CLUNL – Linguistics Research Centre of NOVA University Lisbon

The Linguistics Research Centre of NOVA University Lisbon (CLUNL) is a research unit that aims at promoting research in theoretical and applied Linguistics, to develop the advanced training of researchers, and to promote the dissemination of scientific data about the nature of language and the functioning of languages and texts.

The work developed at CLUNL since its creation, in 2000, has made a relevant and distinctive contribution to the study of linguistics in Portugal, in areas such as language acquisition (native language and non-native language), discourse analysis, lexicology and lexicography, text theory and terminology, while developing research in domains such as lexicon and vocabulary (general and specialized), historical linguistics, morphology, syntax, and semantics.

This research unit is funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), having obtained the qualification of Very Good in the latest evaluation exercise carried out by this governmental institution.

Major research domains

Currently, CLUNL’s researchers are organized in three research groups:

LiFE – Formal and Experimental Linguistics

LLT – Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology

G&T – Grammar & Text

These groups are committed to investigating specific research topics, especially: L1 and L2 acquisition; forms and constructions in Portuguese; lexicography and lexicology; multimodality, multilingualism; approaches to language teaching (L1 and L2); natural language processing; theories of texts and discourses; terminologies and ontologies.