Aspects of Teaching Portuguese Morphology and Syntax as Mother Tongue

Funding institution
IIE – Instituto de Inovação Educacional
Project PI
Maria Elisa de Macedo

Target public:

Students of Portuguese language of 7th, 8th and 9th level of Portuguese scholarity.


Final format:




Education Ministry


The project's goal:

This project's main goal is to provide didactic materials in order to support the teaching of the Portuguese Language as mother tongue. These materials include morphological and syntactic information concerning the word-classes: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and determiners. Regarding inflectional and derivational morphology it had been considered, in a detailed way, several aspects: i) nominal inflection; ii) verbal conjugation; iii) pronominal conjugation; iv) compound words. Concerning the area of syntax, aspects like the use of clitic pronouns and verb/subject agreement have been described.