Temáticas Aprofundadas em Linguística


At the end of the curricular unit students will be able to:
a) master the knowledge of themes that are relevant to research in Linguistics as well as to research carried out in a particular area of specialisation;
b) demonstrate accurate theoretical understanding and the ability to problematize when it comes to in-depth discussion of various themes;
c) value a complex knowledge approach by establishing interrelationships between the contents of the different modules and assigning them global coherence

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Antónia Diniz Caetano Coutinho


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language





Bassey, E. A., ed. (2007). Indeterminacy in Terminology and LSP. Amsterdam Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Binnick, R., ed. (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect. Oxford: OUP.
den Dikken, M., ed. (2013) The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax. Cambridge: CUP.
Fuertes-Olivera, P. A., ed. (2017). The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography. London & New York: Routledge.
Napoli , M. & M. Ravetto, eds., (2017). Exploring Intensification. Synchronic, diachronic and cross-linguistic perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Nuyts , J. & J. Auwera, eds. (2016). The Oxford Handbook of Modality and Mood. Oxford: OUP.
Olza, I.; Loureda, O.; Casado, M. (eds) (2014). Language Use in the Public Sphere. Frankfurt: Peter Lang
Stark, E. & A. Dufter, eds. (2017) Manual of Romance Morphosyntax and Syntax. Mouton de Gruyter.
N.B.: This list will be completed, depending on the modules offered in each academic year.

Teaching method

Every module will have a theoretical component, which can be complemented by tasks that call for theoretical problematization or data/material/document analysis. For each module the student must submit a short written assignment, which includes a review of the state of the art regarding the theme under consideration (the proposal can be adapted each academic year, in accordance to the specific nature of the modules offered). The final grade will result from the mean of the grades obtained in each module.

Evaluation method

The final grade will result from the mean of the grades obtained in each module(100%)

Subject matter

The modules offered in each academic year focus on specific themes within the various sub-fields of research in Linguistics. The diversity of content that is offered aims to cover different needs and interests: cutting-edge themes, that are at the center of current debates in different sub-fields; themes that articulate relevant topics related to different sub-fields and contribute to the development of interdisciplinary approaches; themes that meet the need to complement training in specific sub-fields and take into account different profiles. Each student will select the modules s/he wishes to attend according to her/his academic path and research interests. This choice will always be monitored and validated by the respective tutor.