pro-drop


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pro-drop

 (prō′drŏp′)
n.
The omission of a subject pronoun from a clause, occurring optionally in languages such as Spanish or Czech.

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Tradicionalmente, o portugues foi considerado membro desse grupo; no entanto, uma incursao pelas propriedades do portugues atual pode demonstrar que o principio pro-drop vem sendo perdido, especialmente no caso do portugues brasileiro (Duarte, 1995).
Em sua Teoria de Principios e Parametros, as linguas dividem-se em dois grandes grupos: as que exigem sujeito foneticamente realizado, denominadas [-] pro-drop, e as que permitem uma categoria vazia nessa posicao, portanto [+] pro-drop (CHOMSKY, 1981).
Linguists from the two countries examine such topics as the syntax of presentative sentence in Norwegian and Mandarin Chinese, nominal structure in early child Mandarin, temporal reference of bare verbs in Mandarin child language, pro-drop in Mandarin-Norwegian bilinguals, and the second-language acquisition of the Mandarin Chinese perfective marker -LE by first-language English speakers.
1) En este sentido, ha sido frecuente a la hora de tratar este fenomeno aludir al denominado Parametro del Sujeto Nulo y catalogar las lenguas que lo presentan--entre las que se encuentra el espanol--como lenguas pro-drop.
A cross-linguistic approach to the pro-drop parameter.
Partiendo de la postura de Luigi Rizzi en A parametric approach to comparative syntax: properties of the pronominal system (1997) de que los parametros son binarios en general, consideramos que las lenguas pueden dividirse en pro-drop y non pro-drop.
It is claimed that these locatives, which are also shown to be full-blown referential metonymies, are optimal structural solutions in such pro-drop languages with a rich system of impersonal constructions as far as the complex task of maintaining nominal metonymic topic-continuity while switching between multiple metonymic targets.
Teniendo en cuenta estos dos factores esenciales que determinan las posibilidades de colocacion de los sujetos, en las paginas siguientes defendere que son estos y no el valor positivo del parametro pro-drop que caracteriza a nuestras lenguas lo que da cuenta de la existencia de sujetos posverbales, tambien en las produccion linguistica infantil
The cabin is pro-drop quiet and the appointments are definitely Cadillac, a refinement and plushness that sets it apart from the Japanese and Teutonic competitors.
The instrument was originally developed to investigate the nature of pro-drop transfer of Spanish speakers learning English at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Chapter 12 relates syntactic movement to morphological strength; Chapter 13 presents original research, including discussion of the diachronic syntax of French infinitives, pro-drop, and an interesting approach to overt subject pronouns in Italian as topics.
AS soon as children know that CP has to be projected, the relative number of dropped subjects in finite sentences is expected to decrease: because Dutch is a pro-drop language, overt subjects are required.