Research topics and publications

Bare singulars in Brazilian Portuguese

Lima, Suzi and Thomas, Guillaume. 2022. Bare singulars and relative measures in Brazilian PortugueseGlossa: a journal of general linguistics 7(1). 

Lima, Suzi and Cristiane Oliveira. 2022. Value and quantity in the evaluation of bare singulars in Brazilian PortuguesePoints of Convergence in Romance Linguistics. Papers selected from the 48th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 48), Toronto, 25-28 April 2018. 193-206. John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Lima, Suzi and Adriana Leitão Martins. 2020. Aspectual information of durativity/punctuality impacts the countability of deverbal nouns in Brazilian PortugueseJournal of Portuguese Linguistics 19(1), p.8. 

Lima, Suzi. 2019. Processing coercion in Brazilian Portuguese: grinding objects and packaging substancesGrammatical Approaches to Language Processing – Essays in Honor of Lyn Frazier.Series: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics. Springer.

Beviláqua, Kayron, Suzi Lima, Roberta Pires de Oliveira. 2016.  Coercion and Bare Nouns in Brazilian Portuguese: an experimental study on grindingBaltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication (Number: Cognitive, Semantic and Crosslinguistic Approaches). 1-25.

Suzi Lima and Ana Paula Quadros Gomes. 2016. The interpretation of Brazilian Portuguese bare singulars in neutral contexts. In Revista Letras, Curitiba: UFPR, 93, 193-209. 

Count/mass distinction in South America

Lima, Suzi. 2021. Production and comprehension studies on the mass-count distinction in Yudja. Oxford Handbook of Grammatical Number.

Bonfim, Anari and Suzi Lima. 2020. Count and mass nouns in Patxohã. Linguistic Variation20(2), 324-335.

Lima, Suzi and Susan Rothstein. 2020. A typology of the count/mass distinction in Brazil and its relevance for count/mass theories. Linguistic Variation. 20(2), 174-218.  

Lima, Suzi and Pikuruk Kayabi. 2019. Construções com numerais em Kawaiwete e a distinção contável-massivo. Aspectos gramaticais de línguas indigenas sulamaricanas. Angela Fabiola Alves Chagas, Antonio Almir Silva Gomes e Eduardo Alves Vasconcelos (eds). Macapá: Editora Autografia / EDUNIFAP, 69-82.

 Rothstein, Susan and Suzi Lima. 2018. Quantity evaluations in Yudja: the relation between judgements, language and cultural practiceSynthese, 197, 3851–3873.

Lima, Suzi. 2018. New perspectives on the count-mass distinction: understudied languages and psycholinguisticsLanguage and Linguistics Compass. 2(11), e12303. 

Lima, Suzi. 2018. Quantity judgment studies in Yudja (Tupi): acquisition and interpretation of nounsGlossa. Special Volume: The acquisition of mass-count distinction across languages and populations. 3(1): 45. 

Lima, Suzi, Peggy Li and Jesse Snedeker. 2017. Acquiring the Denotation of Object Denoting Nouns. Proceedings of GALA 2015. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

 Lima, Suzi. 2016. Container constructions in Yudja: locatives, individuation and measure. Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication (Number: Cognitive, Semantic and Crosslinguistic Approaches). 1-40.

Khrizman, Keren Fred Landman, Suzi Lima, Susan Rothstein and Brigitta R. Schvarcz. 2015. Portion readings are count readings, not measure readings.  Proceedings of the Amsterdam Colloquium 2015, 197-206.

Suzi Lima. 2015. Quantity judgments in bilingual speakersLetras de Hoje. Porto Alegre, 59 (1), 84-90.  

Lima, Suzi. 2014. The Grammar of Individuation and Counting. PhD dissertation, UMass Amherst.

Franchetto, Bruna, Mara Santos and Suzi Lima. 2013. Count/mass distinction in Kuikuro: on individuation and countingLinguiStica, 9 (1), 55-78.

Language documentation and language vitality

 Elango, Vidhya, Isabella Costa and Suzi Lima. 2020. A language vitality survey of Macuxi, English and Wapichana in Serra Da Lua, RoraimaLanguage Documentation and Conservation, 20, 123-151. 

 Lima, Suzi. 2020. The Kawaiwete pedagogical grammar: Linguistic theory, collaborative language documentation, and the production of pedagogical materialsLanguage Documentation & Conservation. 20, 54-72. 

Lima, Suzi. 2020. Language Maintenance and Revitalization in CanadaCadernos De Linguística1(3), 01-15. 

Pluractionality and distributivity

Lima, Suzi. 2017. On the acquisition of distributivity in YudjaRevista de Estudos da Linguagem 25 (3). 1613-1646.

Lima, Suzi. 2013. Maximality and distributivity in Brazilian PortugueseLinguiStica 9 (1), 133-157.  

Lima, Suzi. 2007. Duplicação como pluralidade de eventos télicos em Juruna. In Viva voz: cisão de caso, telicidade e posse em línguas indígenas brasileiras, ed. F. Duarte, Minas Gerais: UFMG, 144-184.

Lima, Suzi. 2007. Plurality and distributivity in Juruna: some considerations about verbal cumulativity   In 4th SULA Proceedings, ed. A. Deal, Amherst: GLSA, 117-128.

Lima, Suzi. 2006. Duplicação, Supleção, Afixação e Alternância Verbal em línguas Tupi: pluralidade de sintagmas nominais ou de eventos?. In Anais IX ENAPOL, ed. S. Lima, São Paulo: USP/Editora Paulistana, 1-8.

Argument structure

Lima, Suzi. 2015. A estrutura argumental dos verbos da língua Yudja (Juruna): formação dos verbos e os processos de atribuição e mudança de valência. In Sintaxe e semântica do verbo em línguas indígenas no Brasil. Storto, L., Franchetto, B., Lima S. (org.). São Paulo: Mercado das Letras, 65-98. [Pre-print].

Lima, Suzi. 2011. A estrutura argumental dos verbos na língua juruna (yudja): da formação dos verbos para a análise das estruturas sintáticas. Série: produção acadêmica premiada. São Paulo: Humanitas, 2011. E-book.

Lima, Suzi. 2007. Observações preliminares sobre os verbos da língua Juruna: raízes e processos sintáticos. In Estudos Linguísticos XXXVI (1): análise linguística, Campinas: GEL, 278-286.