Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/136550
Author(s): Cunha, Luís Filipe
Leal, António
Silvano, Maria da Purificação
Title: Some issues on quantification in consecutive clauses
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The sentences with consecutive clauses have been a controversial topic because not only their syntactic status but also their semantic interpretation are confronted with many problems which give rise to different analysis. Our aim in this paper is to propose a semantic analysis of finite subordinate consecutive sentences in European Portuguese grounded on quantificational issues. In fact, quantification in consecutive sentences plays a very important role regarding their interpretation. The data suggest the existence of three different types of quantificational consecutive sentences corresponding to quantification over individuals (objects), quantification over situations and quantification over properties. This division helps to explain some relevant restrictions related to the sort of linguistic 'triggers' of consecutive structures and, in some cases, related to the classes of words that can occur with these, to the nature of aspectual classes of situations of the main clause and to the type of nominal predicates involved in the quantification
Description: FR:Les phrases aux propositions consécutives constituent un problème complexe en raison de leur statut syntaxique et de leur interprétation sémantique, celles-ci donnant lieu à des analyses très différentes. Notre but, dans cet article, est de proposer une analyse sémantique des phrases subordonnées consécutives finies en Portugais Européen fondée sur des critères de quantification. En effet, nous conclurons que la quantification joue un rôle très important dans les phrases consécutives en ce qui concerne leur interprétation. Les données observées suggèrent l'existence de trois types différents de phrases consécutives - celles quantifiant sur des individus (objets), celles quantifiant sur des situations et celles quantifiant sur des propriétés. Cette tripartition nous aide à expliquer quelques restrictions importantes relatives aux différents marqueurs linguistiques dans les phrases consécutives. Elle peut expliquer aussi quelques restrictions sur les classes de mots, la nature des classes aspectuelles des situations de la proposition principale et le type de prédicats nominaux compris dans la quantification.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/136550
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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