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

Spring 2007

POR 393 • The Portuguese Language

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46740 M
1:30 PM-4:30 PM
UTC 1.142
Kelm

Course Description

This course presents a thorough review of the Portuguese language. The course will follow the same topics as outlined in Azevedo's book: The Portuguese language in the world, Sounds, Words, Sentences, Portuguese in time, The expansion of European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Sociolinguistic issues.

Grading Policy

Use the following description as a guide for their evaluation and assessment. (Taken from Dr. Syverson's web site: http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/%7Esyverson/olr/grades.html): A. Represents outstanding participation in all course activities; all assigned work completed, with very high quality in all work produced for the course. Evidence of significant development across the five dimensions of learning. The Learning Record at this level demonstrates activity that goes significantly beyond the required course work in one or more course strands. B. Represents excellent participation in all course activities; all assigned work completed, with consistently high quality in course work. Evidence of marked development across the five dimensions of learning. C. Represents good participation in all course activities; all assigned work completed, with generally good quality overall in course work. Evidence of some development across the five dimensions of learning. D. Represents uneven participation in course activities; some gaps in assigned work completed, with inconsistent quality in course work. Evidence of development across the five dimensions of learning is partial or unclear. F. Represents minimal participation in course activities; serious gaps in assigned work completed, or very low quality in course work. Evidence of development is not available.

The final grade is based on the percentage of total points earned (A=90+, B=80+, C=70+, D=60+). Points are distributed on the following basis: 600 pts Written Exercises (12 x 50 pts) 100 pts Exercise Discussion Leader (2 x 50 pts) 500 pts Term Project (1 x 500 pts) 1200pts TOTAL

Texts

Azevedo, Milton M. (2005). Portuguese: A Linguistic Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Silva, Thais Cristñfaro. (1999). Fonética e fonologia do português: Roteiro de estudos e guia de exercëcios. São Paulo, SP: Contexto. Course Packet, including a number of readings in Old Portuguese Praat Acoustic Software: www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/ Course in Phonetics Web Supplement: hctv.humnet.ucla.edu/departments/linguistics/ vowelandconsonants/index.html

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