Conceição Lima is currently pursuing a doctorate in Linguistics, in the area of Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology at NOVA FCSH. Her thesis, supervised by Prof. Raquel Amaro and Prof. Amália Mendes, aims to study semantic neology resulting from the metaphoric use of linguistic units in the context of natural discourse. The identification of metaphors is therefore the first step, in order to delimit metaphoric uses that give rise to new meanings in a linguistic unit.
Between 2005 and 2011, she taught at the Catholic University of Angola (School of Humanities), lecturing Translation Theory on the course of Languages, Literatures and Administration.
She has a Master’s degree in English Studies (specializing in Translation Studies) from the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon, and a Bachelor’s in Germanic Philology from the University of Leipzig, Germany.