La reforma pombalina de la ensenanza: de la Prosodia de Bento Pereira al Parvum Lexicon de Pedro da Fonseca

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Page1081-1095
AuthorAna Margarida Borges
TitleLa reforma pombalina de la ensenanza: de la Prosodia de Bento Pereira al Parvum Lexicon de Pedro da Fonseca
AbstractThe end of Jesuits' control over education in Portugal in 1759 and the consequent remodelling of Portuguese education led to new and promising procedures at social and state levels such as dismissal and nomination of teachers, syllabus planning, elaboration and fiscalization of didactic material. In fact, it is in this context of education reforms and of modification of the structure and customs of the Portuguese society that Marquês de Pombal forbids Bento Pereira ‘s Prosódias, a group of dictionaries that supported the teaching of Latin and Portuguese. Therefore, the need to compose urgently a new dictionary that might answer the needs of Pombal ‘s aims in relation to education and that could at the same time fulfil the capacities of school usage, emerges. This new dictionary would be Pedro José da Fonseca ‘s Parvum Lexicon Latinum, which would be concluded and published three years later, in 1762, under royal order. The simple idea of the usefulness of a little dictionary that made the learning of Latin and Portuguese easier represented the beginning of the modernization of the bilingual Latin-Portuguese lexicography that would, later on, allow for the improvement of the techniques used in the making of dictionaries. The aim of this investigation is to establish a link between Bento Pereira ‘s Prosodia and Pedro da Fonseca ‘s Parvum Lexicon, by pointing out the main innovations in lexicography present in the nomenclature and in the structure of the articles.
Session6. Historical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology
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@InProceedings{ELX08-106,
author = {Ana Margarida Borges},
title = {La reforma pombalina de la ensenanza: de la Prosodia de Bento Pereira al Parvum Lexicon de Pedro da Fonseca},
pages = {1081-1095},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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