DUPLEX is a project aimed at promoting the study of European Portuguese dialect syntax by means of a twofold approach:
(i) implementation of an online linguistic resource feeding the empirical demands of dialect syntax;
(ii) theoretically-oriented investigation of concerted topics in Portuguese dialect syntax, focused on doubling and expletive constructions within a Principles and Parameters perspective.
This project extends the research developed within the project Syntax-oriented Corpus of Portuguese Dialects (CORDIAL-SIN): firstly, as an enhancement of the compiled dialectal corpus (CORDIAL-SIN, 2007), which is now provided with sentence-based annotation for syntactic structure, thus becoming a more efficient resource for the purpose of studying syntax; secondly, as an in-depth study of a selection of topics in the domain of Portuguese dialect syntax.
The research developed within DUPLEX shapes the team's collaboration at international fora on dialect syntax, namely the European network of (dialect) syntacticians established by the Edisyn project (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam) and the Wedisyn network (EHU - Univ. Basque Country).
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
|Duration: 3 years + 9 months|
|Project Start: January.2008|
|Project End: 30.September.2011|