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In this short paper I focus on linguistic commentaries of ancient Portuguese texts (Castro 1991; 2006) and I try to show that this type of activity may constitute a useful and relevant method to inspire the discussion of language change topics. I comment on variants between the two remnant testimonies of Testamento de Afonso II (1214) (the most ancient royal text written in Portuguese) to illustrate the discussion.
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherNOVA FCSH
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameCadernos WGT: Comente o Seguinte Texto


  • Linguistic commentary
  • Portuguese language history
  • Diachronic study
  • Diachrony
  • Commentary
  • Text Analysis

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