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The role of women in the history of portuguese grammar in the early 20th century

Abstract : The first Portuguese woman to publish a grammar of Portuguese was Francisca de Chantal Álvares, author of the Breve Compendio da Grammatica Portugueza (1786). It would take more than a century for other Portuguese women to publish grammars. This is the case of Berta Valente de Almeida, who, at the beginning of the twentieth century, stood out in the circles of grammar production, given that her works on Portuguese and Latin grammar were officially approved by the Government. At this time, Virgínia Gersão also published A Gramática das Criancinhas, a work praised by the illustrious philologist Carolina Michaëlis de Vasconcelos. Based on the latter two authors, it is our intention to explore the historical context in which they lived, emphasizing the linguistic and historiographic importance of the Gramática Prática e muito elementar da Língua Portuguesa (1916) and A Gramática das Criancinhas (1921).
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Sónia Coelho, Susana Fontes. The role of women in the history of portuguese grammar in the early 20th century. Dossiers d'HEL, SHESL, 2018, Aspects historiques des grammaires portugaises et brésiliennes, 12, pp.88-99. ⟨hal-01896988⟩



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