"Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese," by Richard V. Teschner and Antônio R. M. Simões
This book is useful as an ancillary text with any first year Brazilian Portuguese course or as a standalone for more advanced pronunciation courses.
From the Introduction: "Pronouncing Brazilian Portuguese" (PBP) deals solely with pronunciation. It can be used as an ancillary text in any first year college‐level “language” class that teaches Brazilian Portuguese (BPort), but it can also be employed—if rather more intensively—in advanced courses that deal with pronunciation exclusively, as the core of a class on the sounds of the tongue. In the USA and Canada, more and more students of BPort know Spanish and/or French as well as English. This book takes advantage of that by comparing BPort’s sounds to their English, French and/or Spanish equivalents. PBP systematically presents BPort’s consonants, vowels, and stress and intonation patterns as they appear in all or some of those languages and as they appear in BPort itself. (PBP’s sole intent is to teach the sounds of BPort. By presenting English, French or Spanish equivalents we merely seek to support that goal; when using PBP, you don’t have to know French or Spanish to become proficient in Brazilian Portuguese pronunciation. Conversely, your knowledge of English need only suffice to allow you to read this textbook itself if your command of the language is less than fully native.) PBP also looks at BPort’s stress patterns and, finally, at BPort’s intonation or melodic line. We seek to present the prestigious Rio de Janeiro (“Carioca”) variety of BPort as our model, while nonetheless employing an annotational scheme that allows instructors speaking other Brazilian dialects to present them as models to their students should they choose to do so.
ISBN 978-0-942566-93-2 (PB) $30 (CD-ROM included)