By Joao Costa
This quantity is a set of formerly unpublished articles concentrating on the next points of Portuguese syntax: clause constitution, clitic placement, note order version, pronominal approach, verb flow, quantification, and distribution of debris. The articles are written in the ideas and parameters framework and distinction Portuguese with different Romance languages.
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IP ... [ASP [Asp viu] o] [VP o Joao . . t . . ]] b. Viu-o. When mapped into prosodic structure, (52) will not violate the filter in (48). Now consider P-structures of derivations containing sentential negation: (53) a. Nao a vi. ' b. P-structure: [Int P nao a vi] In constructions with sentential negation the proclitic does not find itself in initial position within the IntP, so the derivation converges, barring the Last Resort option that would yield enclisis. Now I turn to the question of why CLLD should require enclisis: (54) *Esse livro o dei ao Pedro, that book it gave to-the P.
We could then keep Raposo's idea that the verb goes to Comp and say that it goes there to check its Tense feature. However, it is not clear that the verb goes to Comp. In focus constructions some facts suggest that it does not. I do not pursue this question here but am developing it in another work. 13. It is not clear that Agr is necessary; it seems that it can be dispensed with, confirming Chomsky's (1995) hypothesis. If AgrS is not present in sentence structure, we have to assume either that the verb raises to Comp (but then we would have the problem pointed out in n.
In the next section I will give a brief overview of some recent studies of this class of clitics. 2 The ban against first position clitics As noted by Adolf Tobler (1875), atonic pronouns never stood in initial position in Old French: if the group of verb and pronoun object began a sentence, the pronoun always followed the verb and was enclitic. The following are examples taken from Old French, but the same is true of other early Romance dialects, such as Provencal, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Portuguese Syntax: New Comparative Studies (Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax) by Joao Costa