The Phonology of PortugueseThe Phonology of Portuguese



This is by far the most comprehensive account of the subject to have appeared in English, and the most up-to-date in any language.

Author: Maria Helena Mateus

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191590509

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Page: 172

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Portuguese emerged from vulgar Latin during the course of the third century. Influential in its development were successive invasions by Germanic peoples, Visigoths, and Moors, the latter of whom were finally evicted in the thirteenth century. As a consequence of the newly-independent kingdoms imperial achievements, Portuguese is the national language of Brazil and the official language of several African countries. Maria Helena Mateus and Ernesto dAndrade present a broad description and comparative analysis of the phonetics and phonology of European and Brazilian Portuguese. They begin by introducing the history of Portuguese and its principal varieties. Chapter 2 describes the phonetic characteristics of consonants, vowels, and glides, and Chapter 3 looks at prosodic structure. Chapters 4 and 5 present the general characteristics of Portuguese nominal and verbal systems, the former considering inflectional and the latter derivational processes. Chapter 6 examines stress, main, secondary, and echo, and Chapter 7 describes phonological processes that are not related to the morphological structure of the word, including the peculiar process of nazalization. The authors deploy current theoretical models to explain the rich variety of Portuguese phonology and interrelated aspects of morphology. This is by far the most comprehensive account of the subject to have appeared in English, and the most up-to-date in any language.

A Contrastive Phonology of Portuguese and EnglishA Contrastive Phonology of Portuguese and English



Compares the sounds, phonology, and prosody of General American English and Southeastern Brazilian Portuguese.

Author: Milton M. Azevedo

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589018346

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Page: 124

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Compares the sounds, phonology, and prosody of General American English and Southeastern Brazilian Portuguese.

Contemporary Phonology in BrazilContemporary Phonology in Brazil



Contemporary Phonology in Brazil is a collection of phonological studies in Brazilian Portuguese and Indigenous Brazilian Languages which are developed in Prosodic Phonology, Historical Change, Segmental Phonology, First Language ...

Author: Leda Bisol

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527564831

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Page: 335

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Contemporary Phonology in Brazil is a collection of phonological studies in Brazilian Portuguese and Indigenous Brazilian Languages which are developed in Prosodic Phonology, Historical Change, Segmental Phonology, First Language Acquisition and Indigenous Languages. The Prosodic Phonology is present in the following works about Brazilian Portuguese: Accommodation of intonational patterns in short utterances: compression or truncation; The stress of non-verbs in the Multidimensional Metrical Plane and Secondary stress, vowel reduction and rhythmic implementation. The Historical Change is the subject of Sandhi: a comparative study between Archaic and Brazilian Portuguese; Clitic prosodization in Brazilian Portuguese: analysis of documents from the nineteenth century and Faithfulness demotion in the historical phonology of Portuguese: a constraint-based account. The Segmental Phonology is the base of The nominal metaphony of Brazilian Portuguese in the light of the Optimality Theory; Allomorphy in the Brazilian Portuguese verbal system and Variable aspects of Brazilian Portuguese phonology: laterals in coda position. First Language Acquisition comprises two studies: Phonological acquisition and phonological theory: formilizing patterns considering features and segments and Optimal geometries in the acquisition of Portuguese Indigenous Languages are discussed in Brazilian Indigenous Languages: a brief history and some hope for the future; The rhythm class hypothesis and Indigenous Languages and The development of creaky voice in Munduruku.

The Handbook of Portuguese LinguisticsThe Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics



The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of research within the Brazilian and European variants of the Portuguese language.

Author: W. Leo Wetzels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119096764

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Page: 616

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The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics presents a comprehensive overview of research within the Brazilian and European variants of the Portuguese language. It includes chapters focusing on the key areas of linguistic study, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, linguistic change, language variation and contact, and acquisition. Essential reference work for scholars of Portuguese linguistics and Romance languages Chapters written by an international team of research specialists highlight both the consensus and the controversies within the various subfields of Portuguese linguistics Examines Portuguese linguistics in relation to syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics/pragmatics, acquisition, and sociolinguistics Written in an accessible overview style and designed for advanced students and current scholars in the field alike Essential reference work for scholars of Portuguese linguistics and Romance languages

English with a Latin BeatEnglish with a Latin Beat



This is the first collection to gather together studies involving English learners whose L1 is Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese, two closely-related languages with important phonological differences.

Author: Barbara O. Baptista

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027292797

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Page: 214

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Although it has long been recognized that second language pronunciation is strongly influenced by the native language, second language phonology has only become a recognized area of study during the last thirty years. While English has been the most frequent target language involved, the learners' L1s have varied greatly. This is the first collection to gather together studies involving English learners whose L1 is Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese, two closely-related languages with important phonological differences. The research covers vowel perception and production, syllable simplification strategies, word and compound stress, and vowel reduction. While the papers confirm the important role of the native language, they also shed light on the sometimes subtle and unexpected ways in which this variable interacts with universal markedness relationships to determine the formation of phonetic categories and their use in perception and production. These eleven carefully conducted empirical studies will provide insights for practitioners and stimulate further research.

Contemporary Phonology in BrazilContemporary Phonology in Brazil



Contemporary Phonology in Brazil is a collection of phonological studies in Brazilian Portuguese and Indigenous Brazilian Languages which are developed in Prosodic Phonology, Historical Change, Segmental Phonology, First Language ...

Author: Leda Bisol

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131801321

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Page: 314

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Contemporary Phonology in Brazil is a collection of phonological studies in Brazilian Portuguese and Indigenous Brazilian Languages which are developed in Prosodic Phonology, Historical Change, Segmental Phonology, First Language Acquisition and Indigenous Languages. The Prosodic Phonology is present in the following works about Brazilian Portuguese: Accommodation of intonational patterns in short utterances: compression or truncation; The stress of non-verbs in the Multidimensional Metrical Plane and Secondary stress, vowel reduction and rhythmic implementation. The Historical Change is the subject of Sandhi: a comparative study between Archaic and Brazilian Portuguese; Clitic prosodization in Brazilian Portuguese: analysis of documents from the nineteenth century and Faithfulness demotion in the historical phonology of Portuguese: a constraint-based account. The Segmental Phonology is the base of The nominal metaphony of Brazilian Portuguese in the light of the Optimality Theory; Allomorphy in the Brazilian Portuguese verbal system and Variable aspects of Brazilian Portuguese phonology: laterals in coda position. First Language Acquisition comprises two studies: Phonological acquisition and phonological theory: formilizing patterns considering features and segments and Optimal geometries in the acquisition of Portuguese Indigenous Languages are discussed in Brazilian Indigenous Languages: a brief history and some hope for the future; The rhythm class hypothesis and Indigenous Languages and The development of creaky voice in Munduruku.

Nasals and Nasalization in Spanish and PortugueseNasals and Nasalization in Spanish and Portuguese



Of interest to researchers and advanced students alike, this volume integrates phonetic and phonological models of speech perception and production, and discusses these with regards to original empirical research on the perception of nasal ...

Author: C. Elizabeth Goodin-Mayeda

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027267238

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Page: 115

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Nasality, whether part of a consonant or vowel, has certain phonetic and phonological characteristics that lead to outcomes seen time and again in languages with and without common ancestries. Spanish and Portuguese constitute a particularly fruitful language pairing for studying phonological aspects of synchronic and diachronic variation, given their intimate relationship as well as the array of dialectal variation in each. This research monograph offers a comprehensive exploration of nasals and nasalization in Spanish and Portuguese with a special focus on the role of perception in order to provide insight into how perception informs models of phonetics, phonology and language change. Of interest to researchers and advanced students alike, this volume integrates phonetic and phonological models of speech perception and production, and discusses these with regards to original empirical research on the perception of nasal place features and vowel nasalization by listeners of Peninsular Spanish, Cuban Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

From Latin to PortugueseFrom Latin to Portuguese



For the second edition Edwin B. Williams has made substantial additions and revisions, has brought the bibliography up to date, and has utilized the latest research to reevaluate and confirm his original conclusions.

Author: Edwin B. Williams

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512808957

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Page: 331

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An historical phonology and morphology of the Portugese language. For the second edition Edwin B. Williams has made substantial additions and revisions, has brought the bibliography up to date, and has utilized the latest research to reevaluate and confirm his original conclusions.

Computational Processing of the Portuguese LanguageComputational Processing of the Portuguese Language



10th International Conference, PROPOR 2012, Coimbra, Portugal, ... This theory describes the phonology of languages as derivational systems with different ...

Author: Helena Caseli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642288852

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Page: 460

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language, PROPOR 2012, held in Coimbra, Portugal in April 2012. The 24 revised full papers and 23 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 86 submissions. These papers cover the areas related to phonology, morphology and POS-Tagging, acquisition, language resources, linguistic description, syntax and parsing, semantics, opinion analysis, natural language processing applications, speech production and phonetics, speech resources, speech processing and applications.

Interactions between Markedness and Faithfulness Constraints in Vowel SystemsInteractions between Markedness and Faithfulness Constraints in Vowel Systems



In its analysis of the Great Vowel Shift, this book elaborates a more useful model of a unitary change even in a surface-oriented theory such as optimality theory, with the help of local conjunction.

Author: Viola Giulia Miglio

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456801

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Page: 222

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Miglio argues that to assess the relative markedness of a segment, frequency of occurrence in vowel inventories is insufficient when considered on its own. In its analysis of the Great Vowel Shift, this book elaborates a more useful model of a unitary change even in a surface-oriented theory such as optimality theory, with the help of local conjunction. Miglio extends the device of local conjunction to model opaque relations, and calls for reranking and lexicon optimization as the means to capture change within optimality theory.

ProsodiesProsodies



And as is characteristic of the series, the research presented in Prosodies cover laboratory approaches as well as theoretical investigations.

Author: Sónia Frota

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110197587

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Page: 370

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Prosodies, in the broad Firthian sense, covers phenomena that extend over stretches of segmental and featural units that must be examined with respect to their interaction with other features to fully appreciate their role in the phonetics and phonology of a given language. The papers deal with a wide range of subjects, from intonational prominence and prosodic phrasing to the acoustic properties of segments and features. Prosodies significantly broadens our knowledge of languages and dialect varieties that as yet have not been carefully investigated such as Cairene and Lebanese Arabic, Catalan including Central Catalan and the insular dialects of Majorcan, Minorcan and Alguer Catalan, Galician, Italian, various dialects of Portuguese (Standard European, Northern European, and Brazilian Portuguese), and different varieties of Argentine Spanish as well as Peninsular Spanish. However, well-known West Germanic languages, English, Dutch and German, have not been neglected. Many of the contributions are the first account of the phenomena addressed in the language(s) under consideration thus bringing new data to light. Moreover, most papers take a cross-linguistic or cross-dialectal view favouring a better understanding of language similarities and differences, as well as of language variation and change. This approach is crucial in the case of neighbouring languages/varieties and is an important contribution to the development of language typologies. And as is characteristic of the series, the research presented in Prosodies cover laboratory approaches as well as theoretical investigations.

Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese PronunciationSpanish and Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation



This book contrasts variations in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation, using as a reference for discussion the careful speech of news anchors at the national level or the equivalent type of speech: a well-educated style that ...

Author: Antônio Roberto Monteiro Simões

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811319952

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This book contrasts variations in Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation, using as a reference for discussion the careful speech of news anchors at the national level or the equivalent type of speech: a well-educated style that nonetheless sounds natural. Pursuing an innovative approach, the book uses this view of language as a cornerstone to describe and discuss other social and regional variants relative to that speaking register. It is aimed at speakers of Spanish interested in learning Portuguese and speakers of Portuguese who want to learn Spanish, as well as language specialists interested in bilingualism, heritage languages, in the teaching of typologically similar languages in contrast, and readers with interest in Phonetics and Phonology. The book employs a variety of innovative approaches, especially the use of speech melodies, a user-friendly strategy to describe speech prosody through musical notation.