Portuguese Linguistics

Objectives

During the course, students should:
Enlarge their explicit knowledge of the Portuguese language;
master main linguistic analysis concepts;
identify specific features of Portuguese (phonological, morphological, syntactic,
semantic);
be acquainted with adequate descriptive methods;
broadly characterize diverse contexts of use of Portuguese around the world;
identify the language’s unifying and variable features and relate the latter to
historical, geographic and social factors.

General characterization

Code

722131095

Credits

10.0

Responsible teacher

Maria Fernandes Homem de Sousa Lobo Gonçalves

Hours

Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language

Portuguese

Prerequisites

Available soon

Bibliography

Azeredo, J. C. (2010) Gramática Houaiss da Língua Portuguesa. São Paulo:
Publifolha (3ªed.).
Cunha, C e L. F. L. Cintra (1984) Nova Gramática do Português
Contemporâneo. Lisboa: João Sá da Costa.
Duarte, I. (2000) Língua Portuguesa. Instrumentos de Análise. Lisboa:
Universidade Aberta.
Martins, A. M. e E. Carrilho (eds.) (2016) Manual de Linguística Portuguesa.
Berlin: De Gruyter.
Mateus, M. H. M. et al. (2003) Gramática da Língua Portuguesa. Lisboa:
Caminho.
Peres, J. A. e T. Móia (1995) Áreas Críticas da Língua Portuguesa. Lisboa:
Caminho.
Perini, M. (20074) Gramática descritiva do português. São Paulo: Editora Ática
(4ª ed.).
Raposo, E. P. et al. (2013) Gramática do Português. Lisboa: Fundação
Calouste Gulbenkian.
Wetzels, L., S. Menuzzi and J. Costa (eds.) (2016) The Handbook of Portuguese
Linguistics. Malden USA / Oxford UK, Wiley Blackwell.

Teaching method

The course takes place in a virtual learning environment with asynchronous
contact. It is organized in weekly learning modules. Each module is mainly
supported by a class video. Other tools and resources include written
complementary documents, specific bibliography and activities for autonomous
work and evaluation. All the re resources are accessible trough a dedicated
Moodle page. Interaction between students and teachers takes place using
Moodle tools, discussion forums and by email.

Evaluation method

Activities (6) developed during the semester(55%), final written essay(30%), participation in discussion forums(15%)

Subject matter

1. Introduction
The Portuguese language around the world – distinct spaces and uses of
Portuguese: varieties, dialects and norms; native and non-native language;
unilingual versus multilingual contexts; contact with other languages.
Short historical perspective.
2. Speech and writing
Main phonological features and processes; orthographic issues.
3. Morphology
Noun and verb inflexion – inflectional classes and processes; word formation –
morphological categories and derivation processes.
4. Syntax and semantics
Syntactic categories / word classes; sentence structure and syntactic functions;
coordination and subordination; nominal expressions, meaning and reference;
verb forms / constructions – tense, aspect and modality; verbal and nonverbal
markers.
3. Contemporary Portuguese – unifying and variable features.

Programs

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