Dialectology and Diachrony

The core object of study of the Dialectology and Diachrony group (D&D) is language variation, across centuries and covering several geographical areas. The group’s descriptive and theoretical studies, which are regularly published in prestigious journals and volumes, are accompanied by the construction of various digital resources from either historical documents or contemporary oral data in non-standard varieties of Portuguese or Portuguese-related languages. A substantial part of these oral data have been gathered in Portugal, both in the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, and in the mainland, where some of the varieties under study are spoken in different points of the border with Spain. Additionally, D&D studies Portuguese or Portuguese-related varieties that are, to a variable degree, the product of contact with other languages, which is the case of Caboverdean and Brazilian Portuguese. All these works assume a comparative perspective with other natural languages, from diverse periods and regions.

The standard varieties, however, are not left behind, since part of the group’s activities and outputs concerns (i) the intricate linkage between those and the non-standard varieties, and (ii) the development of new tools for the formal teaching of Portuguese.

This coverage of standard and non-standard varieties ensures a connection between theoretical research and the community at large (including productive collaborations with other Portuguese teaching entities, in Portugal and abroad), also guaranteed by the regular presence of various group members in open online seminars and conferences, and further highlighted by science communication endeavours, such as general audience publications and language oriented cultural events.

Journal Paper
Saramago, J., & Segura, L. (2016). “Açores e Ilha de Santa Catarina: 8000 quilômetros e 260 anos depois. Cascavel-Pr: Edunioeste; Londrina: Eduel,, Estudos geossociolinguísticos brasileiros e europeus: uma homenagem a Michel Contini, 11.
Brissos, F., & Rodrigues, C. (2016). Vocalismo acentuado do Noroeste português - descrição acústica, variação dialectal e representação fonológica. Revue Romane, 51, n. 1, 1-35. http://doi.org/10-1075/rro.51.1.01bri
Lao, S., Rodrigues, C., & Brissos, F. (2020). Nasalização regressiva heterossilábica (NRH) da vogal /a/ acentuada em PE. Revista Da Associação Portuguesa De Linguística, (7), 295-317. http://doi.org/10.26334/2183-9077/rapln7ano2020a18
Bacelar do Nascimento, M. F., Cintra, L., Marques, M. L. G., Casteleiro, J. M., & Segura, L. (1985). O Método e os Resultados do Português . Jornal De Letras, Artes E Ideias, (134). (Original work published Janeiro 1985)
Vaamonde, G., & Magro, C. (2016). Manual de Edición en PS. Retrieved from http://ps.clul.ul.pt/files/Manual\_Mod\_Pos\_Sin.pdf
Vaamonde, G., & Magro, C. (2016). Manual de edición y anotación en TEITOK de los materiales de PS. POST SCRIPTUM: edición modernizada; anotación morfosintáctica; anotación sintáctica. Retrieved from http://ps.clul.ul.pt/files/Manual\_Mod\_Pos\_Sin.pdf
Artigo de Jornal
Bacelar do Nascimento, M. F., Casteleiro, J. M., Marques, L. G., Segura, L., & Santos, M. (182AD). Notícia sobre os resultados do Português Fundamental. Boletim Da Sociedade De Língua Portuguesa, pp. 11-15. Lisboa.
Martins, F., Rodrigues, C., Brissos, F., & Simões, D. (2013). Relatório do Núcleo de Investigação em Fonética Forense (NIFF) - 2013 (p. 5 p.).