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The Latin-Portuguese grammarian Manuel Álvares (1526-1583) and his De institvtione grammatica libri tres

Rolf Kemmler University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro A little more than 440 years ago, in September 1572, the Portuguese typographer João da Barreira printed the first edition of a quite elaborate grammar of the Latin language. Little did the

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Early writing and printing in the Philippines

Rebeca Ferndández Rodríguez Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Printing and publishing began in the Philippines with the arrival of the Spanish in 1565. Encountering an enormous number of native languages, the Spaniards felt a pressing need to describe the

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