Cross-linguistic variation and the Present Perfect : the case of Portuguese

  • The Present Perfect in Portuguese has the curious property of forcing iteration of the eventuality described. This paper proposes an account of the iterativity in terms of selectional restrictions of the Present Tense and independent properties of the Perfect and argues against the account of Giorgi and Pianesi 1998 in which the Portuguese Present Perfect is treated as containing two main verbs.

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Author:Cristina Schmitt
Parent Title (English):Copular and aux-constructions, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin, 2000; ZAS papers in linguistics Vol. 16
Publisher:Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung
Place of publication:Berlin
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2013/10/30
Year of first Publication:2000
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/10/30
GND Keyword:Portugiesisch; Präsentisches Perfekt
Page Number:32
First Page:68
Last Page:99
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 46 Spanisch, Portugiesisch / 460 Spanisch, Portugiesisch
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Grammatikforschung / Grammar research
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:ZAS papers in linguistics : ZASPiL / ZASPiL 16 = Papers on copula and AUX-constructions
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht