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Main research interests and activities.

Research developped within Laboratório de Fonética e Fonologia and Lisbon Baby Lab - CLUL

(formerly Onset-CEL)

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Prosody

Prosodic structure; Intonation; Rhythm; Syntax-Phonology interface; Phonology-Phonetics interface

 

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Language Acquisition and Development

Acquisition of intonation and stress; Development of prosodic structure; Role of Frequency in language acquisition; Infant speech perception; Prosodic bootstrapping; Language impairment

 

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Phonetics and Phonology applied to speech evaluation and therapy

Reference data for adult and child speech; Language assessment tools

 

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Language Resources

Building of languages resources in the areas of phonetics, phonology and language assessment tools, including electronic tools and databases

 

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Research Project

P2LINK – The Perception-Production Link in Early Infancy: A language acquisition oral-motor intervention study: 2022-2025. Funded by FCT; Principal Investigator

PLOs: Predictors of Language Outcomes: 2018-2022. Funded by FCT & FEDER, UE; Principal Investigator

Horizon21: Early language development in Down Syndrome
: April 2016 - 2019. Funded by FCT; Principal Investigator

Eyes and Brain: Early markers of Language development (EBELa project): June 2013 - Março 2018. Funded by FCT; Co-PI

FraLusoPark - Dysarthria in Parkinson's disease: Lusophony vs. Francophony comparison: 2014 - 2016. Funded by FCT (FCT-ANR/MHC-CED/0200/2012); Tem Leader

Interactive Atlas of the Prosody of Portuguese (InaPoP project): January 2012 - June 2015. Funded by FCT; Principal Investigator

Prosodic Characterization in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Contributions to Assessment and Intenvenção in High Functioning Autism. Funded by IJUP; team member

Development of prosodic structure and intonation (DEPE): January 2010 - January 2013. Funded by FCT; team member (summary; ppt presentation)

Forms and Functions of Prosody: 2008-2010, Main funding Agengy NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research). Also funded by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelonq, the University of the Basque Country, the University of Lisbon (Laboratório de Fonética e Fonologia) and Stockholm University; Co-PI

Intonational Phrasing in Romance: 2002-2018; team member

FreP : December 2007 - December 2010, Funded by FCT; Principal Investigator (see also the FreP web site).

SILC: Funded by FCT; team member

Rhythmic Patterns, Prosodic Domains and Probabilistic Modeling of Portuguese Corpora: 2007-2010, Funded by CNPq, Brazil; team member

Network Tone and Intonation in Europe (April 2001-September 2004). Project supported by the European Science Foundation. Chief Coordinator Carlos Gussenhoven (University of Nijmegen); Coordinator

Rhythmic Patterns, parameter setting and language change (1998-2002). Project Coordinated by Charlotte Chalves, Universidade de Campinas, Brazil. Supported by FAPESP (grant nº 98/3382-0); team member

Compreender a Fonologia - Os constituintes fonológicos no Português Europeu (2001-2004), Universidade de Lisboa. Project coordinated by Maria Helena Mateus and supported by FCT e FEDER (POCTI / 33277 / LIN / 2000); team member

 

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Organization of International Conferences and workshops

Workshop on Infant Language Development (WILD) 2024 hosted by the Lisbon Baby Lab

Second Workshop on Early Language in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NeuroD-WELL2), University of Lisbon, August 29, 2022

The 11th International Conference on Speech Prosody
, Getting the prosody right: Acquisition, Impairment, Interventions, and Beyond, University of Lisbon, May 23-26, 2022. Conference Chair

stem VI | Summer Training in Experimental Methods, University of Lisbon, September 07-11, 2020

Workshop on Early Language in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (NeuroD-WELL), University of Lisbon, November 08, 2019

stem V | Summer Training in Experimental Methods, University of Lisbon, September 02-07, 2019

stem IV | Summer Training in Experimental Methods, University of Lisbon, September 03-07, 2018

LabPhon16 | 16th Conference on Laboratory Phonology
: Variation, development and impairment: Between phonetics and phonology, University of Lisbon, June 19-22, 2018, Conference Chair

stem III | Summer Training in Experimental Methods, University of Lisbon, September 04-08, 2017

stem II | Summer Training in Experimental Methods, University of Lisbon, September 05-09, 2016

stem | Spring Training on Experimental Methods, University of Lisbon, March 21-23, 2016

Workshop on prosodic development, University of Cambridge, June 28, 2015

ProVar - Workshop on Prosodic Variation, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, July 10, 2015

WELL: Workshop on Early Language - Lisbon, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, July 10, 2015

1st Workshop of the Project Interactive Atlas of the Prosody of Portuguese, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, June 27, 2013

Second workshop on the project Development of Prosodic Structure and Intonation, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, June 27, 2013

Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2013, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, June 25-26, 2013, Conference Chair

Workshop on Frequency in Phonology, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, October 26, 2010

First workshop on the project Development of Prosodic Structure and Intonation, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, October 25, 2010

Third TIE Conference, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, September 15-17, 2008 (promoted within the Project Forms and Functions of Prosodic Structure), Conference Chair

Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2007, Universidade do Minho, June 25-26

Workshop Transcription of Intonation in the Ibero-Romance Languages, Universidade do Minho, June 27, 2007

GLOW Workshop on Prosodic Phrasing, Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, April, 2006

Workshop Typology of Tone and Intonation (ESF Network Tone and Intonation in Europe) Cascais, April 1-3, 2004

Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia 2003, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, June 11-12, 2003, Conference Chair

Lisbon 2000: Statistical Physics, pattern identification and language change, Complexo Interdisciplinar da Universidade de Lisboa, February 1-25, 2000.