Language Encounters in the Portuguese-speaking World (MLP1003)

15 credits

This module offers an introduction to key linguistic aspects of the Portuguese-speaking world. You will become acquainted with the linguistic situation in different countries that have Portuguese as their official language and you will gain an understanding of the complexities of the use of Portuguese, which has coexisted, displaced and mixed with other languages. Concepts such as language policy and planning, language and power, and language and identity will be explored in relation to the Portuguese-speaking world. You will apply these concepts in the analysis of visual manifestations of Portuguese and related languages in the public space.

No prior knowledge of the language is required.