Properties of African Portuguese Varieties compared with European Portuguese

Funding institution
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

This project follows the work undertaken with "Linguistics Resources for the Study of the African Varieties of Portuguese" (from which resulted a corpus and a lexicon of the 5 african varieties of portuguese) and it's main goal is to give to the teachers of Portuguese organized materials on the specific facts that characterize the African varieties of Portuguese. This will enable the recognition of the linguistic diversity of the Portuguese used by the PALOP students and a better understanding of the differences found in their oral and written productions relatively to the European Portuguese norm. The main topics to study are morphology, morfosyntax and syntax.

Other publications

Bacelar do Nascimento, M. F., Pereira, L. A. S., Estrela, A., Bettencourt Gonçalves, J., Oliveira, S. M. and Santos, R. (2006). The African Varieties of Portuguese: Compiling Comparable Corpora and Analysing Data-derived Lexicon. In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2006), pages 1791-1794, Genoa, Italy. ELRA. 

CLUL - Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa