Me gohtaba ehta linguaji barranquenha
Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, Volume 33 (ISSN: 2213-3887).
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The villa of Barrancos, Portugal, has a multilingual population that in addition to European Portuguese and Spanish also speaks an autochthonous contact variety, Barranquenho. Previous research on several phonological and morphosyntactic properties suggest Barranquenho is a mixed language albeit not a prototypical one. The current study analyzes 895 tokens of object clitics taken from a corpus of 20 native-speaker interviews and examines their placement, morphology and distribution in specific constructions. Results suggest that Barranquenho speakers possess a mixed clitic system containing both Spanish and Portuguese-like properties. The data also suggest a more Spanish-like placement pattern; one that is sensitive to finiteness rather than the presence/absence of various operators or morphophonological (PF) restrictions when interpreted in light of current approaches to the syntax of clitics. Moreover, this study has implications for existing typological models of contact varieties and point to future research regarding the application of syntactic models to these approaches. Keywords: Clitic pronouns, Clitic placement, Spanish, European Portuguese, Mixed language.