Interpretação de pronomes sujeito anafóricos e catafóricos por falantes de português L2: efeitos da língua materna

  • Maria Lobo Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/CLUNL
  • Ana Madeira Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/CLUNL
  • Carolina Silva Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa/CLUNL

Abstract

This paper investigates the interpretation preferences for null and overt subject pronouns in anaphoric and cataphoric contexts in L2 Portuguese and, specifically, whether: i) the L1 of the participants (Italian and German) influences their interpretation; ii) there is evidence of development; iii) there are differences determined by pronoun type and context. The results of a picture selection task administered to the L2 groups and a group of L1 adults show that the distinction between null and overt subjects is established early; learners distinguish anaphoric and cataphoric contexts and their performance may be influenced by processing constraints; there is some development from beginner to advanced level, visible in the Italian group mainly for overt pronouns; and the proximity of the L1 appears to facilitate L2 acquisition.

Published
2017-09-23
How to Cite
LOBO, Maria; MADEIRA, Ana; SILVA, Carolina. Interpretação de pronomes sujeito anafóricos e catafóricos por falantes de português L2: efeitos da língua materna. Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, [S.l.], n. 3, p. 135-153, sep. 2017. ISSN 2183-9077. Available at: <http://ojs.apl.pt/index.php/rapl/article/view/9>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.26334/2183-9077/rapln3ano2017a9.
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