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 pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventX Fórum de Partilha Linguística -
Duration: 27 Nov 201528 Nov 2015


ConferenceX Fórum de Partilha Linguística


  • Locative inversion
  • Syntax-discourse interface
  • Stage topic
  • Inversão locativa
  • Interface sintaxe-discurso
  • Tópico cénico

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