Who are we?

The Young Researchers Group brings together all MA and PhD students of CLUNL. It was created in April 2006. Its main aim is to provide a place for scientific discussion among young researchers of CLUNL and to make available to the scientific community recent research and ongoing work in the field of Linguistics.

Ana Afonso

Ana Afonso graduated in Language Sciences at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) in 2016. She completed a Master’s degree in Language Sciences at the same University in 2018. She worked as a linguist at Lionbridge in 2017-2018 and collaborated in the Clarin Project – Research Infrastructure for Science and Technology of Language. Currently, she is a PhD student at NOVA FCSH in the fields of Semantics and Historical Linguistics.

 Ana Sofia Souto

PhD student in Text and Discourse Linguistics in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She completed a Master’s degree in Language Sciences at the same University. Her main research interests include Discourse Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis, Argumentation Studies and Studies in Genocide Memory and the Holocaust.

Bruna Bragança

Bruna Bragança is a research grant holder within the project PIPALE. She has a master degree in Child Language Development and Disorders with a specialization in Language Education and Teaching, from School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Saúde of the Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal. Her dissertation on the acquisition of verbal inflectional morphology by bilingual children was supervised by professor João Costa. Her main research areas are First and Second Language Acquisition. Currently, she is a PhD student in Linguistics, specialization in Language Acquisition and Second Language

Chiara Barbero

PhD student in Linguistics, member of the Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology group at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of NOVA University of Lisbon. She conducts her PhD research on Computational Lexical Semantics and lexicon modelling, supervised by Professor Raquel Amaro and Professor Sara Mendes. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Modern Languages and Literature at the University of Turin (Italy) and a Master’s degree in Translation at the Faculty of Humanities of University of Lisbon (Portugal), where she was part of the Group of Computation of Lexicon-Grammatical Knowledge – of the Linguistics Centre at the University of Lisbon (LETRADU project). Currently, she is working as a researcher (scholarship – FCSH/CLUNL/ UIDB/03213/2020 /1BI) within the EXPRIMI project.

Maria Ribeiro

PhD student in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Maria Ribeiro develops her research work in the area of ​​Historical Linguistics. She graduated in Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon and also holds a Master’s Degree in Language Sciences from NOVA FCSH. She is a collaborator in the Grammar & Text group of CLUNL.

Ronan Pereira

Ronan Pereira holds a master’s degree in Sciences of Languages and currently is a PhD student in Linguistics – Psycholinguistics. He has been working as a language teacher (English and Spanish) for over eight years, teaching face-to-face and online classes for adults. Courses taken include CELTA and Post-Graduation in Teaching Methodology, as well as language and education related short courses. His fields of study are language acquisition and dialectology, especially in what concerns L2 and D2 acquisition.

Stéphanie Vaz

Ph.D grant holder in Linguisitics (Psycholinguistics) – KRUse Program (PD/BD/131387/2017), scientific orientation by Maria Fernandes Homem de Sousa Lobo Gonçalves (PhD) and co-orientation by Marisa Lobo Lousada (PhD). Degree in Linguistics and Speech Therapy, Master in Linguistics. She was researcher and scholarship in Linguistic research projects related with language acquisition and development.

Xinyi Li

She graduated in Portuguese Language and Culture at the University of Foreign Studies in 2017, and she is completing her master’s thesis on “Acquisition of European Portuguese cleft structures by L1 Mandarin learners” at the University of Lisbon. She is currently a PhD candidate in Linguistics at NOVA FCSH. Her research interests include syntax, Portuguese linguistics, Chinese linguistics and non-native language acquisition