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Title: Using Portuguese
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Written By: Timothy Michael McGovern
Ana Sofia Ganho
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521796637
Description:

This is a guide to Portuguese usage for students who have already acquired
the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. It covers
both the Brazilian and the European varieties of the language, and
differentiates clearly between them. It gives detailed explanations of
grammatical structures and semantic fields and, unlike conventional
grammars, it gives special attention to those areas of vocabulary and
grammar which cause most difficulty to English-speakers. It also contains a
special chapter for students who are familiar with Spanish, highlighting
key similarities and differences between the two languages. Careful
consideration is given throughout to questions of style, register, and
politeness which are essential to achieving an appropriate level of
formality or informality in writing and speech. Clear, readable and easy to
consult via its two indexes, this is an essential reference for learners
seeking access to the finer nuances of the Portuguese language.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521796636
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 274
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