This resource was originally a corpus created for a study concerning with vocatives in European Portuguese. The main goal of this study was to analyze some prosodic features of the vocative in European Portuguese and their relation with the syntactic distribution (initial, medial, final) of these constituents.

The corpus has 432 audio files. This number results from the recording of 108 sentences (54 target sentences and 54 fillers) repeated once by the two native speakers of Standard European Portuguese.

 

Vocatives in European Portuguese (List of Sentences)

 

Examples:

João, vê os animais. (Audio)

Vê, João, os animais. (Audio)

Vê os animais, João. (Audio)


Team:

Aida Cardoso

Silvana Abalada

Vera Cabarrão

 

Comunications:

Abalada, Silvana, Aida Cardoso & Vera Cabarrão: "Prosodic Effects of Syntactic Distribution in Vocatives in European Portuguese". Selected communication presented in the Parenthétiques 2012 - Les verbes parenthétiques: hypotaxe, parataxe ou parenthèse?. Paris, May 24th-26th, 2012.

Abalada, Silvana, Vera Cabarrão & Aida Cardoso: "O Vocativo em Português Europeu: Estudos de Parâmetros Prosódicos em Vocativos com Diferentes Distribuições". Communication presented in the XXVI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística. Oporto, October 21st-23rd, 2010.

Publications:

Abalada, Silvana & Aida Cardoso (2015): "Prosodic Effects of Syntactic Distribution in Vocatives in European Portuguese". In Stefan Schneider, Julie Glikman & Mathieu Avanzi (eds.): Parenthetical verbs. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 4-13.

Abalada, Silvana, Vera Cabarrão & Aida Cardoso (2011):  "O Vocativo em Português Europeu: Estudo de Parâmetros Prosódicos em Vocativos com Diferentes Distribuições". In Armanda Costa, Isabel Falé & Pilar Barbosa (orgs.): Textos Seleccionados do XXVI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística 2010. Lisbon: Edições Colibri/APL. [PDF]