The objectives of this contribution are to comment on the concept of 'historical grammar' in Manuel Said Ali ( 19643), commenting also the structure of his Gramática Histórica da Língua Portuguesa (GHLP) and the theoretical principles supported by the author. Firstly, I will try to underline the theoretical, methodological and terminological innovations of this grammar, which is very different from others of the same type published in the same period. Then, I will give special emphasis to Word-Formation component, particularly the descriptions of the suffixes and the internal structure of complex suffixed words, drawing attention to the modernity and actuality of a grammar that has served as a reference to quite a lot of works, in particular those that assume a diachronic perspective.
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- historical grammar
- diachronic study
- Said Ali
- Internal structure