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Portuguese: An Essential Grammar / Edition 2

Portuguese: An Essential Grammar / Edition 2

by Taylor and Francis, Janet Lloyd
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This new edition of Portuguese: An Essential Grammar is a practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern Portuguese.
It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language that combines traditional and function-based grammar. The book sets out the complexities of Portuguese in short, readable sections. Explanations are clear and free from jargon. Throughout, the emphasis is on Portuguese as used by native speakers around the world.
The Grammar is the ideal reference source for the learner and user of Portuguese. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.
This second edition features:
· Coverage of both European and Brazilian Portuguese and information on the lexical differences between the two
· Detailed contents list and index for easy access to information
· Full use of authentic examples
· Coverage of traditional grammar and language functions
· New section on the history and culture of the Portuguese-speaking world

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415308175
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/20/2003
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 722,728
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Amélia P. Hutchinson is lecturer in Portuguese at the University of Georgia and Janet Lloyd at the University of Salford.

Table of Contents

How to Use This Book

Part I: An Essential Grammar
1. Pronunciation and Spelling
2. Nouns
3. Articles
4. Adjectives
5. Pronouns
6. Numerals
7. Verbs
8. Adverbs
9. Conjunctions
10. Prepositions
11. Additional Notes on Portuguese Usage

Part II: Language Functions
12. Socializing
13. Exchanging Factual Information
14. Getting Things Done
15. Finding Out and Expressing Intellectual Attitudes
16. Judgement and Evaluation

Part III: Brazilian Variants
17. Brazilian Essential Grammar and Language Functions

Part IV: Historical and Cultural Notes
18. The Portuguese Language and the Cultures of the Portuguese-Speaking World


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