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Alessandro Jocelito Beccari

a.beccari@unesp.br

bachelor’s at Licenciatura Em Português e Inglês from Universidade Federal do Paraná (2004), bachelor’s at Graduação em Bacharelado em Latim from Universidade Federal do Paraná (2007), master’s at Language from Universidade Federal do Paraná (2007) and doctorate at Letras from Universidade Federal do Paraná (2013). Has experience in Language, focusing on Modern Foreign Languages, acting on the following subjects: história da linguística, gramáticas medievais, filosofia da ciência, verbo and história da gramática.

Alexandre José Pinto Cadilhe de Assis Jácome

alexandre.cadilhe@ufjf.edu.br

Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Centro Universitário Augusto Motta (2003), master’s degree in Language from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (2007) and doctorate in Language Studies from Universidade Federal Fluminense (2013). Has experience in Linguistics, focusing on Applied Linguistics.


Aline Alves Fonseca

aline.fonseca@letras.ufjf.br

Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2005), master’s degree in Language from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2008) and Ph.D in Linguistics from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (2012). She has experience in Linguistics, focusing on: ambiguity, prosody, psycholinguistics and sentence processing.

Amitza Torres Vieira

amitzatv@yahoo.com.br

Amitza Torres Vieira has a PhD in Language Studies from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and is a Professor at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil, at the Language Graduate course and the Linguistics Postgraduate Program. Her study interest
include interaction, argumentation and evaluation in conflict situations, taking part in research projects that aim to describe and explain social and discursive practices in institutional contexts.

Ana Cláudia Peters Salgado

ana.peters@letras.ufjf.br

She has a degree in Letters/English from the University of São Paulo (1993), a Masters in Education from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (2004) and a Doctorate in Letters from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2008). She is currently a retired professor at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. She has experience in the area of Letters, with an emphasis on English teaching, acting mainly on the following themes: sociolinguistics, bilingualism, English language, qualitative research, ethnography, language teacher training.

Ana Paula Grillo El-Jaick

anapaulaeljaick@gmail.com

Holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, with a Visiting Student Researcher internship at the École Normale Supérieure at Paris. She is a professor in the Department of Letters and in the Graduate Program in Linguistics at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Currently work comprises the interaction between Language, Philosophy of Language and Literature.

Carol Martins da Rocha

carol.rocha@ufjf.edu.br

Denise Barros Weiss

denise.weiss@ufjf.br

Ely Edison da Silva Matos

ely.matos@ufjf.edu.br

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (1990), master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (2008) and doctorate degree in Linguistics from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (2014). He has experience in Linguistics, acting on the following subjects: framenet, computational semantics, software engineering, ontologies and frame semantics.

Fábio da Silva Fortes

fabiosfortes@yahoo.com.br

Doctor in Philosophy from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Doctor and Master in Linguistics (Classical Studies) from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), has a degree in Classical Letters from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, where he is Associate Professor of Classical Greek and Latin and permanent professor at the Graduate Programs in Linguistics and Philosophy. He has experience in the fields of  ClassicalLanguages and Philosophy, with an emphasis on Classical Studies, acting mainly on the following themes: history and philosophy of language sciences, Greek and Latin grammatical tradition, Plato and classical language teaching. Carried out in 2020 a post-doctoral research in Classical Philology at the Département des Sciences de l’Antiquité at the Université de Liège – Belgium, with a scholarship from the CAPES Junior Visiting Professor Programme.

Juan Sosa

juan_sosa@sfu.ca

Graduation in Letras from Universidad Central de Venezuela (1974), MA in Phonetics from the University College london (1975) and doctorate in Phonetics, Prosody and Variation from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1990), acting on the following subjects: intonation, prosody, semantics, Spanish and Hispanic Linguistics.

Lauriê Ferreira Martins Dall’Orto

lauriefm@hotmail.com

Lauriê Ferreira Martins Dall’Orto holds a PhD in Linguistics (2014-2018) and a Master’s degree in Linguistics (2012-2013) both from the Graduate Program in Linguistics of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. She is specialist in Portuguese Language Teaching (2011-2012) and graduated in Letters, with qualification in Portuguese Language and its Literatures (2007-2010) and in Italian Language and its Literatures (2011-2015), by the Faculty of Letters of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. She is currently a fellow researcher at the Post-doctoral level, in the context of the National Postdoctoral Program (PNPD) of CAPES/MEC, under the Graduate Program in Linguistics of the Faculty of Letters of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. She has experience in Portuguese and Italian language teaching and in the area of education evaluation. Her research focuses on the Usage-based Functional Linguistics, especially from the perspective of grammatical constructionalization. She is currently a researcher of the Discurso & Gramática Group (D&G), linked to the headquarters of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, and vice-coordinator of NUPACT (Research Group in Construction Approach and Translation).

Luiz Fernando Matos Rocha

luiz.rocha@ufjf.edu.br

Luiz Fernando Matos Rocha is a professor of linguistics at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil. He received his PhD from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 2004. In the academic years 2010–2011 and 2017–2018, he carried out postdoctoral research at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa and at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. His specialization is Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Grammar, Speech Communication, and Corpus Linguistics. Currently, he works with fictive interaction in spontaneous Brazilian Portuguese speech.

Maria Cristina Lobo Name

cristina.name@ufjf.edu.br

Cristina Name is an Associate Professor at Federal University of Juiz de Fora. She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from PUC-Rio, with a Visiting Student Researcher internship at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). Visiting Scholar at Université du Québec à Montréal (2009-2010) and Director of NEALP (Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics Lab, UFJF). Her main research topics are mechanisms underlying language acquisition, perceptual development, children and adult morpho-syntactic processing.

Maria Margarida Martins Salomão

mm.salomao@uol.com.br

Marta Cristina da Silva

martacris.silva@gmail.com

Marta Cristina da Silva was graduated in Portuguese and English in 1986, holds an MA in Literature Theory from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora and a Doctorate in Linguistic Studies from Universidade Federal Fluminense. She is currently a member of the research line “Language and Humanities” from the Graduate Program in Linguistics and also teaches English to undergratuate students at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Her main research interests lie in the areas of genre theories, language teaching, reading and literacies.

Mercedes Marcilese

mmarcilese@gmail.com

Patrícia Fabiane Amaral da Cunha Lacerda

patriciafabianecunha@gmail.com

Post-doctorate in Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2009), PhD in Linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2007), Master’s degree in Linguistics at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (2003), graduated in Language and Literature at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (2002). Professor at the Faculty of Letters of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, working at the Department of Modern Foreign Letters and at the Graduate Program in Linguistics. Researcher of the Study Group “Discurso & Gramática” and coordinator of NUPACT/UFJF – Research Group in Construction Approach and Translation. She has experience in Linguistics, developing research and guiding undergraduate and graduate students on the following topics: Usage-Based Functional Linguistics, constructional approach to change, grammatical constructionalization and lexical constructionalization.

Patrícia Nora de Souza Ribeiro

patnora.souza@gmail.com

Graduate in Liberal Arts from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (1990), master’s degree in Language from Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (1996) and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (2004). She has experience in Language, focusing on Modern Foreign Languages, acting on the following subjects: foreign languages, hypermedia, vocabulary acquisition, language teaching and learning and reading in foreign languages.

Paula Roberta Gabbai Armelin

paula.rg.armelin@gmail.com

Professor of Linguistics at Federal University of Juiz de Fora since 2015. She received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of São Paulo in 2015, investigating the morphosyntactic structure of diminutive and augmentative in Brazilian Portuguese and its relation to grammatical gender. During her PhD, she was a visiting student at Queen Mary University of London (Sep/2013-Aug/ 2014), where she worked under the supervision of Professor Hagit Borer. She received a Master in Linguistics from the University of São Paulo in 2011, investigating the argument structure of ditransitive sentences. She is the leading researcher of the INTEGRA-UFJF, a research group focused on the theory of grammar in a generative perspective. She is also a member of the NEALP-UFJF, a research group focused on Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition. Her research focuses on the description and analysis of morphological, syntactic and
morphosyntactic aspects of natural languages within the generative approach to the study of the human language. She is also interested on the relation between language theory and language processing.

Sandra Aparecida Faria de Almeida

sandra.sf@gmail.com

PhD in Linguistics by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2010); MA in Linguistics by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (1998); BA in Translation from and into Portuguese (1992) and Teaching Degree in Portuguese, Italian and English (1990), both by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. Currently Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, teaching English and Translation from and Into Portuguese in undergraduate courses as well as Cognitive Linguistics in the line of research “Linguistics and Cognition” of  the Postgraduate Program of Linguistics. Research interests include usage-based approaches to English Language and Romance languages, Cognitive Grammar, Translation Studies and Corpus Linguistics.

Thais Fernandes Sampaio

thais.fernandes@ufjf.edu.br

Thenner Freitas da Cunha

thenner.ufjf@gmail.com

Tiago Timponi Torrent

tiago.torrent@ufjf.edu.br | tiagotorrent.com

Holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a Visiting Student Researcher internship at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a professor in the Department of Letters and in the Graduate Program in Linguistics at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. PI of the FrameNet Brasil Computational Linguistics Lab, developing research of frames- and constructions-based approaches to Natural Language Understanding.