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ERIC Number: EJ652319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Overt vs. Null Direct Objects in Spoken Brazilian Portuguese: A Semantic/Pragmatic Account.
Schwenter, Scott A.; Silva, Glaucia
Hispania, v85 n3 p577-86 Sep 2002
Examines the semantic/pragmatic constraints on null objects spoken in Brazilian Portuguese (BP) in detail, and situates BP null objects in the broader crosslinguistic perspective of differential object marking. Demonstrates that semantic/pragmatic dimensions of animacy and specificity, and in particular their interaction, must be taken into consideration to fully account for the form of direct objects in BP. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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