a) To identify different grammar modules and different perspectives of grammatical analysis;
b) To describe the main characteristics of the sounds, words, sentences, utterances and texts in the Portuguese language;
c) To explain the functioning of Portuguese, through the analysis of observable data;
d) To Identify and describe distinctive characteristics of the Portuguese grammar.
Maria Clara Abelho Amante Nunes Correia, Maria do Céu Sernache Caetano Mocho, Aida dos Santos Cardoso, Mara Susana Pereira Moita
Weekly - 4
Total - 168
CUNHA, Celso & Luís Filipe Lindley CINTRA. Nova Gramática do Português Contemporâneo. Lisboa: Ed. J. Sá da Costa,  2014 ( 21ª edição).
MATEUS, Maria Helena Mira et al. Gramática da Língua Portuguesa. Lisboa: Caminho, 2003.
RAPOSO, Eduardo et al. (orgs). Gramática do Português. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2013.
This curricular unit is characterized by being a theoretical-practical one. Whenever possible, the teaching will be student-centered.
Based on an initial schedule, we foresee a balanced combination of theoretical and practical classes. At the beginning of the semester this information will be made available to students.
1. Grammar and grammars: knowledge of grammar and grammatical knowledge;
2. The main characteristics of the Portuguese Grammar:
2.1 the study of the sounds: articulatory phonetics classification; the structure of syllables; phonological aspects of Portuguese;
2.2 the study of words: lexical creativity and word formation; inflection, derivation and compounding in Portuguese;
2.3 the study of sentences: word classes, constituents and syntactic functions; clause typology and syntactic Portuguese constructions;
2.4 the sudy of meaning: nominal reference; tense, aspect and modality in Portuguese;
2.5 verbal interaction markers, discourse markers and textual cohesion and coherence;
3. Topics of Portuguese grammar – case studies.