Complementos infinitivos num corpus de Português Clássico

Translated title of the contribution: Infinitival complementation in Classic Portuguese

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This paper aims to contribute to a better understanding ofinflected infinitive in Classic Portuguese. In works such asMartins (2006) and Fiéis & Madeira (2014), it can be observedthat the distribution of inflected infinitive changesfrom Old to Modern Portuguese. Based on a corpus froman archive located in the Braga district, with notarial textsfrom the xvii century (1650-1700), we will describe theuse of the inflected infinitive in infinitival complementationduring this period, assessing the conditions that allowed its widening to other contexts in Modern Portuguese.
Translated title of the contributionInfinitival complementation in Classic Portuguese
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationGallaecia
Subtitle of host publicationestudos de lingüística portuguesa e galega
EditorsMarta Romero, Rosario Álvarez, Eduardo Mato
Place of PublicationSantiago de Compostela
PublisherUniversidad de Santiago de Compostela
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-84-16954-41-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIII Congresso Internacional de Linguística Histórica - Santiago de Compostela
Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


ConferenceIII Congresso Internacional de Linguística Histórica


  • Inflected infinitive
  • Classic Portuguese
  • Infinitival complementation
  • Diachrony
  • Syntax


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