Selected work

Ph.D. dissertation

Lacerda, Renato. 2020. Middle-field Syntax and Information Structure in Brazilian Portuguese. Doctoral dissertation, University of Connecticut. [Download]

Papers and presentations

Lacerda, Renato. 2020. Configurational Information Structure: Evidence From Brazilian Portuguese. In Proceedings of The 50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, vol. 2, ed. by Mariam Asatryan, Yixiao Song, and Ayana Whitmal, 143-152. Amherst, MA: UMass Graduate Linguistics Student Association. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2019. The syntax of Contrastive Topic-Focus Association in the middle field of Brazilian Portuguese. In Proceedings of the 36th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. by Richard Stockwell et al., 237-242. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2018. Contrastive Topic-Focus Association in the sentential middle field of Brazilian Portuguese. Talk given at LSRL 48. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2018. “All” quantifiers can float, but not all quantifiers can float. Poster presented at PLC 42. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2017. Information Structure in child English: Contrastive topicalization and the dative alternation. In Proceedings of the 41st annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, ed. by Maria LaMendola and Jennifer Scott, 387-400. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2017. Preposition stranding in a “non-preposition-stranding language”: Brazilian Portuguese. Poster presented at LSRL 47. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2016. Rebel without a Case: Quantifier floating in Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish. In Morphosyntax of Portuguese and Spanish in Latin America, ed. by Mary A. Kato & Francisco Ordóñez, 78-106. New York: Oxford University Press. [Download] [Book info] [Google books]

Lacerda, Renato. 2016. Contrastive topicalization in child English: The case of the dative alternation. General examination paper, University of Connecticut.

Lacerda, Renato. 2016. Topicalization as predication: The syntax-semantics interface of low topics in Brazilian Portuguese. In Proceedings of the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. by Kyeong-min Kim et al., 256-265. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2015. Asymmetries between high and low topics in Brazilian Portuguese. General examination paper, University of Connecticut.

Lacerda, Renato. 2013. Structure-dependent quantifier floating in Brazilian Portuguese. Paper presented at Going Romance 2012. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2012. Quantificadores flutuantes no português brasileiro. MA Thesis, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. [Download]

Lacerda, Renato. 2011. Todos os quantificadores têm cada um as suas particularidades. In Anais do VII Congresso Internacional da ABRALIN. [Download]