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 course load is 140 hours:
Attending lectures and seminars: 26 hrs;
Preparing exams: 20 hrs;
Taking exams: 4 hrs;
Reading and preparation for lectures; completing assignments: 90 hrs.
Mid-Term Exam (40%);
Final Exam (40%);
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:
- providing study materials
- Silva, T. C. (2007). Fonética e fonologia do Português: roteiro de estudos e guia de exercícios.
- Rosa, M. C. (2011). Introdução à morfologia
Azevedo, M. M. (2005). Portuguese: A linguistic introduction. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Basilio, M. (2004). Formação e classes de palavras no português do Brasil, 3a ed. São Paulo: Editora Contexto.
Ilari, R. & Basso, R. (2006). O português da gente: A língua que estudamos, a língua que falamos. São Paulo: Editora Contexto.
Monteiro, J. L. (2002). Morfologia portuguesa, 4a ed. Campinas: Pontes.
Rio-Torto, G. M. (1998). Fonética, fonologia e morfologia do português. Lisboa: Edições Colibri.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Coordinator of Studies: M.A.G. van Leeuwen MA
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats
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 80% attendance required.