Portuguese: A Linguistic Introduction

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Cambridge University Press, 13/01/2005 - 334 páginas
This book provides an accessible introduction to the linguistic structure of Portuguese. As well as covering the central topics of syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics and pragmatics, it looks at its social and historical background, exploring the development of the language, the spread of Portuguese in the world, and sociolinguistic issues such as dialect variation and language planning. Keeping linguistic theory to a minimum, it focuses on presenting the linguistic facts in a clear and accessible way, providing a useful global overview of the language and its surrounding issues.
 

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Índice

1
2
Speakers of Portuguese in the world page
22
Sounds
24
Portuguese vowel and glide phonemes and their main allophones
30
Comparison of phonemes of Portuguese and English
42
Portuguese syllable structures types consonant groups
50
Words
55
Adjectives invariable in gender
60
Sentences
99
Portuguese in time
147
The expansion of European Portuguese
182
Brazilian Portuguese
211
Sociolinguistic issues
256
Suggestions for further reading
292
Bibliography
305
Index
327

Personal pronouns
66

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Acerca do autor (2005)

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

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