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The Penn Press list for fall 2021 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

From Latin to Portuguese
Historical Phonology and Morphology of the Portuguese Language

Edwin B. Williams

Second Edition
331 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
Cloth 1962 | ISBN 9781512808940 | $79.95s | Outside the Americas £64.00
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512808957 | Buy from Combined Academic Publishers £64.00
An Anniversary Collection volume
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Widely recognized as the standard work in its field, this volume traces in systematic form the history of the development of the sounds and forms of the Portuguese language from its Latin beginnings. Based upon years of research and painstaking consideration of all the significant publications on the subject, it clarifies a great deal that has been obscure in the transition from Latin to Old Portuguese, to modern Portuguese, and to Brazilian Portuguese. It also helps resolve many of the complex problems of Spanish and general Romance philology.

For the second edition of From Latin to Portuguese, the author, Edwin B. Williams, has made substantial additions and revisions, has brought the bibliography up to date, and has utilized the latest research to reevaluate and confirm his original conclusions. In the light of these adjustments and the new material made available by Williams, this extraordinary synthesis must be classified as an indispensable handbook for the student and scholar working in the areas of Portuguese, Hispanic, and Romance philology.

Edwin B. Williams was Dean of the Graduate School and Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the author of An Introductory Portuguese Grammar, First Brazilian Grammar: A Course in Beginner's Portuguese, and Spanish and English Dictionary: Diccionario inglés y español.

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