Wh-movement

interrogatives, relatives and clefts

Maria Lobo, Carlos Mioto

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Abstract

Interrogatives, relatives and clefts are structures that have a common property: they may begin with a wh‐expression generally linked to an empty position in its clause. In generative approaches, this expression is assumed to have been moved from a clause internal position to a left peripheral position. The three structures differ, however, in their discourse properties, word order patterns and syntactic distribution. This chapter considers these structures, pointing out their general properties, and relevant differences between European Portuguese (EP) and Brazilian Portuguese (BP), and reviews theoretical approaches to them. Relative clauses do not differ substantially in the two varieties of Portuguese, although non‐standard strategies seem to be more accepted in the BP variety. The chapter considers headed relatives (HR), discussing briefly different kinds of analyses and standard and non‐standard strategies; then discusses free relatives (FR) and their various constraints; and introduces some special properties of infinitival free relatives (IFR).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics
EditorsW. Leo Wetzels, João Costa, Sergio Menuzzi
PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL
Pages275-293
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781118791950
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Interrogatives
Wh-movement
Cleft
Clause
Brazilian Portuguese
Discourse
Generative
Common Property
Syntax
Relative Clauses
European Portuguese

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Lobo, M., & Mioto, C. (2016). Wh-movement: interrogatives, relatives and clefts. In W. L. Wetzels, J. Costa, & S. Menuzzi (Eds.), The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics (pp. 275-293). WILEY-BLACKWELL. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118791844.ch15
Lobo, Maria ; Mioto, Carlos. / Wh-movement : interrogatives, relatives and clefts. The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics. editor / W. Leo Wetzels ; João Costa ; Sergio Menuzzi. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016. pp. 275-293
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Lobo, M & Mioto, C 2016, Wh-movement: interrogatives, relatives and clefts. in WL Wetzels, J Costa & S Menuzzi (eds), The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics. WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 275-293. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118791844.ch15

Wh-movement : interrogatives, relatives and clefts. / Lobo, Maria; Mioto, Carlos.

The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics. ed. / W. Leo Wetzels; João Costa; Sergio Menuzzi. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2016. p. 275-293.

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Lobo M, Mioto C. Wh-movement: interrogatives, relatives and clefts. In Wetzels WL, Costa J, Menuzzi S, editors, The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics. WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2016. p. 275-293 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118791844.ch15