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Collection of articles and studies in the field of Linguistics by Delmira Maçãs, benefactor of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. In this volume of the collection entitled Miscelânea, Delmira Maçãs shares with readers a set of essays in which she focuses on particular realities in the universe of language, speech and language. Among these, there are studies on the following topics: the formation of student slang, the relationship between body and character in Portuguese popular language, the suffix – inho next to adjectives in Portuguese family language, irony and depreciation in Portuguese language. (on the subject of the stylistic work of irony), or the essay on language and generations, among other texts. These writings reveal the research and linguistic analysis facet of the benefactor of Misericórdia de Lisboa, a complex and contradictory personality who found her most stimulating confidant in the white of the pages. It was on paper that she meticulously deposited the daily record of life, but also the fruit of her work as a researcher in the field of Linguistics, a deep reflection dispersed in countless texts that she methodically kept throughout her life. Delmira Maçãs' books were published by Santa Casa in 2009, in fulfillment of the testamentary mandate stipulated by the benefactor to the Misericórdia de Lisboa, an institution she chose as her heir: the publication of her personal writings, of an autobiographical nature, but also of a religious and literary. It is a set of 16 volumes, organized into three collections: Biographical Notes – Steps to Death, Dialogue with the Gospels and Miscellaneous.

Author: Delmira Apples
Collection: Miscellaneous Collection

Year of publication: 2009
ISBN: 9789728761646

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