Portuguese Linguistics


WWW materials


For a general guide to Portuguese internet sites,  see my Ciberportuguês page http://users.ox.ac.uk/~srp/ciberportugues.html, and the resource lists on the Linguateca site. This document will be placed on my website with links to all the sites mentioned.

1.  General gateways

Intute, the main humanities gateway, http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/ is still underdeveloped for Portuguese

The Centro Virtual Camões http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc/ has a Linguistics page http://www.instituto-camoes.pt/cvc/hlp/index.html and a Biblioteca Digital with literary and linguistic works (including various books on African Portuguese)

WESS WEB (Brigham Young University) is a good source of links

2.  General sites of linguistic interest

The Linguateca site for computational linguistics http://www.linguateca.pt  has extensive resource lists and provides direct access to a large number of corpora of modern Portuguese and Brazilian (see below)

The Centro de Linguistica da Universidade de Lisboa http://www.clul.ul.pt  has  a number of online resources for linguistics and language learning,  including the Portuguese Corpus de Referência (one of the sources for the recent Dicionário da Academia de Ciências) a frequency dictionary, and samples of a collocations dictionary (dicionário de combinatórias)

The Portuguese Language page of Cambridge University http://www.cus.cam.ac.uk/~cjp16/portlang/portlang.htm  has some useful links


2.  Corpora

The best collection of corpora is available through the Linguateca site http://www.linguateca.pt/ For instructions on how to use these corpora, see my Corpus searching guide http://users.ox.ac.uk/~srp/corpussearching.html

The Portuguese Corpus de Referência (one of the sources for the recent Dicionário da Academia de Ciências) is accessible through the Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa http://www.clul.ul.pt

The Centro de Linguística da Universidade Nova de Lisboa has a Corpus Informatizado do Português Medieval  http://cipm.fcsh.unl.pt/ (with a verb dictionary and online texts:  for full access you need to request a username and password)

The Projecto Vercial site http://alfarrabio.di.uminho.pt/vercial/programas.htm has a number of texts from all periods, often in older (out-of-copyright!) editions, and more for sale.

The Biblioteca Nacional Digital is the Portuguese National Library's text archive

Crestomatia da Quarta is a text archive from Croatia.

3.  History of Portuguese

The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte hosts a simple site on the History of Portuguese (mainly cribbed from standard sources) http://www.linguaportuguesa.ufrn.br/

The Portuguese Language page of the Orbilat site http://www.orbilat.com/Modern_Romance/Ibero-Romance/Portuguese/index.htmlhas some good graphic materials and crudely translated text, as does Deltatranslator

Ruud Harmesen's site and Wikipedia have descriptions of Portuguese phonology

The Ethnologue site has details of numbers of speakers and languges coexisting with Portuguese

4.  Lexicography

Samples of Dieter Messnerºs Dicionário dos dicionários portugueses are online at http://www.sbg.ac.at/rom/people/prof/messner/dddport.htm

Online grammars are available at

Priberam http://www.priberam.pt/dlpo/gramatica/gramatica.aspx

5.  Other electronic materials

The CLUL has issued a set of 4 CDs with samples of Português falado (available in the Portuguese Centre).