Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars) by John Whitlam
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.
Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Workbook (Modern Grammar Workbooks) - About the Author
John Whitlam is a freelance writer, university lecturer and lexicographer based in Rio de Janeiro. He is the author of the Routledge Modern Brazilian Portuguese Grammar and accompanying Workbook, as well as co-author of three of the best-selling bilingual dictionaries of Portuguese and English.