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Title The Portuguese language continuum in Africa and Brazil : a descriptive and prescriptive analysis / edited by Laura Álvarez López, Perpétua Gonçalves, Juanito Ornelas de Avelar
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]
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Series Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics (IHLL), 2213-3887 ; volume 20
Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics ; v. 20
Contents Theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches for studying the Afro-Brazilian continuum of Portuguese / Charlotte Galves -- Research on L2 varieties of European languages: from descriptive to formal grammars / Perpétua Gonçalves -- Issues on the history of Portuguese in and of Brazil / Dinah Callou -- Portuguese and African languages in Mozambique: a sociolinguistic perspective / Feliciano Chimbutane -- Angolan Portuguese: its historical development and current sociolinguistic setting / Liliana Inverno -- Cabo verde: portraying a speech community / Amsslia de Melo Lopes -- From Creoles to Portuguese: language shift in São Tomé and Prøncipe / Tjerk Hagemeijer -- Directional complements, existential sentences and locatives in the Afro-Brazilian continuum of Portuguese / Juanito Ornelas de Avelar and Laura Álvarez López -- The Africa-Brazil continuum: the case of passives and impersonal constructions / Margarida Petter, Esmeralda Vailati Negrão and Evani Viotti -- Language contact and variation in Cape Verde and São Tomé and Prøncipe / Nélia Alexandre and Rita Gonçalves -- The agreement continuum in urban samples of African, Brazilian and European varieties of Portuguese / Silvia Figueiredo Brandão and Silvia Rodrigues Vieira
Summary "The Afro-Brazilian continuum of Portuguese is the first publication in English to offer studies on a whole set of varieties of Portuguese in Africa as well as Brazilian Portuguese. Authored by specialists on varieties of Portuguese in Africa and Brazil, the eleven chapters and the epilogue promote a dialogue between researchers interested in their genesis, sociohistories and linguistic properties. Most chapters directly address the idea of a continuum of Portuguese derived from parallel sociohistorical and linguistic factors in Africa and Brazil, due to the colonial expansion of the language to new multilingual settings. The volume contributes to the understanding of structural properties that are often shared by several varieties in this continuum, and describes the various situations and domains of language use as well as sociocultural contexts where they have emerged and where they are being used"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 27, 2018)
Subject Portuguese language -- Variation
Portuguese language -- Africa
Portuguese language -- Brazil.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Portuguese.
Portuguese language.
Africa.
Brazil.
Form Electronic book
Author Avelar, Juanito, editor.
Álvarez López, Laura, editor.
Gonçalves, Perpétua, editor.
LC no. 2018051224
ISBN 9027201897
9027263183
9789027201898
9789027263186