1st Edition

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

By André Zampaulo Copyright 2019
    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    290 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.



    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




    Índice remissivo


    André Zampaulo is Professor and Chair of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Saint Louis University, 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).