Preface Portuguese-English English-Portuguese
Maria F. Allen has lectured for 30 years in the School of Languages at the University of Westminster. She developed and co-ordinated the Portuguese -Language and Culture courses, as well as teaching the prestigious PG/MA Conference Interpreting course from Portuguese into English and other Latin idioms. Also for the UoW Maria Allen has taught the PG/MA Technical and Specialized Translation into English, for 21 years, (covering areas such as economics, legal, medicine, etc); also PG bilingual translation and other courses. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and a former member of its Council, currently a member of its Translation, Interpreting and Business Divisions. She was a member of the Associacao Internacional de Lusitanistas and a member of Iberian Studies Association. .
'A new up to date modern Portuguese dictionary like this one is long overdue. aIt will no doubt be an invaluable constant companion for all translators and interpreters working in the Portuguese language who are often required to know much more than ordinary dictionaries provide such as everyday informal and familiar expressions used by Portuguese and English speakers all over the world' - Patricia von Simson, Chartered Linguist, Translator and Interpreter 'This remarkable work is an encyclopaedia as well as a dictionary. It not only lucidly explains words and the colloquial use of language but takes the user on a fascinating journey through the worlds of Portuguese, Brazilian and British cultures.' - Malyn Newitt, Emeritus Professor, King's College London 'This new dictionary, a distillation of many years of work by a well known lecturer and a highly-skilled translator with a love for language and a clearly demonstrated knowledge of both Lusophone and English language culture, will prove an invaluable and much needed addition to the bookshelf of students at every level, and of professional translators work-ing between the two languages. Its author is to be congratulated for condensing so much information into a user-friendly format whose content goes far beyond that of many dictionaries, including technical terms, examples of correct usage and idiomatic expressions, national variants and cultural notes. The inclusion of the most recent orthographical changes in Portuguese ensure that it will remain an invaluable reference work for many years to come.' - Dr. J. Flannery, Lecturer and Translator 'Quanto mais nos adentramos no estudo da lingua portuguesa, mais necessitamos de uma ferramenta de trabalho essencial como o volume da Professora Allen, seja pela aproximacao dos fatos gramaticais a realidade linguistica contemporanea ou pelo carater essencialmente pratico e acessivel que o distingue. A must have.' - Eunice N. Santos, FE Tutor