A. Carlos Quícoli

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E-mail: quicoli@humnet.ucla.edu Phone: 310-206-8584 Office: 5325 Rolfe Hall


  • Ph.D. (1972) Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Certificate (1968) Graduate Studies in English and American Literature, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Bacharel (B.A.) and Licenciado (1965) Letters (English and Portuguese), Universidade de São Paulo


Formal Syntax



  • “Portuguese Reflexivization and Some Related Problems.” In Fillmore, Charles, ed. Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 10, (1971.
  • “On Portuguese Impersonal Verbs.” In Schmidt-Radefeldt, J., ed., Readings in Portuguese Linguistics (North-Holland , (1973)..
  • “Missing Subjects in Portuguese.” In Hensey, F and Lujan, M,, eds., Current Studies in Romance Linguistics, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC., (1976).
  • “Conditions on Clitic Movement in Portuguese.” Linguistic Analysis (1975).
  • “Conditions on Quantifier Movement in French.” Linguistic Inquiry (1976).
  • “Some Characteristics of the Caipira Dialect.” Encruzilhadas/Crossroads (1978).
  • “Clitic Movement in French Causatives.” Linguistic Analysis (1979).
  • “The Placement of Y, En in French Causatives.” Linguistic Analysis (1981).
  • The Structure of Complementation. Story-Scientia, Ghent, (1982).
  • “Finite and Infinitival Agreement in Portuguese.” Encruzilhadas/Crossroads (1982).
  • “Some Issues on the Theory of Clitics.” Linguistic Analysis (1982).
  • “Deductive Systems and the Concept of Reality in Linguistic Theory.” Manuscrito (1982).
  • “Remarks on French Clitic Systems.” Linguistic Analysis (1984).
  • “Zero Stimulation for Parameter Setting.” (with R. Freidin) Behavioral and Brain Sciences (1989).
  • “Harmony, Lowering and Nasalization in Brazilian Portuguese.” Lingua (1990).
  • “The Linguistics of Discovery.” (with C. Parodi) Encruzilhadas/Crossroads (1995).
  • “NP Traces and the ECP/Binding Overlap.” In Campos, H. and Kempchinsky, P., eds. Evolution and Revolution in Linguistic Theory, Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C. (1995).
  • “Inflection and Parametric Variation: Portuguese vs. Spanish.” In Freidin, R., ed., Current Issues in Comparative Grammar, Kluwer, Dordrecht. (1996).
  • “Inflection and Empty Categories.” In Freidin, R. ed., Current Issues in Comparative Grammar, Kluwer, Dordrecht. (1996).
  • “Cyclicity and Stress Erasure in Portuguese and Spanish,” Rivista di Linguistica (1996).
  • Aspects of Romance Linguistics, ed. (with C. Parodi, M. Saltarelli and M. Zubizarreta), Georgetown University Press, Washignton, DC. (1996).
  • “Stress Domains and Diphthongization in Spanish.” In Gutierrez-Rexach, J. and Silva-Villar, L , eds. Perspectives on Spanish Linguistics. Department of Linguistics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (1996).
  • “On Agreement and Case.” (with C. Parodi). In Franco, J. et al., eds, Grammatical Analyses in Basque and Romance Linguistics. John Benjamins, Amsterdam (1999)
  • “The Portuguese Infinitive and the Nature of Linguistic Explanation.” Mester 35 (2006).
  • “The Enigma of Ezequiel and The Covert Theme of Dom Casmurro.” Luso-Brazilian Review.” 44.1 (2007).
  • “Anaphora by Phase.” Syntax3; 299-329. (2008)
  • “Afterwords.” In Acrisio Pires and Jason Rothman, eds. Minimalist Inquiries into Child and Adult Language Acquisition. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. 327-339. (2009)