba ; Juanito Ornelas de Avelar ; Patrício Nunes Barreiros ; Mariana Fagundes de Oliveira ; Tânia Conceição Freire Lobo ; Aroldo Leal de Andrade ; Verónica Andrea González López ; Cristiane Namiuti-Temponi ; Zenaide de Oliveira Novais Carneiro ; Marcelo Finger ; Silvia Regina de Oliveira Cavalcante ; Jorge Viana Santos ; André Luis Antonelli ; Aline Peixoto Gravina ; Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa
Associated grant(s):14/04565-5 - Visiting professor (Dr. Michelle Sheehan - University of Cambridge): parametric syntax, AV.EXT
13/13274-1 - Visit of prof. Cristina Schmitt to the Institute of Language Studies of the University of Campinas, from January, 6 to July, 5, 2014, AV.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):16/03848-9 - The variation between null subject sand lexical pronouns in European Portuguese from the 16th to the 19th century: a corpus-based study, BP.IC
14/06375-9 - The SV order in interrogative sentences of Brazilian and European Portuguese: a comparative historical study, BP.MS
13/23207-0 - The history of the use of comma from Classical Portuguese to Modern European Portuguese, BP.DR
+ associated scholarships 13/18090-6 - Study and development of methods for automatic detection and correction of errors and inconsistencies in syntactically annotated corpora, BP.PD
13/20567-5 - Portuguese and Kimbundu (H20) in Libolo, Kwanza sul, Angola - avaluating theoretical models of languages in contact, BP.PD
13/06629-8 - Wh constructions in the Portuguese spoken in Cape Verde islands, BP.DR
11/19235-2 - The emergence of the Topicalization construction in European Portuguese, BP.PD - associated scholarships
Abstract
The main goal of this project is to revisit the history of Portuguese, from the 15th to the 20th century, in Portugal and in the Brazil-Africa axis, through a comparative approach based on the notion of parameter, as it is developed in the minimalist version of Chomsky's Principle and Parameter Theory. To attain our goal, we'll make use of the syntactically annotated texts available in the Tycho Brahe Corpus, which allow the automatic search of syntactic constructions. As part of the project, the annotated database of the Corpus will be enlarged to 1.500.000 words from Portuguese texts, 600.000 words from Brazilian texts, and 150.000 words from African documents. It is also intended to build a syntactic parser for Portuguese. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CYRINO, SONIA; LOPES, RUTH. Null objects are ellipsis in Brazilian Portuguese. LINGUISTIC REVIEW, v. 33, n. 4, SI, p. 483-502, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FERNANDEZ, MARIELA; GONZALEZ-LOPEZ, VERONICA A.; RIFO, LAURA R. A note on conjugate distributions for copulas. MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE APPLIED SCIENCES, v. 38, n. 18, SI, p. 4797-4803, DEC 2015. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CYRINO, SONIA; TERESA ESPINAL, M. Bare Nominals in Brazilian Portuguese: more on the DP/NP analysis. NATURAL LANGUAGE & LINGUISTIC THEORY, v. 33, n. 2, p. 471-521, MAY 2015. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GARCIA, JESUS E.; GONZALEZ-LOPEZ, V. A. Modeling of Acoustic Signal Energies with a Generalized Frank Copula. A Linguistic Conjecture is Reviewed. COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, v. 43, n. 10-12, SI, p. 2034-2044, MAY 15 2014. Web of Science Citations: 2.
GARCIA, JESUS E.; GONZALEZ-LOPEZ, V. A.; VIOLA, M. L. L. Robust Model Selection for Stochastic Processes. COMMUNICATIONS IN STATISTICS-THEORY AND METHODS, v. 43, n. 10-12, SI, p. 2516-2526, MAY 15 2014. Web of Science Citations: 0.
GARCIA, JESUS E.; GONZALEZ-LOPEZ, V. A. Independence tests for continuous random variables based on the longest increasing subsequence. JOURNAL OF MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, v. 127, p. 126-146, MAY 2014. Web of Science Citations: 4.
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