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Brazilian Portuguese in Massachusetts's Linguistic Landscape: A Prevalent Yet Understudied Phenomenon

Eliane Rubinstein-Avila
Hispania
Vol. 88, No. 4 (Dec., 2005), pp. 873-880
DOI: 10.2307/20063216
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20063216
Page Count: 8
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Brazilian Portuguese in Massachusetts's Linguistic Landscape: A Prevalent Yet Understudied Phenomenon
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Abstract

This paper aims at filling the current fissure in the literature pertaining to the presence of Brazilian Portuguese in Massachusetts by 1) presenting historical and contemporary evidence of the prevalence of Portuguese language in the state of Massachusetts; 2) underscoring the need for systematic inquiry addressing the ethno-linguistic vitality of Brazilian Portuguese in this state; and 3) speculating about its future.

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