Vol. 3 No. 2 (2016): Approaching Diversity in Speech Studies: New Methodologies under Empirical Perspectives
Phonetics

Determining the functions of second-person pronoun forms cê/ocê/você in Brazilian Portuguese through acoustic analysis

Lúcia de Almeida Ferrari
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Bárbara Helohá Falcão Teixeira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Published September 21, 2016

Keywords:

second-person pronoun, Brazilian Portuguese, acoustic analysis, clitics, spontaneous speech

Abstract

This paper presents a research on Brazilian Portuguese second-person pronoun forms /ocê/você. Our aim is to propose a new methodology for studying the functional properties of these forms based on the acoustic analysis of spontaneous speech data from the C-ORAL-BRASIL corpus (Raso & Mello 2012). We propose that the possible cliticization and the functional properties of these forms must be assessed through prosodic and distributional, rather than syntactic, criteria.