Online Resources for Portuguese Language and Linguistics

1. Portals

Sites with little original content, containing links to information providers

2. General Language resources:

3. Portuguese Language and Linguistics

Sites to be avoided or treated with caution:

4. Consultórios

Sites giving linguistic advice to the general public: usually quite prescriptive and focused on issues of linguistic uncertainty.

5. The Acordo ortográfico

Text of the 1990/2009 Acordo ( Decree of 4 June 1991 approving the 1990 Acordo)
Portal da Língua Portuguesa Site with full documentation of the Acordo and its precursors

Blogs and comment pages about the Acordo and the recent polemics

Dictionary sites giving "before and after" reports:

6. Corpora

Corpora are large collections of digitised texts, with a search engine which allows detailed investigation of words and phrases

7. Other Language Resources

  • ILTEC (Instituto de Linguística Teórica e Computacional, Lisbon)
    • MorDebe (generates morhological forms of verbs)
    • Vocabulário da mudança and other material on the Acordo Ortográfico
    • Dicionário de Estrangeirismos
  • CLUL
    • Léxico Contrastivo África
    • Léxico de Frequências do Português
    • LumaLiDa transcriptions of child language [user registration required]

8. Text archives (language and literature)

(for fuller list, see Ciberportuguês, on WebLearn)

Thispage is maintained by Stephen Parkinson
Last edited 16.11.10