Introduction to the Lusophone World (MLP1002)

15 credits

The Lusophone, or the Portuguese-speaking, world comprises nine countries in three continents where one of the most interesting aspects is not only the enormous diversity but also continuity. This module will take you on an exciting journey where you will discover the cultural and linguistic diversity of some of the Portuguese-speaking countries. You will have the unique opportunity to examine the multiple layers of meaning that have endowed a selection of distinct and durable cultural icons from Angola, Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal, across a range of fields such as dance, literature, and music. Diversity also characterises the linguistic make-up of the Lusophone world. You will be guided through the Portuguese linguistic situation, examining, among other things, the relationship between Portuguese and the other languages of the Lusophone world.