Lusophone

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Lusophone

A person, company or country for which Portuguese is the primary language. While it is not as important in international commerce as English or French, it is the fifth most spoken language in the world and has official status in nine countries.
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their great scholarly "hallmark" is a "care for language and idiom"--sensitive close reading in the original--but their institutional origination in "inter-European hospitality" remains their disciplinary cornerstone, and even in structural restoration, where the European "nation" is replaced by a broadened objects of study such as "Francophony, Teutophony, Lusophony, Anglophony, Hispanophony" (8) in order to attend to a larger literary world, Comparative Literature Studies still follow "the lines of the old imperialisms" (9) and cannot move beyond an "enabling violation" narrative.