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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Spring 2006

POR 393 • Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45985 TH
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
BEN 1.118

Course Description

This course, conducted in Portuguese, is designed to be a detailed analysis of Brazilian Portuguese phonetics and phonology. Students will study Brazilian phonetics from both articulatory and acoustic perspectives, including portions related to the history of the language, dialects and regional pronunciations, register, suprasegmental aspects of speech, and comparisons with Spanish and English phonetics. Phonetic transcriptions will be based on IPA.

The objective of this course is to provide graduate students with an understanding of the issues related to Brazilian phonetics and phonology as well as an understanding of these issues in terms of teaching Portuguese to non-native speakers.

Grading Policy

The final grade is determined by a percentage of points earned for the semester (A=90+,B=80+,C=70+,D=60+): Attendance 10 % Transcription Exercises 25 % Acoustics Exercises 25 % Term Project 40 % TOTAL 100 %


Silva, Tha ìs Cristñfaro (1999). Fonética e fonologia do português: Roteiro de estudos e guia de exercëcios. São Paulo: Editora Contexto Online version of Revista de Documentação de Estudos em Lingüëstica Teñrica e Aplicada (DELTA), Cadernos de Estudos Lingüësticos and Actas do Congresso Internacional sobre o português. Praat Acoustic Software: Course in Phonetics Web Supplement: vowelandconsonants/index.html


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