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The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages$
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Adam Ledgeway and Martin Maiden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677108

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677108.001.0001

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Galician and Portuguese

Galician and Portuguese

(p.411) Chapter 23 Galician and Portuguese
The Oxford Guide to the Romance Languages

Francisco Dubert

Charlotte Galves

Oxford University Press

After a brief outline of the principal episodes in the external history, the chapter surveys the principal aspects of phonology, morphology and syntax of Galician and Portuguese (including Brazilian Portuguese). Stressed and unstressed oral vowels; Stressed and unstressed oral falling diphthongs; Stressed and unstressed nasal vowels; Nasal falling diphthongs; Sandhi; Consonants; Fricatives, stops, and affricates; Liquids; Nasals; Syllable and phonotactics; Stress; Verb stress; Nouns and adjectives; Personal pronouns; Determiners; Articles; Possessives; Indefinites; Demonstratives; Relatives, interrogatives, and exclamatives; Verbs; Conjugations; Roots; Thematic vowel; Tense, aspect, mood; Number and person; Compound forms and periphrases; Adverbs; Prepositions; Agreement; Null arguments; Expression of nominal internal arguments; Dative marking on direct objects; Double object constructions; Fronting; strategies and structure of the left periphery; SE constructions; Pronominal syntax; Clitic-placement; Clitic climbing; Interpolation; Clitic doubling; Sentential negation; Finite and non-finite complementation; Comparatives; Interrogatives; Relatives; Cleft sentences; Tough sentences; Definite determiners and bare nouns.

Keywords:   Galician, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, phonology, morphology, syntax

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