The Portuguese Language Continuum in Africa and Brazil

ORCID logoLaura Álvarez López | Stockholm University
Perpétua Gonçalves | Eduardo Mondlane University
Juanito Ornelas de Avelar | University of Campinas / Stockholm University
ISBN 9789027201898 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The Portuguese Language Continuum in Africa and Brazil is the first publication in English to offer studies on a whole set of varieties of Portuguese in Africa as well as Brazilian Portuguese. Authored by specialists on varieties of Portuguese in Africa and Brazil, the eleven chapters and the epilogue promote a dialogue between researchers interested in their genesis, sociohistories and linguistic properties. Most chapters directly address the idea of a continuum of Portuguese derived from parallel sociohistorical and linguistic factors in Africa and Brazil, due to the colonial expansion of the language to new multilingual settings. The volume contributes to the understanding of structural properties that are often shared by several varieties in this continuum, and describes the various situations and domains of language use as well as sociocultural contexts where they have emerged and where they are being used.

As of 26 July 2021, the ebook edition is Open Access under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.

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Rajagopalan, Kanavillil
2022. The very concept of language contact in light of contemporary interest in translanguaging. Cadernos de Estudos Linguísticos 64  pp. e022024 ff. DOI logo
Soares da Silva, Augusto
2024. Chapter 9. Constructional changes in Brazilian Portuguese in the 20th century. In Language Change in the 20th Century [Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 340],  pp. 261 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CF/2ADP: Linguistics/Portuguese

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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