This course serves as an introduction to the Phonology, Phonetics, and Morphology of the Portuguese language. Readings and lectures will discuss the distinctions between phonetics and phonology and examine the interfaces between phonetics, phonology, and morphology. Topics covered include phonological opposition and alternation, phonotactics, phonetic transcription (using the IPA), nominal/verbal inflection and derivation, and variation as it relates to all three areas of study.
Students will be able to distinguish between and describe the principal areas of study in each area (Phonology, Phonetics, Morphology).
Students will be able to perform phonetic and phonologic transcriptions of words in Portuguese using the IPA.
Students will be able to describe basic morphological rules and processes in Portuguese
Students will be able to apply the main concepts in phonology, phonetics, and morphology to carry out basic linguistic analyses in Portuguese.
Mode of instruction
Total load for the course (5 EC =140 hours) is the following:
28 hours = Hours spent on attending lectures and seminars
24 hours = Hours spent preparing and taking tests
88 hours = reading and preparation for lectures; completing assignments
Mid-Term Exam = 40%
Final Exam = 40%
Assignments = 20%
Both written examinations will include closed questions (for example multiple choice), open ended questions and short essay questions.
1) the final grade for the course will be established by determining the weighted average.
2) Only students with less than a 6 will be allowed to take the resit (for the relevant component)
Blackboard will be used for course announcements and some course materials, as well as for some group work.
- Silva, T. C. (2007). Fonética e fonologia do Português: roteiro de estudos e guia de exercícios.
- Rosa, M. C. (2011). Introdução à morfologia
3. Basilio, M. (2011). Formação e classes de palavras no português do Brasil.
4. Azevedo, M. M. (2005). Portuguese: A linguistic introduction.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
The choice of textbooks used may be changed in case of difficulty in finding/purchasing the above-mentioned texts. Please contact the instructor before purchasing any materials.
Minimum 70% attendance required. When failing to attend the minimum required, students must complete an extra assignment in order to sit for final exams.