Name: Celina Agostinho

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Academic Degree: Master's degree

Professional Status: Pre-doctoral researcher at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

CLUL's Research Sector: Grammar & Resources

Research AreaAcquisition of Syntax


Academic Degrees:

  • Ongoing: PhD in Cognitive Science and Language, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • 2014: MA in Linguistics, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon
  • 2011: BA in Translation, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon

Activities:

  • 2015-ongoing: Collaboration with the project "La variación en la interfaz léxico-sintaxis" (Variation in the lexicon-syntax interface). MINECO: FFI2014-56968-C4-1-P. Main researchers: Jaume Mateu and Anna Gavarró.
  • 2012-2014: Collaboration with the project "CLAP - Completivas na Aquisição do Português" (Complement Clauses in the Acquisition of Portuguese). FCT: PTDC/CLE-LIN/120897/2010. Main researcher: Ana Lúcia Santos.
    Contributed to the transcription and annotation of the SANTOS corpus of child production and child-directed speech (Santos 2006/2009; Santos et al. 2014), now available on the CHILDES database. Collected, transcribed and coded child and adult data.

Projects:

  • 2015-ongoing: "La variación en la interfaz léxico-sintaxis" (Variation in the lexicon-syntax interface). MINECO: FFI2014-56968-C4-1-P. Main researchers: Jaume Mateu and Anna Gavarró.
  • 2012-2014: "CLAP - Completivas na Aquisição do Português" (Complement Clauses in the Acquisition of Portuguese). FCT: PTDC/CLE-LIN/120897/2010. Main researcher: Ana Lúcia Santos.

Teaching:

  • "Lingüística Aplicada a les Patologies del Lleguatge", Facultat de Psicologia de la UAB (practical classes of the syntax modules), September 5 – November 9, 2016.

Publications:

  • Agostinho, C., Duarte, I. & Santos, A.L. (to appear) The acquisition of control in European Portuguese. In A. L. Santos & A. Gonçalves (eds.) Complement clauses in Portuguese: adult syntax and acquisition. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Santos, A.L., Généreux, M., Cardoso, A., Agostinho, C. & Abalada, S. (2014). A corpus of European Portuguese child and child-directed speech. In N. Calzolari et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2014). Reykjavik, Iceland: European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 1488-1491. ISBN: 978-2-9517408-8-4.

Oral Presentations:

  • Agostinho, C. & Gavarró, A. (2017). The acquisition of verbal passives by Portuguese-speaking children: Some data from comprehension. Going Romance 31. December 7-9, Bucharest: Universitatea din Bucuresti.
  • Agostinho, C. & Gavarró, A. (2017). The acquisition of implicit control in European Portuguese: Some facts about comprehension. Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 13), September 7-9, Palma de Mallorca, Spain: Universitat de les Illes Balears.
  • Agostinho, C. (2015). Acquisition of Control in European Portuguese. Workshop Complement clauses: syntax and acquisition. 18-19 June, Lisbon: CLUL/ FLUL.
  • Agostinho, C., Duarte, I. & Santos, A.L. (2014). Acquisition of Control in European Portuguese: Some facts about comprehension. The Romance Turn VI. 18-20 Sep, Palma de Mallorca: Universitat de les Illes Balears.
  • Martins, A., Agostinho, C., Duarte, I. & Santos, A.L. (2014). Compreensão de algumas estruturas de controlo por crianças com desenvolvimento típico e atípico. IV Workshop on Linguistics, Language Development and Impairment. 31 Jan - 1 Feb, Lisbon: CLUL/ FLUL.
  • Agostinho, C. (2014). The Acquisition of Control in European Portuguese Complement Clauses. Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe XXII (ConSOLE XXII), 8-10 Jan, Lisbon: CLUL/ FLUL.

Poster Presentations: 

  • Agostinho, C. & Gavarró, A. (2017). Verbal passives in the acquisition of European Portuguese. Passives - A crosslinguistic workshop. September 16-17, Viena, Austria: Universität Wien.
  • Agostinho, C., Santos, A.L., & Duarte, I. (2016). Comprehension of control in obligatory control contexts: Choice of controller by children aged 3 to 5 years. NonFinite Subjects Conference. 1-2 de Abril, Nantes, França: Universidade de Nantes.
  • Agostinho, C., Santos, A.L., & Duarte, I. (2015). Comprehension of control in complement clauses: choice of controller in obligatory control contexts. 12th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA 12). 10-12 Sep, Nantes, France: University of Nantes.
  • Agostinho, C. (2015). The acquisition of control in European Portuguese: Comprehension of complement clauses. Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research XI (EMLAR 2015). 15-17 April, Utrecht, Netherlands: Universiteit Utrecht.

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Dissertations:

  • Agostinho, C. (2015). The Acquisition of control in European Portuguese Complement Clauses. MA thesis, University of Lisbon. Supervised by: Ana Lúcia Santos and Inês Duarte.

Awards:

  • Research Award of the Portuguese Association of Linguistics 2015, for the MA thesis.