Sociolinguistic Studies, Vol 5, No 3 (2011): Language beyond the nation: a comparative approach to policies and discourses

A lusofonia: impasses e perspectivas [The lusofonia: impasses and perspectives]

Carlos Alberto Faraco
Issued Date: 21 Oct 2012


This article presents a review of the main historical facts that have transformed Portuguese into an international language. There is also a general overview of the present situation of the language in the world and the difficulties it faces to reach an outstanding position among the other international languages. Finally, there is a discussion of the main discursive formulations about the lusophony and the controversies it has aroused.

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DOI: 10.1558/sols.v5i3.399


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