"Talking Brazilian" by Mário A.              Perini

Talking Brazilian A Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation Workbook Mário A. Perini

Yale Language Series
Publication date:
11 Oct 2003
Yale University Press
160 pages: 254 x 178mm
34 b-w illus.

Talking Brazilian is a complete course in the pronunciation of Brazilian Portuguese, especially designed with the needs of English-speaking students in mind. The book with its two companion CDs includes explanations of all sounds of Portuguese. Talking Brazilian can be used independently by students seeking to improve their pronunciation skills. It is also ideally suited for classroom use by students at any level of language proficiency.

Talking Brazilian is an essential tool for gaining full command of Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation. The program offers:

·  Illustrated textbook with dialogues
·  2 audio CDs of all the dialogues and practice with pronunciation
·  Four main types of exercises: Isolated Words, Sentences, Minimal Pairs, and Dialogues
·  Numerous exercises using isolated words and sentences
·  Instructions for independent learners and classroom students
·  Lessons designed for students at ANY level of language proficiency


Mário A. Perini is associate professor of linguistics at Pontifíca Universidade Católica, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has taught linguistics and Portuguese at major Brazilian universities for more than thirty years and as visiting professor has taught Portuguese as a foreign language at several universities in the United States.

"There has long been a need for such top-notch materials as this workbook and audio program. Perini?s materials are complete, involving, and smart."?Jordano Quaglia, Yale University

?This is undoubtedly a major work and a very useful reference grammar.??Dave McDougall, Vida Hisp nica