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

Lúcia de Almeida Ferrari, Bárbara Helohá Falcão Teixeira

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.

Keywords


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

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CHIMERA Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies

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