Language Functioning - 1st semester
Expected learning outcomes:
i) the ability to use the adequate tools for linguistic analysis and description;
ii) the ability to use the adequate terminology for describing grammatical knowledge;
iii) the ability to describe fundamental aspects of the Portuguese language, including phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic aspects;
iv) the ability to apply, in a critical manner, the acquired knowledge to the analysis of new linguistic forms.
Weekly - 3 letivas + 1 tutorial
Total - Available soon
Leo Wetzels, Sergio Menuzzi & João Costa (eds.) (2016) The Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics. Wiley Blackwell.
Martins, Ana Maria & Ernestina Carrilho (eds.) (2016) Manual de Linguística Portuguesa. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
Mateus, Maria Helena, Ana Maria Brito, Inês Duarte, Isabel Hub Faria et al. (2003) Gramática da Língua Portuguesa. Lisboa: Caminho.
Raposo, Eduardo Paiva et al (eds) (2013) Gramática do Português. Lisboa: FCG.
The seminars will have both a theoretical and a practical component. The practical work involves the comparative analysis of different grammar descriptions, and data analysis, in such a way as to enable student to draw conclusions, make descriptive generalizations, and develop argumentation skills. The following activities will be proposed: observation and analysis of linguistic data, and problem solving exercises.
At the end of the unit, a written exam will enable a global evaluation.
1. Grammatical description: theoretical models and tools for analysis
2. The components of the grammar
2.1. Phonetics and Phonology
3. Models of grammatical description in the analysis of forms and structures of Portuguese:
3.1. Argument structure
3.4. Basic and derived structures (passives and relatives)
Programs where the course is taught: