Subject: Comparative Linguistics

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:

7,5 ECTS



Overall objectives:

1 - To deepen the interdisciplinary formation acquired in the 1st cycle, in the areas of the Portuguese cultural expression, providing the relationship with other areas of study, namely, the linguistic and cultural ones.
2 - Promote the skill to identify gaps in the knowledge acquired about the Portuguese language and culture
3 - To acquire theoretical and methodological skills of scientific research in the Portuguese linguistic area, notably, competences to define the appropriate objects of study, the selection and collection of corpora using quantitative and qualitative methodologies, critical analysis, processing and interpretation of information.
4 - Acquire the methodological tools of research and analysis, in the sense of developing learning capacities, critical choice and reflection that allow for an adequate application of the acquired knowledge in the elaboration of a master's thesis.


1 - Personal deixis
1.1 - Personal pronouns
2 - Locutive forms or terms of address
2.1 - Pronominal terms of address - 2nd person
3. - Nominal terms of address- Names or Apelatives (Noun Phrases)
4 - Possessives
4.1 - Anexive pronouns (possessives)
4.2 - Zero article or det. article before the possessive in Portuguese
5 - Other specificities of the Portuguese in the Lusophone context.


M. E. Almeida , 2014 , A dêixis em português e em francês, 1.ª ed. portuguesa , Campo das Letras, Letras Paralelas, Lda
H. B. Gouveia , 1975 , Canga , Coimbra Editora
A. Olinto , 1981 , Copacabana , Rio de Janeiro: Nórdica; Brasília: INL.
N. Pinon , 2005 , A Força do Destino , Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo: Editora Record.
M. Rui , 1991 , Quem me Dera Ser Onda , Lisboa: Manuel Rui e Edições Cotovia, Lda.
J. N. Soares , 1998 , Uma Viagem ao Rabaçal , Funchal: Editorial Calcamar
E. Veríssimo , (s/d) , Clarissa , Lisboa: Ed. Livros do Brasil
J. L. Vieira , 2000 , Luuanda , Lisboa: Edições 70
J. Melo , 1989 , Gente Feliz com Lágrimas , Lisboa: Pub. Dom Quixote

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
The first lectures tend to be of more expository kind, though always of theoretical-practical type in order to recall some basic notions that are already forgotten by some postgraduates. The learning of new concepts will follow. However, there will always be interaction among the students and the lecturer and the students, in order to promote a dialogue and the acquisition and understanding of the concepts at stake. Postgraduates will be guided towards the compilation of their own objects of study. At the end of the theoretical-practical lectures there will be tutorials run by the lecturer in order to follow students individually in their preparation of their projects to be presented orally, in a first stage, and in writing, in a second one. Each of the stages of the project corresponds to 50% of the final mark. The final result will consist in the average mark.