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Apparent Hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with Topics across a Finite CP

Ana Maria Martins and Jairo Nunes

in The Complementizer Phase

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584352
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594526 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584352.003.0007

Series: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

Apparent Hyper‐raising in Brazilian Portuguese: Agreement with Topics across a Finite CP

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This chapter argues that constructions that apparently involve hyper‐raising with resumption in Brazilian Portuguese actually result from A‐movement of an embedded topic. This chapter accounts for the mixed A/A′‐properties of the matrix subject of these constructions and provides independent evidence for Chomksy's (2001) version of the Phase Impenetrability Condition.

Keywords: hyper‐raising; topics; A‐movement; Phase Impenetrability Condition; Brazilian Portuguese

Chapter.  7494 words. 

Subjects: Semantics

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