Name: M. Valentina Garcia Ferreira

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Academic Degree: Master in Linguistics (M. A.)

Professional Status:
Presently retired from pedagogical activity at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters and at the High School of Education. 
After having been a Researcher, now  is a Collaborator at CLUL. 

CLUL's Research Sector: Dialectology and Diachrony

Main Research Areas: Philology. Study of mediaeval manuscripts. Text editions.

Other Research Area: Onomastics.


Academic Degrees:

  • 1985   M A  in Linguistics  (Dissertation: Diplomatic Edition of 'Livro da Repartiçom da fruita' de Loulé 1450) Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon.
  • 1977 Bachelor's in Linguistics, Faculty of Letters U .L.
  • 1976 Post-graduate studies in Phonology at the University of New York (Oswego).
  • 1971 Post-graduate studies in Applied Linguistics at the Michigan University at Ann Harbor.
  • 1959 Studies in Pedagogical Sciences. Faculty of Letters U. L.
  • 1959  Bachelor's in Germanic Philology. Faculty of Letters U. L. 


1. Teaching: Linguistics and languages

1979-1999  Phonology, History of the Port. language and Applied Linguistics   at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters and High School of Education.

1959-1979  Modern languages; supervising and tutoring language teachers in training classes at secondary schools.

2. CLUL's Projects
Studies in Portuguese Philology/ 
MATE Project: Modern and Ancient Texts study and Editions/ 2 
  . Textual Criticism: An Interpretative Edition and linguistic analysis of 'Livro da     Repartiçom da fruita' de Loulé 1450/  and  3
  .  Port. Onomastics: Studies and collaborations.
Project PATROM (1987/ 89): Dictionnaire hist. des noms de famille romans.


Ferreira, M. Valentina G.

 "Seven Surnames of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula" (A historical and  linguistic study).
In: Names, a Journal of Onomastics by the American Name Society, at the Northern Illinois University. Vol. 55. Nr. 4 (Dec. 2007): 473-80.

Portuguese Onomastics: the latest twenty years" a collaboration for the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam.

"Portuguese place-names in noun phrases with(out) definite Article. City-names: strong proper names?". Paper presented to 22. Congreso Internazionale di Scienze Onomatiche (ICOS) at the University of Pisa, Italy, Aug. 28 - Sept. 4.

"The story of the sweet Marmelada, a nickname in the south of Portugal".
In: Brozovic-Roncevic, D. & E. Cafarelli (eds) Denominando il mondo. Dal nome comune al nome proprio. Quaderni Internazionali di RIOn, nr 1 (2005): 293-308Roma: Società Editrice Romana.
A Port. version  of this paper "Marmelada - a história 'doce´ de uma alcunha de Loulé":   In: Duarte, Inês & Isabel Faria (orgs)  Actas do XX Encontro Nacional  da Associação Port. de Linguística (2004), Faculty of Letters. Lisboa: APL 2005: 573-89;  and 
In: Al-'ulya, a magazine by the Loulé Municipal  Historical Archives, nr. 11 (2006): 181-96.

"Personal and place names with the Carc- form".
In: Boullón Agrelo, A. I. (ed) Novi te ex nomine - Estudos filolóxicos ofrecidos ao Prof. Doutor Dieter Kremer: 187-96. A Coruña 2004: Fund. P. Barrié de la Maza/ Inst. de Língua Galega.

"A fruta de Loulé na Europa Medieval - Análise de manuscritos do século XV". Paper read at the Loulé Historical  Archive (Sept 25, 2002) 
In:  Al-'ulya, nr 9 (2003): 215-39.

"Bibliographical slips" on  'Famílias Macaenses by Jorge Forjaz 1996 ' and  on 'As Alcunhas na Golegã by M. Lurdes Marques 1988'  in  RIOn VI (2000), 1: 224, 252. On 'Dicionário das Famílias Brasileiras by Carlos A. Barata  & Antonio C. Bueno [1999?]'  in  RIOn VI (2000), 2: 592.

Ferreira, M. Valentina G.  &  José R. Ferreira
"A negatividade social de certas formas linguísticas e o eufemismo. Cadoiço/ Carcavai - o nome eufemístico  de uma ribeira de Loulé".
 In  Al-'Ulya  7 (1999/2000): 277 - 96.

Ferreira, M. Valentina G . &  José R. Ferreira
"Personal Nicknames in Loulé". 
In: Nicolaisen, W.S.H. (ed) Proceedings of the 19th ICOS Congress (1996), 3: 124-30. University of Aberdeen, Scotland. (reduced Version).

"Jewish names of 15th century in the Iberian Peninsula" Paper read at the 18th  ICOS Conference at the University of Trier, Germany;  and at the 3.rd Conference on Jewish Onomastics, Bar-Ilan University, Israel 1997.
 In Kremer, D. (ed) Akten des 18. Internationalen Kongresses für Namenforschung, III  Onomastik: 112-19. Patronymica Romanica 16 . Tübingen 1999: Max Niemmeyer Verlag.

 "O documento medieval Livro da Repartiçom da fruita - Proposta de nova datação" Paper read at the VIII  International Meeting of Associação Port. de Linguística (APL) at the New University of Lisbon.
In Actas , Lisboa APL 1993: 171-84 .

"The system of patronymic names in the Iberian Peninsula" Paper read at 17th International Conference of Onomastic Sciences at the University of Helsinky.
In: Närhi, Eeva M. (ed) Proceedings I. Univ of Helsinqui & Finnish Research Centre for Domestic Languages 1990; and
In  Actas do VI  International Meeting of  Associação Port de Linguística. University of OPorto, 1991: 93-104.

"Jacobus" Article-échantillon for the Project PATROM.
 In Badia i Margarit, A.  &  colls. (eds)  Actes del III Col.loqui, Barcelona: 14-15. Patronymica Romanica 5. Tübingen 1991: Max Niemeyer Verlag

 "Antroponímia do Algarve II"
 In  Kremer, D. (ed) Homenagem a Joseph M. Piel por ocasião do seu 85º aniversário: 29-33. Tübingen 1988: Max Niemeyer Verlag.

 "Colectânea de fontes para o estudo da antroponímia portuguesa (Subsídios)". In  Kremer, D. (ed) Actes du I. Colloque PATROM (Trèves): 180-88. Tübingen: 1990 Max Niemeyer V.

 "Antroponímia do Algarve".
In: Actes du 16. Congrès International de Philologie et Linguistique Romanes, IV: 560-70. Université de Trèves (1986); and
in: Al-'Ulya 2 (1993): 61-75. Loulé Historical Archive. 

"A alternância vocálica nos verbos portugueses - Análise em Fonologia Generativa Natural". 
In:  Actas do I Encontro Nacional para a investigação e ensino do português:  365-75. Lisboa 1976: Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa.