Advanced Colloquial Portuguese


Study of colloquial Portuguese as a catalyst of popular culture; sayings, expressions, and proverbs. Emphasis on oral communication. We will do an examination of the factors that have had a cultural impact in the Portuguese language involving religion, gender, politics, or ethnicity. We will study such things as everyday talk; i/literacy and identity; stories, legends; comedy, poetry, music, advertisements, the influence of English in the Portuguese language; the machismo in the everyday vocabulary. How these linguistic/cultural phenomena both represent and complicate our notions of cultural norms in the learning of the Portuguese language. Taught at Duke in Brazil.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • FL
  • W
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