Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese (With Cd Rom) (Portuguese Edition)
Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese (With Cd Rom) (Portuguese Edition)

Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese (With Cd Rom) (Portuguese Edition)

  • Publish Date: 2007-09-11
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Richard V. Teschner and Antonio R.M. Sim
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This volume is both a textbook and a work of scholarship. As a textbook, Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese can be used as a companion volume in any first-year college-level Brazilian Portuguese class. It can also be used in more advanced courses that deal exclusively with pronunciation. Since more and more students of Brazilian Portuguese know Spanish and/or French as well as English, this book relates Portuguese sounds to their English, Spanish and/or French equivalents in order to make learning the Portuguese sounds easier. It uses the Rio de Janeiro Carioca variety as its model. The book is divided into seven chapters which deal with 1) common consonant sounds, 2) simple oral vowels, 3) oral diphthongs, 4) stress, 5) nasal vowels, 6) the remaining consonants, and finally 7) intonation--in other words, everything you need to acquire good pronunciation. Following the pedagogical material there is a unique appendix with nearly 7,000 words. Students of Portuguese have long been aware that the proper pronunciation of words with a stressed oral e and o is difficult because spelling usually doesn't show how they're pronounced. The list is in an 8-column format and lists words in alphabetical order. Each column shows the appropriate pronunciation, relating spellings to sounds. There is also a CD-ROM with 200 exercises read by native Brazilian speakers, mirroring the models from the book.

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