Using Portuguese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

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This guide to Portuguese usage covers the Brazilian and European varieties of Portuguese, and differentiates clearly between them. It pays special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers and also includes a special chapter for students familiar with Spanish, highlighting similarities and differences between the two languages. Consideration is given throughout to questions of style and register. The text is an essential reference for intermediate as well as more advanced students.

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This guide to Portuguese usage covers both the Brazilian and the European varieties of Portuguese, and differentiates clearly between them. It gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers and also includes a special chapter for students familiar with Spanish, highlighting key similarities and differences between the two languages. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style and register, so essential for effective communication. Clear, readable and easy to consult, this is an essential reference for intermediate learners upwards.

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Timoth McGovern is Assistant Professor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Language Teaching Methodology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he is also director of the Spanish and Portuguese Language Programs. He has published widely on topics related to Portuguese, Spanish, and Catalan literatures.

Ana Sofia Ganho is Assistant Professor of Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African Literature and Film at Emory University, Atlanta, where she started the Portuguese Program, devoting her efforts to course development and program building. She is currently working on a book on postcolonialism and cinema in the context of Brazil, Portugal, and Lusophone Africa.

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. This is a guide to Portuguese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. It covers both the Brazilian and the European varieties of the language, and differentiates clearly between them. It gives detailed explanations of grammatical structures and semantic fields and, unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. It also contains a special chapter for students who are familiar with Spanish, highlighting key similarities and differences between the two languages. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and speech. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Portuguese language. The latest in our unique and highly successful series of books on contemporary language use Helps the intermediate learner grappling with issues of style and register in Portuguese; special chapter for students already familiar with Spanish provides guidance on similarities and differences Clearly laid out with two indexes (Portuguese and English) for ease of access Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Written expression; 3. Vocabulary; 4. Nouns and adjectives; 5. Verbs; 6. Reported speech; 7. Pronouns and articles; 8. Adverbs; 9. Comparatives and superlatives; 10. Interrogatives (Questions); 11. Fields of meaning - vocabulary extension; 12. Portuguese for Spanish speakers; Portuguese index; English index. Printed Pages: 274. Size: 238 x 169 Mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012826

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. This is a guide to Portuguese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. It covers both the Brazilian and the European varieties of the language, and differentiates clearly between them. It gives detailed explanations of grammatical structures and semantic fields and, unlike conventional grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. It also contains a special chapter for students who are familiar with Spanish, highlighting key similarities and differences between the two languages. Careful consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of formality or informality in writing and speech. Clear, readable and easy to consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to the finer nuances of the Portuguese language. ?The latest in our unique and highly successful series of books on contemporary language use ?Helps the intermediate learner grappling with issues of style and register in Portuguese; special chapter for students already familiar with Spanish provides guidance on similarities and differences ?Clearly laid out with two indexes (Portuguese and English) for ease of access Contents 1. Introduction; 2. Written expression; 3. Vocabulary; 4. Nouns and adjectives; 5. Verbs; 6. Reported speech; 7. Pronouns and articles; 8. Adverbs; 9. Comparatives and superlatives; 10. Interrogatives (Questions); 11. Fields of meaning - vocabulary extension; 12. Portuguese for Spanish speakers; Portuguese index; English index. Printed Pages: 274. Size: 238 x 169 Mm. Bookseller Inventory # 012826

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