Professor in Linguistics
Dept. of Linguistics and Philology
Faculty of Letters
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
Porto Alegre RS, Brazil
I got my undergraduate degree in Portuguese Language and Literature
from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Porto Alegre RS, Brazil)
in 1987. In 1988 I started my Masters in Linguistics at the State University
of Campinas (UNICAMP, Campinas SP, Brazil). The dissertation was about the semantics
and the syntax of adjectives, and it was supervised by Rodolfo Ilari and Carlos Franchi.
The defense happened only in 1992, the same year I began my PhD at
the University of Leiden, in the "Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics" (HIL),
now part of the "Leiden University Centre
for Linguistics" -- ULCL. My PhD dissertation, supervised by Johan Rooryck
and Frits Beukema, was about Binding Theory: although it concentrates on certain
aspects of Brazilian Portuguese, it also provides many in-depth studies of pronouns
and reflexives of other languages like English, Dutch, German, Icelandic and Russian.
I think one of its main theoretical contributions was a contraint-interaction account
of long-distance binding based on Reinhart & Reuland (1993)'s Chain Condition.
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Last update: March 23 2008.