ERIC Number: ED107137
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
A Grammar of Spoken Brazilian Portuguese.
Thomas, Earl W.
This is a first-year text of Portuguese grammar based on the Portuguese of moderately educated Brazilians from the area around Rio de Janeiro. Spoken idiomatic usage is emphasized. An important innovation is found in the presentation of verb tenses; they are presented in the order in which the native speaker learns them. The text is intended to prepare students for courses taught wholly in Portuguese. Thus it is expected that the instructor will use mostly Portuguese by about midyear, and that reading exercises will be introduced as a basis for conversation practice toward the end of the first semester. The text consists of 29 lessons preceded by a section on the rules for writing and pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese. An appendix consisting of verb conjugations and pronoun forms is followed by an English-Portuguese and a Portuguese-English vocabulary. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Determiners (Languages), Dialects, Grammar, Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Nouns, Phonology, Portuguese, Pronouns, Second Language Learning, Standard Spoken Usage, Syntax, Textbooks, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Verbs, Vocabulary
Vanderbilt University Press, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil