Portuguese Pronunciation & Accents
Geo-social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method
University of Venice
This book applies the principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics to describe the pronunciation of Portuguese, including intonation, in a precise way never found in earlier treatises. It includes an introduction to the Natural Phonotonetics Method, which can be used for any other language, as well (without the sadly known limitations of official IPA).
The vowels, consonants, structures, and intonation of Portuguese are fully described and transcribed, with many examples of words, sentences, and conversations, in addition to the intonationally integrated IPA sample passage ‘The North Wind and the Sun’.
Different types of Portuguese pronunciation are fully described (with clear phonic maps): international, neutral, traditional, mediatic. In addition, the neutral, mediatic and broad pronunciations currently used in Brazil (16 koinés), Lusitania (12 koinés and some subdivisions), and Atlantic and Africa (adding Macau and East Timor, for 9 koinés) are extensively treated.
Other chapters provide some foreign accents of Portuguese and 26 concise language phonopses and all orograms for easier comparisons.
A mini-phono-dictionary contains more than 1000 words, mainly Names.
ISBN 9783862888467 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Phonetics 23. 260 pp. 2017.