Research Lines

Area 1

Historical Linguistics, Philology and History of Written Culture:

This line includes research with the following purposes: description and analysis of processes of change that affect the natural languages; description and analysis of past synchronies of the natural languages; study of  modes of production, transmission, circulation, reception and preservation of texts, especially verbal, but also nonverbal; organization of distinct types of specialized editions; analysis of the historical development of the social practices of reading and writing, and the diversity of functions and distribution of reading and writing in societies in an interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological perspective,.

Dialectology and Sociolinguistics:

This line includes the analysis of linguistic variation and change, considered in the perspective of language contact and spatial and social perspectives at the various levels of linguistic analysis. The study of linguistic facts is developed within the theoretical and methodological principles of Dialectology and/or Sociolinguistics, encompassing distinct theoretical perspectives and taking into account the interrelationship between historical, spatial, social, cultural, ethnic, and identity aspects.

Grammar Theory:

This line includes studies in the fields of syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology or interfaces, in inter or intralinguistic perspective. This line encompasses descriptive and theoretical research on phenomena related to grammar architecture, language acquisition, linguistic variation and change. The works must contribute to the advancement of formal studies in the language field, adding more facts to the descriptive and explanatory adequacies and aiming at unveiling the characteristics and functioning of the language.

Distribution of professors according to their research line and link to access their Lattes curriculum: 

Historical Linguistics, Philology and History of Written Culture


  •  Alan Baxter
  •  Américo Venâncio Lopes Machado Filho
  •  Carlos Felipe Pinto
  •  Danniel da Silva Carvalho
  •  Dante Lucchesi
  •  Gredson dos Santos
  •  Jacyra Andrade Mota
  •  Josane Moreira Oliveira
  •  Juliana Escalier Ludwig Gayer
  •  Marcela Moura Torres Paim
  •  Maria Cristina Vieira de Figueiredo Silva
  •  Rerisson Araújo Cavalcante
  •  Silvana Soares Costa Ribeiro

Grammar Theory


  •  Carlos Felipe Pinto
  •  Danniel da Silva Carvalho
  •  Edivalda Araújo
  •  Juliana Escalier Ludwig Gayer
  •  Lílian Teixeira de Sousa
  •  Maria Cristina Vieira de Figueiredo Silva
  •  Rerisson Araújo Cavalcante

Area 2

Applied Linguistics:

This line includes and integrates studies in Applied Linguistics, considering its different theoretical and methodological configurations and its relationship with many fields of knowledge, focusing on teaching-learning and language teacher training, language policies, language teaching policies, multiliteracies, educational technologies, and intercultural and critical studies on the diverse social practices of language in contemporary times. 

Language, Cognition and Discourse:

This line includes interdisciplinary studies on interconnections between languages, cognition, text and discourse, as well as between culture, society, history and ideology, based on premises from the Cognitive Linguistics, the Complexity Theory, Discourse Analysis and/or Textual Linguistics, still, from other fields of knowledge. There are three perspectives: language and cognition, language and discourse, and language and text. It may be from the quantitative, qualitative or quali-quantitative methodological bias. The approach may be synchronic or diachronic, and the corpus, mono or multimodal.

Language Acquisition, Translation and Accessibility:

This line includes studies on the acquisition of oral and designated languages as L1, L2, and/or LE, on the difficulties and disorders that affect the acquisition or that result in the disaggregation of the linguistic system concerning both speech and writing. It also includes studies on accessibility, through the interpretation ∕ translation and the creation and adaptation of materials and procedures inherent to the processes of subtitling, audio description, and editing of audiobooks. The line also accepts studies related to the practice of translation and its relationship with language intermediation and recreation.

Applied Linguistics 


  •  Antonio Messias Nogueira da Silva
  •  Denise Zoghbi
  •  Domingos Sávio Pimentel
  •  Edleise Mendes
  •  Felipe Flores Kupske
  •  Fernanda Mota Pereira
  •  Gilvan Muller de Oliveira
  •  Iracema Luíza de Souza
  •  Lívia Baptista
  •  Márcia Paraquett
  •  Maria Luísa Ortiz
  •  Simone Bueno

Language, Cognition and Discourse


  •  Adriana Santos Batista
  •  Ariadne Almeida
  •  Daniele de Oliveira
  •  Iracema Luíza de Souza
  •  Juliana Soledade
  •  Lícia Maria Bahia Heine

Language acquisition, translation and accessibility


  •  Denise Chaves de Menezes Scheyerl
  •  Elizabeth Reis Teixeira
  •  Felipe Flores Kupske
  •  José Amarante Santos Sobrinho
  •  Silvia La Regina
  •  Sílvia Maria Guerra Anastácio