DELTA: Documentação de Estudos em Lingüística Teórica e Aplicada
versión impresa ISSN 0102-4450
NEVES, Maria Helena de Moura. The Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa and the aim of simplification and unification. DELTA [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.1, pp. 87-113. ISSN 0102-4450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-44502010000100004.
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa within a historic context that continually demands simplification and unification to the orthographic fixations. The theoretical and methodological orientation is based on the metaorthography and the linguistic historiography directed towards the language orthographic issue. With this focus, a review of the Portuguese language orthographic agreements is done, paying attention not to the details of the several changes, but to the directions that governed all these orthographic agreements, concluding with an evaluation of the historical validity of this new measure.
Palabras clave : orthographic agreement; simplification; unification; linguistic policy.