Modern Portuguese: A Reference Grammar / Edition 2

Modern Portuguese: A Reference Grammar / Edition 2

by Mário A. Perini, Robert O. Chase
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300091559

ISBN-13: 9780300091557

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

This is the first comprehensive modern Portuguese grammar written for the English-speaking reader. The book covers in detail all the patterns of modern Portuguese as spoken and written in Brazil, focusing on those points which are especially challenging for the English-speaking student, such as the use of the subjunctive, use of the definite article, preterit vs.…  See more details below

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This is the first comprehensive modern Portuguese grammar written for the English-speaking reader. The book covers in detail all the patterns of modern Portuguese as spoken and written in Brazil, focusing on those points which are especially challenging for the English-speaking student, such as the use of the subjunctive, use of the definite article, preterit vs. imperfect verb forms, prepositions, and many others. With a wealth of examples to clarify every topic and an extensive index, this indispensable grammar offers students and teachers easy access to all the information they need for in-depth study of Portuguese.Key features of the book:

  • focuses on the needs of the English-speaking reader
  • incorporates the results of recent linguistic research in jargon-free language
  • emphasizes modern spoken Brazilian usage
  • describes current Brazilian pronunciation in detail
  • devotes a separate chapter to spelling problems
  • discusses trends of the modern spoken language

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300091557
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Yale Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
648
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Abbreviations
1The Portuguese Language3
2Consonants9
3Vowels23
4Diphthongs, Triphthongs, Hiatuses43
5Joining Words49
6Notes on Spelling56
7Number and Gender in NP-Words71
8Inflection in Personal Pronouns97
9Numerals106
10Articles, Determiners, Possessives, and Relatives115
11The Verb127
12Irregualr Verbs143
13Auxiliaries155
14Mood167
15Subjunctive vs. Indicative in Subordinate Clauses175
16Uses of the Infinitive204
17Gerund, Participle, Imperative223
18Tense230
19Governed Tense254
20Person258
21Passive and Impersonal Sentences262
22Notes on the Use of Certain Verbs270
23Structure of the Noun Phrase293
24Ordering of Modifiers Relative to the Head297
25Ordering of Modifiers Relative to Each Other323
26Use of the Article329
27Other Nominal Constructions349
28The Simple Sentence367
29Use of Oblique Pronouns381
30Adverbs and Adverbials399
31Interrogation, Exclamation, Negation420
32Prepositions440
33Valency468
34Nominal Agreement478
35Subject-Verb Agreement488
36Complex Sentences506
37Conjunctions and Coordinators515
38Pronominalization and Anaphora527
39Topicalization539
40Discourse and Dialogue Markers545
41Derivation and Word Formation555
42Trends of the Language567
App. 1Regular Verbs579
App. 2Irregular and Anomalous Verbs584
App. 3Contractions597
App. 4Days of the Week, Times of the Day, Dates601
References605
Index of Grammatical Subjects609

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