A natureza categorial da preposição

Márcia Barreto Berg




The aim of this paper is to identify the categorial nature of preposition, from the perpective of Chomsky’s Generative Grammar (1981/1995). The preposition has been described as a lexical, uniform category, defined by the features [ N, V]. This classification is not consensual, however. We therefore made a survey of the proprieties that distinguish the lexical from the functional, applied the properties to the data of Brazilian Portuguese and came to conclusion that

prepositions belong to the functional category.


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