Os sons do português is a practical introduction to the phonetics and pronunciation of Portuguese, with a focus on the sound patterns of Portuguese from a nontheoretical perspective.
Written entirely in Portuguese, the book addresses the correspondence between sounds and spelling rules, syllabic structure and stress patterns of the language, as well as an introduction to phonetic notation, terminology, and transcription.
• Easy-to-follow organization, with gradual development from introductory to advanced material to build on students’ pre-existing knowledge of Portuguese pronunciation.
• A range of activities, including descriptive and audio-visual exercises based on examples from cultural products of Portuguese-speaking communities.
• Illustrative descriptions and audio-visual samples of the main dialects of the Lusophone world, particularly from Brazil and Portugal.
• Online access to audio files that accompany the text.
This is an ideal resource for non-native and heritage speakers of Portuguese at level B2–C2 of the Common European Framework for Languages, and Intermediate High–Advanced High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.
Table of Contents
Capítulo 1: Introdução
Capítulo 2: A ortografia e os sons
Capítulo 3: A sílaba e o acento
Capítulo 4: O fonema e os alofones
Capítulo 5: As vogais do português
Capítulo 6: As consoantes do português
Capítulo 7: Resumo e considerações finais
André Zampaulo is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton, USA.
This book brings to the field of Portuguese as an International Language an innovative and inclusive approach for teaching the sounds of the language. The author connects his specialized knowledge to practical teaching of Phonetics and Phonology, recognizing the polycentric context of Portuguese today. Moreover, the author brings well-structured contrasts between the target-language and other international languages, providing an invaluable support for learners of the Lusophone world.
- Eugênia M. da Silva Fernandes, University of California, Davis, USA.