Persistência e Extensão na Construção Inceptiva em [V1fin (PREP) V2inf] do Português

Natália Sathler SIGILIANO
2012 Letras & Letras  
Adopting a usage-based approach to language, this paper aims at investigating the hypothesis according to which the vestigial semantics of verbs filling the finite verb (V1 fin ) slot of the [V1 fin (prep) V2 inf ] Inceptive Construction may influence their possibilities of combination with certain semantic types of infinitive verbs (V2 inf ). In order to verify the validity of such hypothesis, a diachronic survey for the Inceptive Construction was performed in Davies' and
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