Usage Labels in an Eighteenth-century Portuguese Dictionary: the Case of Morais (1789)

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This work discusses usage labelling in the first edition of the Morais dictionary, a Portuguese lexicographic work published in 1789 by António de Morais Silva that, as the title makes clear, was an
abridged version of a previous work compiled by Bluteau. In particular, we aim to explore different types of usage labels with representative examples
Period27 Sept 2023
Event title13th International Conference for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology : More than Words: Lexical Variation and Change across Cultures, Time, and Space
Event typeConference
LocationSalerno, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • usage labelling
  • historical dictionary
  • lexicography