Table of contents for Subject positions and interfaces : the case of European Portuguese / by Joäao Costa.

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Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1. Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.2. Grammar model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
1.3. Assumptions on V-movement and adverbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. Preverbal subjects: Spec,IP or left-dislocated? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
A. Multiple preposing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
B. Unstressed negative QPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
C. No minimality effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
D. Reconstruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
E. Unmarkedness of SVO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
F. Raising constructions and definiteness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
G. Pronominal doubling contextually limited (Costa 2000) . . . . . . 18
H. Subject positions in C-less if-clauses (Costa and Galves 2002) . . 19
I. Preverbal and postverbal pronominal doubling . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
3. Postverbal subjects: syntax and discourse -
VSO and VOS orders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3.1. Post-verbal subjects in VSO context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
3.2. Postverbal subjects in VOS contexts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3.3. Objects in VOS: Scrambling in European Portuguese . . . . . . . . 35
4. Inversion and information structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
4.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
4.2. Focus-movement? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
4.3. Word order and focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
4.4. Mapping syntax-discourse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
4.5. No focus-movement in Portuguese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
4.6. Phases, locality and subjects in Spec, VP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
4.7. Related evidence: agreement in copular constructions . . . . . . . 100
4.8. Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
5. Optionality and left-dislocated subjects:
semantic and discourse properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
5.1. SV and VS in unaccusative contexts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
5.1.1. Lack of agreement in postverbal position . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
5.1.2. Hypothesis and arguments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
5.1.3. Summing up: is there optionality? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
5.2. VSO and SVO in answers to multiple wh-questions . . . . . . . . . 119
5.2.1. Semantic properties of multiple-wh questions . . . . . . . . 120
5.2.2. Syntactic consequences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
6. Subjects in Spec,TP and the interface with morphology . . . . . . . 129
6.1. Spec,TP available in I-to-C contexts only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
6.2. The interface with morphology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
6.3. The non-parametric availability of Spec,TP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
7. Syntactic outputs and the interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
7.1. The behaviour of ditransitives in English
and in European Portuguese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
7.2. The behaviour of possessives in Portuguese and Italian . . . . . . 153
7.3. The differences between subject-verb inversion
in Brazilian and European Portuguese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
7.4. Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
8. Summary and conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Appendix: On the nature of agreement in European Portuguese . . . 163
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
1. The facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
1.1. DP-internal number agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
1.2. Subject-verb agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
1.3. Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
2. Proposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
3. Further predictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
4. Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Portuguese language -- Topic and comment.
Portuguese language -- Word order.