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Portuguese: Linguistic Introduction

Portuguese: Linguistic Introduction - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521805155

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ISBN13: 978-0521805155
ISBN10: 0521805155
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No

Portuguese: Linguistic Introduction - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0521805155

Azevedo

ISBN13: 978-0521805155
ISBN10: 0521805155
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

This accessible new book provides a comprehensive introduction to the linguistic structure of Portuguese. Clearly organised, it covers the central topics of syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics and pragmatics, and explores the social and historical background of Portuguese, its development and spread in the world, and related sociolinguistic issues such as dialect variation and language planning. It also includes a chapter on Portuguese in Brazil, where approximately 80% of Portuguese speakers live. Assuming very little prior knowledge of linguistic terminology, Portuguese: A Linguistic Introduction is designed to help intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese understand how the language functions at all levels, and to give students of linguistics a useful starting point for work on the structure of Portuguese. Keeping linguistic theory to a minimum, it focuses on presenting the linguistic facts in a clear and lucid way, providing a useful global overview of the Portuguese language and its surrounding issues.

Author Bio

Milton M. Azevedo is Professor of Hispanic Linguistics in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

1. Portuguese in the world
2. The sounds of Portuguese
3. Words
4. Sentences
5. Portuguese in time
6. The expansion of European Portuguese
7. Brazilian Portuguese
8. Sociolinguistic issues.

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