Project

Cleft constructions Romance and Germanic (non-standard) linguistic varieties

Code
3F025811
Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Other languages and literary studies
Keywords
clefts generative syntax non-standard varieties information structure Portuguese Comparative Language and text analysis Linguistics
 
Project description

In this research I will contribute to one of the major issues in the Gnerative approach, namely how much the interpretive component syntactically encoded. In order to do this, I will analyze the cleft structures of some Romance and Germanci languages with different main characteristics, with special attention for non-standard varieties of French, Dutch and European Portuguese.