O infinitivo flexionado na diacronia do português

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This paper seeks to characterise the evolution of the Portuguese inflected infinitive, by investigating how it emerged in different syntactic environments. We show that it was in the 16th-19th centuries that its distribution underwent significant changes, whereby it gradually spread, not only to the contexts in which it is found nowadays, but also to other contexts from which it is excluded in the standard variety (but not in nonstandard ones). We argue that this may be explained by assuming the existence of two inflected infinitives, one which is characterised by nominal properties and another one which exhibits properties of control.
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationXXIX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Subtitle of host publicationTextos Selecionados 2013
EditorsAntónio Moreno, Fátima Silva, Isabel Falé, Isabel Pereira, João Veloso
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherAssociação Portuguesa de Linguística
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-989-97440-3-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventXXIX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 23 Oct 201325 Oct 2013


ConferenceXXIX Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística


  • Infinitivo flexionado
  • Inflected infinitive
  • Diacronia
  • Português
  • Portuguese
  • Diachrony

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