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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, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Charlotte Marie Chambelland Galves
Grantee:Charlotte Marie Chambelland Galves
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: Alba Verôna Brito Gibrail ; Aline Peixoto Gravina ; André Luis Antonelli ; Aroldo Leal de Andrade ; Cristiane Namiuti-Temponi ; Cristina Schmitt ; Elisângela Gonçalves da Silva ; Fabio Natanael Kepler ; Jefferson Antonio Galves ; Jesus Enrique Garcia ; Jorge Viana Santos ; Juanito Ornelas de Avelar ; Lilian do Rocio Borba ; Marcello Modesto dos Santos ; Marcelo Finger ; Marcia Santos Duarte de Oliveira ; Maria Clara Paixão de Sousa ; Mariana Fagundes de Oliveira ; Pablo Picasso Feliciano de Faria ; Patrício Nunes Barreiros ; Silvia Regina de Oliveira Cavalcante ; Tânia Conceição Freire Lobo ; Verónica Andrea González López ; Zenaide de Oliveira Novais Carneiro
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):17/16581-3 - Word order syntax in the corpus of letters and acts produced by good men from the Municipal Chamber of Salvador, BP.DR
16/20368-0 - The syntax of anthroponyms in varieties of Brazilian portuguese, BP.DR
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
+ associated scholarships 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
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


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)

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