UWRF Language Matters Presentation

The Sound and Story of Brazilian Portuguese

How did Portuguese become the 6th most spoken language in the world? How difficult is it to learn Portuguese if I already speak Spanish? What types of Brazilian music have enchanted listeners worldwide? This talk introduces Brazilian Portuguese, grounding it within the history and culture of not only Brazil, but the seven countries where Portuguese is the official language.

Language Matters - The Sound and Story of Brazilian Portuguese, by Dr. Sophia Beal, University of Minnesota

Monday, Sep. 26th, 3:30-5pm

St. Croix Room (321) UC

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Sophia Beal

Sophia Beal is the author of Brazil under Construction: Fiction and Public Works (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and co-editor (along with Bruce Robbins and Michael Rubenstein) of Infrastructuralism, a special issue of Modern Fiction Studies published in 2015. Her articles related to Brazilian fiction and urbanism have appeared in the Luso-Brazilian Review, Romance Notes, Hispania, ellipsis, Brasil-Brazil, Estudos de Literatur Brasileira Contemporânea, Revista Escritos, and elsewhere. She earned her PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from Brown University and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Tulane University in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Language Matters: A Professional Development Series

Language Matters is a series of presentations and discussions on issues regarding second language teaching and learning. The goal of Language Matters is for faculty, staff, and students to share their experiences, expertise, and knowledge.