Students enrolling in this course have an oral proficiency at or above Advanced Low. In addition, they are at the advanced level in writing and reading proficiency. The majority of students who choose this class will be enrolled in graduate programs at other institutions. This class of Morphosyntax—the study of the internal structure and formation of words and their relationships in a sentence—serves as an introduction to morphology and syntax, presented from a functional approach. Through discussion and exercises, speech sounds in Portuguese will also be analyzed. The study moves from how units of meaning are combined into words and sentences, to how discourse depends on context. Students will examine how to construct words and sentences, pronounce and use them in Portuguese. Students will gain linguistic problem-solving skills in phonetics, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. All readings and assignments are in Portuguese. (1 unit)

Bibliography: Sintaxe. Oração, período, texto. Henriques, Claudio César. Elsevier, 2007; Fonética , Fonologia e Ortografia, Conceitos, Estruturas Henriques, Claudio César, Elsevier 2008; Morfossintaxe. Inez Sautchuk. Manole, 2003
Portuguese (LS)
Language School
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Summer 2010, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE6625A-L10 Lecture (Flannery)

Summer 2009, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE6625A-L09 Lecture (Flannery)

Summer 2008, Portuguese 7 week

PGSE6625A-L08 Lecture (Flannery)