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LINGUIST List 24.1789

Tue Apr 23 2013

All: Obituary: Ernesto D'Andrade

Editor for this issue: Kristen Dunkinson <kristenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Apr-2013
From: Marina Vigario <marina.vigariomail.telepac.pt>
Subject: Obituary: Ernesto D'Andrade
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Last Wednesday Ernesto d’Andrade passed away.

The co-author of The Phonology of Portuguese (OUP) was one of the
leading scholars of Portuguese phonology.

Many generations of students have never forgotten a singular teacher,
who once questioned the role of mediators in knowledge transfer, as
opposed to direct access to the source of information.

His provocative nature is acknowledged by all. Ernesto was fond of
being controversial. So much that this often seemed to be an end in
itself. Unsurprising items: his watch, whose pointers would move
anticlockwise; one of his major, useful works, the Dicionário Inverso
‘Reverse Dictionary’ (Edicoes Cosmos).

We recall his look when he was engaged in a conversation: a clever
expression, semi-closed eyes, stretched along the sides, half a smile,
in a mouth framed by a moustache and face surrounded by a fairly long
hair, the ensemble in beautiful shades of grey.

Marina Vigário

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

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