Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: John Whitlam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131723765X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 560

View: 9159

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as establishing identity, making contact and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Building on the success of the first edition, this second edition also includes: • An introduction to the history and current status of Brazilian Portuguese • Notes for Spanish speakers pointing out the main grammatical differences between the two languages • Additional explanation and exemplification of areas of particular difficulty for learners. A combination of reference grammar and practical usage manual, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the ideal source for learners of Brazilian Portuguese at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
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Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: John Whitlam

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317237668

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 542

View: 8682

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as establishing identity, making contact and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Building on the success of the first edition, this second edition also includes: • An introduction to the history and current status of Brazilian Portuguese • Notes for Spanish speakers pointing out the main grammatical differences between the two languages • Additional explanation and exemplification of areas of particular difficulty for learners. A combination of reference grammar and practical usage manual, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the ideal source for learners of Brazilian Portuguese at all levels, from beginner to advanced.
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Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: John Whitlam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136916555

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 5800

Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations such as: establishing identity making contact expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Main features of the Grammar include: clear, jargon-free explanations emphasis on the language as it is spoken and written today extensive cross-referencing between the different sections. A combination of reference grammar and practical usage manual, Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar is the ideal resource for learners of Brazilian Portuguese at all levels, from beginner to advanced. John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He has authored a number of language teaching books and project coordinated and co-authored three of the best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.
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Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook

Author: John Whitlam

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317237609

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 198

View: 5671

The second edition of Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Brazilian Portuguese. The book is divided into two sections: • Part A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures • Part B practises everyday functions (e.g. making social contact, asking questions and expressing needs). A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. The Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese, including undergraduates taking Brazilian Portuguese as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced school, adult education and self-study students. While primarily intended for use in conjunction with Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide, it can also serve as an independent resource.
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A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese

Author: Mark Davies,Ana Maria Raposo Preto-Bay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113411091X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 342

View: 7985

An invaluable tool for learners of Portuguese, this Frequency Dictionary provides a list of the 5000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a twenty-million-word collection of Portuguese (taken from both Portuguese and Brazilian sources), which includes both written and spoken material, this dictionary provides detailed information for each of the 5000 entries, including the English equivalent, a sample sentence, and an indication of register and dialect variation. Users can access the top 5000 words either through the main frequency listing or through an alphabetical index. Throughout the frequency listing there are also thrity thematically-organized ‘boxed’ lists of the top words from a variety of key topics such as sports, weather, clothing and relations. An engaging and highly useful resource, A Frequency Dictionary of Portuguese will enable students of all levels to get the most out of their study of Portuguese vocabulary.
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Modern Spanish Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Christopher Pountain,Juan Kattan-Ibarra,Christopher J. Pountain,Juan Kattán-Ibarra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113448254X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 472

View: 4162

Modern Spanish Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Spanish, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume.The Grammar is divided into two parts. The shorter section covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives. The larger section is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information putting actions into context * expressing likes, dislikes and preferences comparing objects and actions.All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated and information is provided on register and relevant cultural background. Written by experienced teachers and academics, the Grammar has a strong emphasis on contemporary usage. Particular attention is paid to indexing and cross-referencing across the two sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Spanish at all levels, from elementary to advanced. It will prove invaluable to those with little experience of formal grammar, as no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of terms is provided. The book will also be useful to teachers seeking back-up to functional syllabuses, and to designers of Spanish courses.
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Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook

Author: Juan Kattán-Ibarra,Irene Wilkie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134482477

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 7967

Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of European or Latin American Spanish. The book is divided into two sections: * Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures * Section 2 practises everyday functions such as making introductions and expressing needs A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Modern Spanish Grammar Workbook is ideal for all learners of European or Latin American Spanish including undergraduates taking Spanish as a major or minor part of their studies, as well as intermediate and advanced students in schools and adult education. It can be used independently or alongside Modern Spanish Grammar, also published by Routledge.
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Modern Dutch Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Jenneke Oosterhoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317589114

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

View: 5250

Modern Dutch Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Dutch, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part I covers traditional grammatical categories such as nouns and verbs. Part II is carefully organized around language functions and contexts such as: Giving and seeking information Describing processes and results Expressing attitudes, mental states and emotions Registers and style Formal and informal communication, e.g. youth talk Main features of the Grammar include: Clear, succinct and jargon-free explanations Extensive cross-referencing between the different sections Emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Dutch This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Dutch at all levels, from elementary to advanced; no prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it provides indices of grammatical terms and functions. This Grammar is complemented by a companion website featuring related exercises and activities to reinforce learning.
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Portuguese: An Essential Grammar

Author: Amelia P. Hutchinson,Janet Lloyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134395892

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

View: 5775

A practical reference guide to the most important aspects of modern European and Brazilian Portuguese, it presents a fresh and accessible description of the language combining and function-based grammar.
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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317805437

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 404

View: 8622

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.
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Cinema for Portuguese Conversation

Author: Bonnie Wasserman

Publisher: Focus Pub R Pullins & Company

ISBN: 9781585103461

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 232

View: 6398

Cinema for Portuguese Conversation is a textbook for intermediate and advanced students of Portuguese that uses film as the basis for teaching vocabulary, strengthening oral and written skills, and presenting Lusophone culture. The book is divided into five sections reflecting major themes in Brazilian, Portuguese, and Lusophone African cinema: the sertão (backlands), urban violence, political transitions, women, and the mythological legend of Orpheus. The movies come from different cinematic periods from 1959 until 2003, and can be found easily on the Internet, in libraries, or in rental stores.
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Modern Korean Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Andrew Sangpil Byon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351741292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

View: 2251

Routledge’s Modern Grammar series is an innovative reference guide combining traditional and function-focused grammar in a single volume, with an accompanying workbook. The aim of the Modern Korean Grammar is to provide an overview of the structures and functions of the Korean language. Designed for those who have already acquired the basics of the language, the book combines a comprehensive description of the grammatical structures of Korean with a functional/usage approach to the language. All target grammatical and functional points will be illustrated with examples in Hangul with English translations for better understanding. In addition, the use of linguistic terminology is limited, to facilitate quick and easy comprehension.
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Portuguese Verbs and Essentials of Grammar

Author: Sue Tyson-Ward

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780844246987

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 140

View: 743

Unlike similar books, Portuguese Verbs And Essentials Of Grammar presents in one manageable volume what is generally in two books... a complete guide to Portuguese verbs and a compact guide to the basics of Portuguese grammar.
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Teach Yourself Brazilian Portuguese

Author: Sue Tyson-Ward

Publisher: Ntc Pub Audio

ISBN: 9780844200453

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 7101

Provides instruction in all aspects of the language--spelling, grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and the alphabet in a user-friendly approach. An audiocassette including dialogues recorded by native speakers reinforces exercises and familiarizes learners with how the language is used.
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Modern Italian Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Anna Proudfoot,Francesco Cardo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136195459

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 2835

This new edition of the Modern Italian Grammar is an innovative reference guide to Italian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this text includes clearer explanations, as well as a greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Italian. Divided into two sections, the book covers: traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives language functions and notions such as giving and seeking information, describing processes and results, and expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Italian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is needed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern Italian Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.
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Pois não

Brazilian Portuguese Course for Spanish Speakers, with Basic Reference Grammar

Author: Antônio Roberto Monteiro Simões

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292777781

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 598

View: 7112

Spanish speakers can learn Brazilian Portuguese much more rapidly than any other language, and thousands of students have used Antônio Simões's text/workbook Com licença: Brazilian Portuguese for Spanish Speakers to make the transition between the two languages. Recognizing the need for a text that incorporates current cultural references and the latest language pedagogy, Simões now offers Pois não: Brazilian Portuguese Course for Spanish Speakers, with Basic Reference Grammar. Pois não contrasts Portuguese and Spanish, which accomplishes two main goals. It teaches the equivalent of one year of college Portuguese in one semester, three times a week, to Spanish speakers who also have a solid understanding of English. Additionally, the book serves as a basic reference guide to Brazilian Portuguese for the same audience. Pois não can be used by students in the classroom or by independent learners. Users of the book may focus on the drills alone, concentrate on both the explanations and drills, or use the book as a reference for consultation only. Answers to all of the exercises are included in the book. A CD containing recordings by native Brazilian speakers of dialogues that appear in the book is included.
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Brazilian Portuguese

Author: Juliana Grazini Dos Santos,Monica Hallberg,Marie-Pierre Mazéas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782700506310

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 634

View: 1100

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Modern Russian Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: John Dunn,Shamil Khairov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113410006X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 496

View: 8637

Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guide is an innovative reference guide to Russian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Main features of the Grammar include: clear explanations emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Russian, such as numerals and verbs of motion extensive cross-referencing between the different sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Russian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided.
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Modern French Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Margaret Lang,,Isabelle Perez,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134323018

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

View: 1970

This new edition of the Modern French Grammar is an innovative reference guide to French, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. Divided into two parts, Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as word order, nouns, verbs and adjectives and Part B is organized around language functions and notions such as: giving and seeking information describing processes and results expressing likes, dislikes and preferences. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition includes clearer explanations and greater emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of French. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of French at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is complemented by the Modern French Grammar Workbook Second Edition which features related exercises and activities.
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Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook

Author: Naomi McGloin,M. Endo Hudson,Fumiko Nazikian,Tomomi Kakegawa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317626761

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 274

View: 7092

The Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of Japanese. The book is divided into two parts: Section A provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures Section B practises everyday functions (e.g. making introductions, apologizing, expressing needs). All sentences are written both in Romanization and in the Japanese script and a comprehensive answer key at the back enables the learner to check on their progress. Key features of the book include: Exercises graded on a 3-point scale according to their level of difficulty Cross-referencing to the related Modern Japanese Grammar Topical exercises drawn from realistic scenarios to help learners develop their vocabulary and practical communication skills Opportunities to practise both written and spoken Japanese. Modern Japanese Grammar Workbook is an ideal practice tool for learners of Japanese at all levels. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and it can be used both independently and alongside the Modern Japanese Grammar (ISBN 978-0-415-57201-9), which is also published by Routledge.
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