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A variação entre proposições adverbiais infinitivas e conjuntivas: Subjectificação e espaços mentais
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
2007 (English)In: Diacrítica: Ciências da Linguagem, ISSN 0807-8967, Vol. 21, no 1, 241-273 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article examines the variation between infinitival and subjunctive adverbial clauses in European Portuguese from a cognitivist perspective. In accordance with the notion of linguistic iconicity, it is argued that the conceptual difference between these clauses is due to a higher degree of conceptual complexity in the adverbial subjunctive clauses than in the infinitival ones. This conceptual complexity is further explained by the notion of subjectification – a higher degree of speaker involvement in the linking between a communicative event (the ground) and the linguistic expression – which is manifested in the dislocation from one paternal mental space to another mental space with the feature [-control]. This feature indicates a minor possibility to interact with the propositional content of the event described in the adverbial clause.

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2007. Vol. 21, no 1, 241-273 p.
Keyword [en]
Adverbial clauses, Iconicity, Subjectification, Mental Spaces, Control.
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-18316OAI: diva2:184839
Available from: 2008-01-17 Created: 2008-01-17 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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