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Soft, Sweet and Melodious: Attitudes of Brazilian Portguese Speakers Toward Their Language

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dc.contributor.advisor Lillehaugen, Brook Danielle, 1976-
dc.contributor.author Irby, Mariana
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-27T13:53:32Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-27T13:53:32Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/15842
dc.description.abstract The linguistic history of Brazil includes a complex and multifaceted relationship with the former colonizer, Portugal, as well as a co-existence with many neighboring Spanish-speaking nations. Furthermore, Brazil's recent emergence on the global scene has garnered attention for this developing nation. This paper explores these matters through thirteen interviews with native speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, on their attitudes towards the Portuguese language, specifically towards the form(s) of Portuguese spoken in Brazil. Noticeable trends throughout the study include dissatisfaction with perceived deficiencies in the teaching of BP across the economic spectrum, favoring the sound and flavor of BP over other varieties, and considering the language a defining feature of Brazilian cultural identity that distinguishes the country from Spanish-speaking neighbors. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Soft, Sweet and Melodious: Attitudes of Brazilian Portguese Speakers Toward Their Language en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.)


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