1st Edition

Os sons do português
uma introdução prática à fonética e à pronúncia da língua portuguesa

ISBN 9781138225510
Published October 24, 2018 by Routledge
290 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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.

Key features:

• 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




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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.

"an indispensable addition to the library of any academic in the field of Portuguese linguistics."

  • Fernanda Ferriera. In Hispania, Volume 103 No. 4 (2020).