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Portugais et langues africaines : Etudes afro-brésiliennes

Abstract : Linguistic contact is the focus of these Afro-Brasilian studies. The six chapters discuss theoretical and epistemological issues that offer a better understanding of language and cultural contact in Brasil and its consequences on the syntax and phonology of Brasilian Portuguese on one hand and on the semantics and the lexicon of African origin on the other. The structural differences between Brasilian and European Portuguese are historically associated with pervasive language contact that characterized the first centuries of the sociolinguistic history of Brasil. Some contact induced structures were generalized to all Brasilian Portuguese (BP) oral varieties, including standard BP, while other were limited to fewer, mainly rural, varieties, refered to as 'Colloquial Brasilian Portuguese', traditionally more resistant to urban influences. This volume aims at providing new insights into the African contribution to the Brasilian language and culture and to encourage further studies on language contact in Brasil
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Martine Vanhove, Petter Margarida. Portugais et langues africaines : Etudes afro-brésiliennes. Khartala, pp.207, 2011. ⟨halshs-00651236⟩



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