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Januar 2005



This accessible new book provides a comprehensive introduction to the linguistic structure of Portuguese, designed to help intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese understand how the language functions at all levels. 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 sociolinguistic issues such as dialect variation and language planning. Assuming little prior knowledge of linguistic terminology, it provides a useful global overview of Portuguese and its surrounding issues.


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.


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


'An especially strong point for this work as an introductory linguistics text is its clarity and comprehensibility, achieved without 'talking down' to the beginner or excluding more advanced students.' Hispania
EAN: 9780521805155
ISBN: 0521805155
Untertitel: A Linguistic Introduction. 1 b/w illus. 3 maps 48 tables. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 356 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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