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Título: Aspects of Passives in Capeverdean (Santiago’s variety)
Autor: Évora, Helderyse Judith Ramos Rendall
Orientador: Costa, João
Pratas, Fernanda
Palavras-chave: Capeverdean
Eventive passives
Syntax
By-phrase
Caboverdiano
Passivas eventivas
Sintaxe
Data de Defesa: Jun-2015
Resumo: The present dissertation intends to study passives in Capeverdean. I argue that Capeverdean have eventive passives with specific morphology, postverbal morphemes, -du and -da, which affix to the verb to form passives and interact with the TMA morphemes available in the language in the same way as in the active voice. I also show that Capeverdean only allows short passives. However, this study demonstrates that the by-phrase, although not expressed phonologically, is implicit and can be tracked through instrumentals and Agent-oriented adverbs. In order to account for this specific property of Capeverdean passives, I assume the existence of a Voice head which introduces the external argument in all finite sentences in Capeverdean, except in unaccusatives, following proposals from Marantz (1984), Kratzer (1996), Sailor & Ahn (2010), Pratas (2014). I also assume that this Voice head is subject to a Doubly Filled Comp Filter, similar to what is proposed in Koopman (1997), which determines that either heads or specifiers can be overt, never both. In the case of passives, I propose that external argument is in Spec,Voice and the passive morphology is lexicalized in Voice0 and that while Spec,Voice is silent, Voice0 is not. This configuration can be explained if it is assumed, following Costa & Martins (2004), that in Capeverdean passives Voice0 is a strong functional head, thus requiring visibility at PF. This restriction, combined with the Doubly Filled Comp filter, imposes that Spec,Voice is silent.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/15730
Designação: Dissertação apresentada para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências da Linguagem
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