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POR233: Borderlands of Portuguese: Multilingualism, Language Policy, and Identity: Find Websites and Books

Spring, 2017: M. McNee

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Five College Library Catalog

A keyword search can work to find a few sources. Then to find more, click on the subject headings you see. These are examples of "Subject begins with" searches:

Portuguese language -- 21st century
Portuguese language -- Globalization
Portuguese language -- Political aspects
Portuguese language -- Social aspects
Portuguese language -- Variation
Portuguese language -- Study and teaching -- [country]

Creole dialects, Portuguese - Cape Verde
Language and languages -
Translating and interpreting

Culture in literature - Brazil
Ethnicity in literature
Ethnicity - [country name]
​Language and languages in literature
Race relations in literature

Motion pictures - Brazil
Motion pictures - Political aspects - [country]

Cape Verde - Languages
Cape Verde - History

Portuguese-speaking countries - Race relations
Blacks - Race identity - Brazil
Ethnic attitudes - Brazil
Cape Verdeans - Portugal - Social conditions

Indians of South America - Brazil
Indigenous peoples - Brazil
Bororo Indians
Guarani Indians
Xavante - Brazil


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