Cartillas y ortografías ibéricas en el siglo XVI: João de Barros y Juan de Robles []
Alejandro Gómez Camacho, Universidad de Sevilla


This study establishes a comparison between works by João de Barros and Juan de Robles, who both published Primers for Learning for Portuguese and Spanish in the mid-sixteenth century. Both authors posed different proposals for a reform of spelling. The arguments discussed also included educational considerations in favour of the phonetic spelling, which makes them an invaluable source in the history of education in Portugal and Spain. Barros and Robles began in the Iberian Peninsula the tradition of grammars, spellings and writing arts that also dealt with the teaching of reading and writing, that until now have not received enough attention.

Keywords: Literacy, Spelling, primary education, Golden Age; Portugal, Spain.


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