Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/108333
Author(s): Leal, António
Oliveira, Fátima
Silvano, Maria da Purificação
Title: Verbos de movimento e preposições direcionais
Issue Date: 2017
Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to study the semantics of verbs of inherently directed motion (Levin, 1993) ir (go) and vir (come) combined with prepositional phrases with the thematic role of Goal, headed by the prepositions para (to) and até (to) in European Portuguese. The data from our news-based-corpus reveals that both prepositions can occur with motion verbs without any apparent restrictions and introduce complements of the verbs ir and vir, although they carry slightly different interpretations: with para, there is a reading that the entity that undergoes movement remains longer in destination than with até. When these prepositions occur within predications that describe non-physical movement, the restrictions increase. The contribution of these prepositions to the determination of the aspectual profile of predications that represent events of movement, namely telicity, poses some theoretical problems, which will also be addressed. This paper puts forward some hypotheses of explanation of the data to be developed in future work.
Subject: Humanidades
Humanities
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/108333
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Nacional
Rights: openAccess
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