Modern Portuguese

A Reference Grammar

Mário A. Perini

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March 11, 2002
648 pages, 7 x 9 1/4
ISBN: 9780300091557
Cloth

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

Mário A. Perini taught linguistics and Portuguese at major Brazilian universities for many years. More recently he has taught Portuguese as a foreign language in universities in the United States. He is now visiting professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of Mississippi at Oxford.

“Professor Perini’s book is groundbreaking. Its publication fulfills a great need for such material for grammar teaching in the United States and other English-speaking countries.”—Jordano Quaglia, Yale University
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