Portuguese as a Global Language (MLP2002)

15 credits

In the 21st century Portuguese is one of the most spoken languages globally. In this module you will be taken on a journey of the development and spread of Portuguese. You will discover its social and historical background as well as how Portuguese diversified: what was the outcome of the contact between Portuguese and the other languages it encountered?

The different varieties of Portuguese as well as Portuguese-based creoles and semi-creoles will be studied as well as language maintenance and shift of Portuguese-speaking diasporas.