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Traces, pro and Stress Shift in Brazilian Portuguese

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This paper deals with the phonology-syntax interface by discussing the role of empty categories in the resolution of stress clash in Brazilian Portuguese. I argue that the stress clash in a V ec Adv environment can be resolved by retraction of the first stress if ec is a trace of movement, but not if it is a null pronoun (pro). I show also that the blocking of stress shift in Brazilian Portuguese is not a consequence of Case marking.

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Santos, R., (2003) “Traces, pro and Stress Shift in Brazilian Portuguese”, Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 2(2), p.101-113. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/jpl.30

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Raquel S Santos (University of São Paulo, Brasil)

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