Clíticos e objetos nulos na aquisição de português L2

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This study investigates whether the acquisition of clitics in L2 Portuguese is characterised by high rates of omission, as has been observed in L1 acquisition. On the basis of production and comprehension data from three intermediate
learner groups (speakers of English, Spanish and Chinese), we conclude that there is no evidence for a generalised omission strategy. Omission in L2 Portuguese appears to be determined both by properties of the learners’ L1 and by
specific properties of the grammar of Portuguese, and results from an overgeneralization of the null object construction, similarly to what has been argued for L1 Portuguese.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)441-462
Number of pages21
JournalRevista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventXXX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 22 Oct 201424 Oct 2014


  • L2 Portuguese
  • Acquisition
  • Clitics
  • Null objects
  • Português L2
  • Aquisição
  • Clíticos
  • Objetos Nulos

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