172. A Brief History of Brazilian Portuguese

172. A Brief History of Brazilian Portuguese

By Helen Zaltzman

"The myths, or the received wisdom, about Portuguese language in Brazil is that, of course we know we speak a very different version of the language, but this has always been explained to us as maybe perhaps a defect of sorts?" says linguist and translator Caetano Galindo, author of Latim em Pó, a history of Brazilian Portuguese. "You look deeper into things and you find you have to wrap your mind around a very different reality.” 

Content note: this episode discusses the enslavement of African people.

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