sexta-feira, 20 de março de 2009

Google Book: A terra dos brasis: a natureza da América portuguesa vista pelos primeiros jesuítas, 1549-1596

Originally presented as the author's thesis (master's)--Universidade de São Paulo, 1992.

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A terra dos brasis: a natureza da América portuguesa vista pelos primeiros jesuítas, 1549-1596
Por Paulo de Assunção
Publicado por Annablume, 2001
ISBN 8574191787, 9788574191782
274 páginas

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quinta-feira, 19 de março de 2009

E-book: The European Iron Age (1997)

John Collis "The European Iron Age"
Routledge | 1997-06-10 | ISBN: 0415151392 | 196 pages | PDF | 6,6 MB

This ambitious study documents the underlying features which link the civilizations of the Mediterranean--Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan and Roman--and the Iron Age cultures of central Europe. Themes presented include: the spread of iron-working over most of Europe; the development and spread of a trading system throughout temperate Europe; and the rise of ever more complex societies, including states and cities, and eventually empires. Offering challenging views on population movement, diffusion, trade, social structure and spatial organization, it deals with the gradual process which culminated in the Roman Empire.

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E-book: Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language

Seth Lerer, "Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language"
Columbia University Press | 2007-03-16 | ISBN: 023113794X | 320 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Why is there such a striking difference between English spelling and English pronunciation? How did our seemingly relatively simple grammar rules develop? What are the origins of regional dialect, literary language, and everyday speech, and what do they have to do with you?

Seth Lerer's Inventing English is a masterful, engaging history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, America, and literature.

Lerer begins in the seventh century with the poet Caedmon learning to sing what would become the earliest poem in English. He then looks at the medieval scribes and poets who gave shape to Middle English. He finds the traces of the Great Vowel Shift in the spelling choices of letter writers of the fifteenth century and explores the achievements of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of 1755 and The Oxford English Dictionary of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He describes the differences between English and American usage and, through the example of Mark Twain, the link between regional dialect and race, class, and gender. Finally, he muses on the ways in which contact with foreign languages, popular culture, advertising, the Internet, and e-mail continue to shape English for future generations.

Each concise chapter illuminates a moment of invention-a time when people discovered a new form of expression or changed the way they spoke or wrote. In conclusion, Lerer wonders whether globalization and technology have turned English into a world language and reflects on what has been preserved and what has been lost. A unique blend of historical and personal narrative, Inventing English is the surprising tale of a language that is as dynamic as the people to whom it belongs.

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quinta-feira, 12 de março de 2009

Google Book: Os discursos do descobrimento: 500 e mais anos de discursos (2000)

No momento em que especialistas de áreas diversas do conhecimento e a sociedade em geral se propõem a discutir o Brasil, quinhentos anos após a chegada dos portugueses ao 'Novo Mundo', é oportuno refletir também sobre os discursos de construção do imaginá

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Os discursos do descobrimento: 500 e mais anos de discursos
Por Diana Luz Pessoa de Barros
Publicado por EdUSP, 2000
ISBN 8531405890, 9788531405891
270 páginas

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Google Book: Para Segismundo Spina: língua, filologia e literatura (1995)

Esta publicação reúne diversos ensaios relacionados a algumas das linhas de pesquisa que o professor Segismundo Spina privilegiou ao longo de sua vida acadêmica e nas quais continua a trabalhar depois de sua aposentadoria. Os textos são de autoria de inte

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Para Segismundo Spina: língua, filologia e literatura
Por HEITOR MEGALE, Segismundo Spina, Leodegário Amarante Azevedo Filho
Publicado por EdUSP, 1995
ISBN 8531402972, 9788531402975
298 páginas

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Google Book: África No Brasil: a FormaÇÃo Da Língua Portuguesa (2008)

Estudar o encontro do português com línguas, povos e culturas africanas e indígenas é fundamental para a compreensão do chamado português brasileiro. 'África no Brasil' tem por objetivo identificar os traços lingüísticos atribuídos ao contato do português

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África No Brasil: a FormaÇÃo Da LÍngua Portuguesa
Por José Luiz Fiorin, José Luiz Fiorin (Org.), Margarida Petter (Org.), Margarida Maria Taddoni Petter
Publicado por Editora Contexto, 2008
ISBN 8572443827, 9788572443821
208 páginas

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domingo, 14 de dezembro de 2008

E-BOOK: Iberian Worlds (2008)

Iberian Worlds
Posted By : tot167 | Date : 13 Dec 2008 19:57 | Comments : 1

Gary McDonogh "Iberian Worlds" 
Routledge | 2008-11-12 | ISBN: 0415947715 | 336 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB

Global Iberia locates Spain and Portugal in the contemporary globalizing world. Through synoptic chapters on the peninsula's geography, regional histories, and longstanding role as the bridge between the Arab / North African world and Europe, McDonogh uses Spain (an, to a lesser extent, Portugal) to address the key issues generated by contemporary globalization-identity, migration, hybridity, and the new forms of social life that are emerging as a consequence. As well, he considers supra-state structures like the EU. 
After centuries as a major empire, Spain degenerated into a cloistered backwater. With the death of Franco in the mid-70s, it underwent an epochal transformation. Since then, Spain has experienced dramatic social and political transformations, becoming a vibrant democracy and a major tourist destination. Barcelona has become a "world" city, and the nation's cultural output is now on par with other major European countries. Spain and Portugal have long histories at the cutting edge of world relations, managing far-flung empires, and McDonogh stresses this historical perspective. But he also foregrounds the vast present world fostered by the "Iberian project" - Latin America, Southern Europe, parts of Asia and Africa, in which Spain and Portugal possess enormous power. 

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