Tópicos cénicos e inversão locativa: Os casos do inglês, francês e português europeu

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This paper shows that languages with distinct degrees of word order flexibility, like English, French and European Portuguese (EP), only permit locative inversion (LI) with preverbal XPs which are stage topics. This is argued to be both a necessary and sufficient condition for an XP to be admitted in LI.
Original languagePortuguese
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventXXXI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - Braga
Duration: 28 Oct 201530 Oct 2015


ConferenceXXXI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística


  • Locative inversion
  • Syntax-discourse interface
  • stage topic
  • inversão locativa
  • interface sintaxe-discurso
  • tópico cénico

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