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The Diphthong in Variationist Studies of Brazilian Portuguese: A Systematic Literature Review
This study presents a systematic literature review of the monophthongization of the diphthong <ei> in Brazilian Portuguese. Monophthongization is a sound change by which a diphthong becomes a single vowel. Thus, the output of, for example, the word beira ('edge') can be b[eɪ̯]ra or b[e]ra. Our primary sources, 10 Master's theses that analyzed this phenomenon using quantitative sociolinguistic methodologies, focus on individually describing a region's variety of Portuguese. However, the resultsdoi:10.3390/languages6020087 fatcat:vtdaa3yzzbfqhaqhk7kdzggeby