Integrated Members (PhD)

PhD in Linguistics and Language Teaching, she was a FCT PhD grant holder (SFRH/BD /73881/2010) and she completed her thesis on relations between Grammar and Reading, under the supervision of Professors João Costa and Ana Costa. She holds a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures – Portuguese and English Studies and a specialization in Language Teaching. She has been a teacher and has collaborated with the Ministry of Education and the Camões Institute. She has participated in research projects in L1 and L2 acquisition and in different areas of Portuguese teaching, such as curricular development, language assessment and development of teaching materials.

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Associate Professor at Escola Superior de Saúde do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, PhD in Linguistics by Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Université Paris 8 (cojoint programme), and researcher in the group LiFE – Formal and Experimental Linguistics of Centro de Linguística da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She was a visitor at MIT, University of Cambridge and Laboratório de Psicolinguística e Aquisição da Linguagem da Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Her research focuses on Language Acquisition and Language Impairment, and currently she is working on the development of assessment and intervention tools for children with language impairment.

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Susana Correia is an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department of NOVA FCSH and she is a member of the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (CLUNL). Her research interests cover L1 and L2 acquisition and the construction and validation of language assessment tools. She conducts research in the area of phonological development, phonological awareness, language impairment and early markers of language development. She is responsible for the area of teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language at NOVA FCSH.

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João Costa is the Secretary of State for Education in Portugal. He is a Full Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. He graduated in Linguistics from the Faculty of Letters at the University of Lisbon, and completed his PhD in Linguistics at the University of Leiden. During his studies, he was a visiting scholar at MIT. His area of research is formal linguistics, language acquisition and development and educational linguistics. He is the author of several books and over 100 articles and book chapters. Until November 2015, he was the Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and President of the Scientific Council of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. He acted as member of the Scientific Council of the National Reading Plan, the National Commission of the International Institute for the Portuguese Language, and the Consulting Council of the Camões Institute. He was also President of the European Association of Linguistic Students (SOLE) and the Portuguese Linguistic Association. Besides his teaching and research activities at his University, he has been a guest lecturer at several universities in Brazil, Macau, Spain and the Netherlands.

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She retired as an Associate Professor at NOVA FCSH in 2010. In addition to teaching at Linguistics Department, she served as chairperson of the Scientific Committee and of the Pedagogical Commission (1996/97/99), and also as Coordinator of the Educational Training Branch (RFE) in Portuguese as foreign language for graduates in linguistics (1997/2006). In the field of research, she has collaborated in projects about teaching/learning in Portuguese, second language, and has directed some Portuguese teams of international projects related to the subject (Sócrates/ LINGUA-L, ONENESS). She participated in projects of constitution of corpora, namely of medieval Portuguese, and elaboration of materials from them. She was president of the Scientific Committee of CLUNL between 2006 and 2010. Currently, in collaboration with Maria Francisca Xavier and João Malaca Casteleiro, she is particularly dedicated to the conclusion of the Project “Dictionary of the Portuguese Medieval Language”.

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Adjunct Professor in the Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa and researcher at the Centro de Linguística da Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She develops research in Language Acquisition, Syntax and Writing. She has presented communications and has published papers on her research topics.

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Assistant Professor at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, teaching courses in syntax, variation and second language teaching. She is also a researcher in the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, participating in projects in the areas of Portuguese syntax (synchronic and diachronic), acquisition of Portuguese as first and second language, teaching/learning of Portuguese as second language and material development for second language teaching.

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Associate Professor at the Linguistics Department of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Researcher at CLUNL and Collaborator at CLUL. Her main research interests are in the following areas: Syntax, Language Acquisition, Linguistic Variation.

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, teaching courses in general linguistics, syntax and second language acquisition. She is also a researcher in the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, participating in projects in the following areas: syntax (synchrony and diachrony of Portuguese); language policies; acquisition of Portuguese as a first and second language; material development for second language teaching.

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Carolina Silva has a PhD degree in Linguistics (area of specialization: Psycholinguistics) from School of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH). Invited Adjunct Professor at Escola Superior de Educação – Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, and Invited Assistant Professor at NOVA FCSH. Her research has been developed in first language acquisition of different types of pronouns and relative clauses in European Portuguese, and more recently in second language acquisition. She has participated in conferences and published papers at a national and international level.

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Invited Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities (NOVA FCSH) and researcher in the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She completed her PhD in Linguistics at NOVA FCSH, specialising in (Developmental) Psycholinguistics. During her PhD, she was a visiting student at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded an international PhD grant from the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. Her main areas of research are generative L2 acquisition and L2 teaching (languages: English and European Portuguese). She has participated in funded research projects in the following areas: L2 acquisition/teaching; materials development for language teaching; and learner corpora.

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Associate Professor of Linguistics with ‘agregação’ from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and researcher of the Linguistics Research Centre of the same University. She holds a Master’s degree in Anglo-American Studies with a dissertation on “Aux and Abstract Case in English – A Diachronic Syntactic Study”, and a PhD in Comparative Linguistics with a thesis on “Prepositional Arguments in Verbal Constructions – A Comparative Study of the Prepositions A, DE, TO and FROM”. Her research has been developed in two complementary domains: (i) diachronic and synchronic studies of lexical and morphoryntactic properties, and the acquisition of Portuguese as second language, and (ii) creation and development of digitalized corpora and dictionaries of Medieval Portuguese, Late Latin, and Portuguese as a Second Language.

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Integrated Members (without PhD)

PhD student in Psycholinguistics, programme KRUse – Linguistics/Knowledge, Representation and Use (PD/BD/113975/2015). She has a Masters in Cognitive Science and Language by Universitat de Barcelona and a Degree in Psychology by Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She has participated in various editions of The NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture (NYI) and she has experience working as a teacher assistant in different modules ( Psycholinguistics, Psychology of Language and Communication and Psychology of Memory) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Her research developed in syntactic processing and ambiguity resolution. More specifically, she focused on relative clause attachment in Spanish and disambiguation using number agreement. She is currently interested in the role of Pseudo relative availability in language processing and production.

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PhD student in the Linguistics and Language Teaching course at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa since 2016/17;  She´s professor of General Linguistics and Phonetics and Phonology of Portuguese at the Pedagogical University in Mozambique. She completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Portuguese Teaching at the Pedagogical University of Mozambique in 2009 and 2014.

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Bruna Bragança is a research grant holder within the project PIPALE. She has a master degree in Child Language Development and Disorders with a specialization in Language Education and Teaching, from School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Saúde of the Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. Her dissertation on the acquisition of verbal inflectional morphology by bilingual children was supervised by professor João Costa. Her main research areas are First and Second Language Acquisition. Currently, she is a PhD student in Linguistics, specialization in Language Acquisition and Second Language Acquisition.

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Master student in Sciences of Language at School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Collaborates in the Research Infrastructure for the Science and Technology of Language PORTULAN CLARIN, working with the diachronic data from the Digital Corpus of Medieval Portuguese.

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PhD Grant holder in Linguistics – KRUSE program (PD/BD/128136/2016), specialisation in Psycholinguistics, supervised by Professora Maria Lobo. She has a Master in Speech and Hearing Sciences by Universidade de Aveiro and a Degree in Speech-language Therapy by Escola Superior de Saúde da Universidade de Aveiro. She worked as a speech-language pathologist. Her areas of interest are language acquisition and language impairments and she is currently working on her PhD project, entitled “Syntatic abilities in children with autistic spectrum disorder”.

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PhD student and a researcher at Linguistics Research Centre of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (CLUNL). She has been publishing scientific work on second language acquisition and on the implications that phenomena such as transfer from the L1 to the L2 have for language policies, teaching methods and material production, specifically centering her attention in East Timor. Besides her research, she has been a Language Tutor and a Lecturer at the Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosa´e, East Timor (2004-2006), at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom (2007-2009) and at the Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, Portugal (2010-2011).

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Degree in Linguistics at NOVA FCSH in 2000. Post-graduation in Portuguese (mother and foreign language) Educational background at NOVA FCSH in 2004. Master degree in eLearning Systems Management at NOVA FCSH em 2012. Portuguese foreign language teacher at NOVA FCSH since 2004 and at NOVA SBE since 2015. Participation in projects: CIPM, Corpus Informatizado do Português Medieval; ALME – LINGUA 1.3 ALME; ONENESS – On-line less used and less taught language course project; DLPM – Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa Medieval; DTAAPFOL – Dicionário de termos de aquisição e aprendizagem do português para falantes de outras línguas.

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Ana Rita Faustino is an invited assistant at the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Lisboa (ISCAL) and PhD candidate at the Linguistics Research Centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (CLUNL) and the Center for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS). In 2011, she obtained a Master’s degree in English and German Teaching, in the same faculty, with the dissertation entitled The (inter) cultural component in the production of written text in the foreign language teaching and learning. She develops research in the areas of second language acquisition and foreign language didactics. In 2013, she won the Prémio Branquinho da Fonseca Expresso/ Gulbenkian with the children’s book “O Cotão Simão”.

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Phd Student in the FCT Doctoral Programme Linguistics – Knowledge, Representation and Use (KRUse) (PD/BD/52262/2013), specializing in Psycholinguistics under the supervision of Professor João Costa and Nino Grillo. His work has focused on the parsing of Pseudo Relatives and attachment preferences.

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Wenjun Gu, PhD student in Linguistics from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; MA in European Language and Literature from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU); graduated in Portuguese Language and Culture from the same university. Since 2012, she has been teaching Portuguese at SISU.

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M.A degree in Language Sciences – Psycholinguistics by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Attending the PhD program in Psycholinguistics by the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa under the supervition of Professor Maria Lobo. The research focuses on the properties of the null pronoun in the Angolan Variety of Portuguese, interpretation and processing.

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PhD student developing a thesis on the subject of the evaluation of syntactic awareness, in schoolchildren. He has been collaborating in research projects in the area of lexicon and syntax of Medieval Portuguese sinca 2001 and since 2004 in the area of language acquisition.

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PhD grantee from the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (SFRH/BD/78609/2011), between October 2012 and October 2016, scientific orientation by Ana Madeira (PhD) and joint supervision by Ana Castro (PhD). Current position: Técnico Superior at Camões I.P., since December 2016, developing Online Language Assessment Tool for Portuguese as Second/Foreign Language and statistical analysis under Item Response Theory (IRT) models. Areas of interest: Second Language Acquisition, R (programming language), Data Visualization

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Ph.D grant holder in Linguisitics (Psycholinguistics) – KRUse Program (PD/BD/105763/2014), developing her Ph.D research on language acquisition in deaf children with cochlear implants, supervised by Professor João Costa. She has a Graduation in Linguistics at the Faculty of Letters and a Master in Cognitive Science at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Lisbon. She was researcher scholarship in several Linguistic research projects related with oral and sign language acquisition and development and with bimodal bilingualism in deaf children with and without cochlear implants, which are her areas of interest.

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PhD grant holder in Linguistics, KRUse programme (SFRH/BD/52264/2013), specialisation in Psycholinguistics, at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, supervised by Professor João Costa. She has a Masters in Linguistics (specialisation in Psycholinguistics) by Faculdade de Letras de Lisboa and a Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures, Portuguese and English, as well as Educational Branch, by NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities. She was a secondary school teacher. She has developed research in the processing of null and overt pronouns in European Portuguese.

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PhD grant holder in the FCT Doctoral Programme Linguistics – Knowledge, Representation and Use (PD/BD/113973/2015), developing her research on acquisition of clitic pronouns by bilingual and bidialectal children supervised by Professor Maria Lobo. She has Master in Linguistics (2014) and a Degree in Language Sciences (2011) by Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Between 2011 and 2015 she was a Research assistant at CLUNL strategic project [PEst-OE/LIN/UI3213/2014] and at the project “Fatores sintáticos e lexicais na complexidade do processamento” [PTDC/CLE-LIN/114212/2009].

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Ph.D grant holder in Linguisitics (Psycholinguistics) – KRUse Program (PD/BD/131387/2017), scientific orientation by Maria Fernandes Homem de Sousa Lobo Gonçalves (PhD) and co-orientation by Marisa Lobo Lousada (PhD). Degree in Linguistics and Speech Therapy, Master in Linguistics. She was researcher and scholarship in Linguistic research projects related with language acquisition and development.

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Wiliam Zona gratuated in 2008 at Universidade de Lisboa, and received a master’s degree at Universidade de Aveiro (2014). He is currently a PhD student in Linguistics, specialisation in Language Teaching, at NOVA FCSH, under the supervision of Professor Maria Lobo. His areas of interest are Morphology, Syntax and Language Teaching.

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Collaborators - PhD

Assistant Professor with ‘Agregação’ in the Department of Linguistics and Literatures (College of Social Sciences) of the University of Évora, where she teaches since 1991. Her scholar activity has been developed in the area of Portuguese Language and Linguistics in the, 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles of studies. In the scientific domain, she has been working mainly in the area of Philology and Textual Criticism, focusing her interest in the texts from the ancient and classical periods of the Portuguese language; in the area of History of the Portuguese language, but also in the area of Variation studies.

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PhD in Linguistics (Syntax) from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. Collaborating member of thee Lingusitics Research Centre of this University. Coordinating Professor at Paula Frassinetti’s School of Education in Porto, in initial and post-graduate training, where she also has been director of the Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences since 2008, specializing in Reading Animation. Her current research interests are language development, Portuguese didactics and reading competence.

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Collaborators - no PhD

Portuguese teacher at Instituto Español “Giner de los Ríos” de Lisboa. Researcher at CLUNL.  Her research interest is in bilingual language aquisition (portuguese/spanish).

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