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O modo verbal em expressões impessoais com o verbo ser
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
2012 (Portuguese)In: Revue Romane, ISSN 0035-3906, E-ISSN 1600-0811, Vol. 47, no 1, 76-97 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The subjunctive mood has frequently been explained in terms of unreality, presupposition, non-assertion and the distinction between new and old information. Although these explanations offer a partial account of the semantics of this mood, it is shown that many occurrences of the subjunctive mood remain unexplained. This being so, the present paper aims at explaining the indicative and subjunctive mood in impersonal expressions with the verb ser from a Cognitive Grammar perspective of linguistic analysis. The analysis shows that the variation between the indicative and subjunctive mood in this grammatical context can be explained in terms of dominion and control. An extension of the analysis further shows that it may account for the occurrence of the subjunctive mood in other grammatical contexts.

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2012. Vol. 47, no 1, 76-97 p.
Keyword [en]
Cognitive Grammar, control, dominion, impersonal expressions, mood
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Portuguese
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-78357DOI: 10.1075/rro.47.1.04vesISI: 000305208300004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-78357DiVA: diva2:537701
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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
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Title in English: The verbal mode in impersonal expressions with the verb to be

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