João Veloso

João Veloso
University of Macau · Department of Portuguese

PhD, Hab., Linguistics - University of Porto, PT
Professor of Linguistics. University of Macau Associate Professor. University of Porto (on leave)

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June 2018 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Pro-Rector
September 2017 - present
University of Porto
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2011 - August 2011
University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
Position
  • Professor
Education
January 2010 - June 2011
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Linguistics
January 1998 - February 2004
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Linguistics
April 1993 - March 1996
University of Porto
Field of study
  • Portuguese Linguistics

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Publications (141)
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Neste capítulo, depois de rever alguns aspetos de natureza mais teórica sobre as relações entre as representações fonológicas e as representações ortográficas sob a perspetiva de diversos quadros disciplinares, examinarei algumas das principais regularidades do português europeu na relação entre fonologia e ortografia. Tentarei demonstrar que, na d...
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Este artigo apresenta o curso Iniciação à Língua Portuguesa, ministrado como Language Massive Open Online Course (LMOOC) na plataforma AcademiaUP, e a avaliação dos resultados da sua 1 ª edição, realizada em 2020. O curso não exige conhecimentos prévios em português e visa munir os participantes, com perfis muito variados, das ferramentas necessári...
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This study assumes that the internal structure of vowels consists of the combination of elements which can be iterated. According to previous research, it is also assumed that element iteration in Portuguese provides vowels with inherent weight; word-finally, such vowels are stress-attractors. Notwithstanding, Portuguese has a great amount of words...
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This work intends to discuss the distinctive features of the laterals in Contemporary European Portuguese, in particular the features [+lateral] and [+continuous], based on language acquisition data. For this purpose, the productions of 80 typically developing children aged between 3 and 4 years and eleven months were analyzed. The results show tha...
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The paper focus on the correspondence between prosodic and musical prominence in Portuguese folk verse. On the basis of the exhaustive analysis of a collection of Portuguese traditional songs, the match between metric prominence (primary and secondary word-stress) and musical prominence (musical bars’ strong beats) will be examined. Unsurprisingly,...
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2015 Este texto corresponde a material inédito do autor e destina-se a fins pedagógicos na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto. Pode ser utilizado por terceiros com indicação expressa da fonte, para o que deve ser utilizada a seguinte referência bibliográfica: VELOSO, João. 2015. Introdução à Fonologia. Nível fonético e nível fonológico. P...
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This draft aims at exploring the discussion about the adequacy of non-stratal, non-derivational models of phonology, such as Declarative Phonology, to give appropriate accounts of any kind of phonological variation of morphemes. Refuting the assumption that all variants of one single morpheme correspond to a unique underlying form consecutively res...
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Although the use of digital learning environments was already recurrent in many traditional Higher Educational Institutions (HEI) as a complement to face-to-face classes, the emergence of COVID-19 forced institutions to quickly swift to fully online learning. The impulse of digital tools as well as the transformation of Teaching and Learning (T&L)...
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RESUMO As investigações experimentais no campo da perceção da fala demonstraram, a partir da segunda metade do século XX, a natureza categorial do processamento dos sinais acústicos da fala. O fonema passou então a ser concebido não só como uma unidade teórica da descrição das línguas, mas também como uma categoria percetiva. Neste estudo, veremos...
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Assuming hydronymy as a special lexical subset that preserves the most ancient roots found in modern languages, we shall propose that Almorode, a river-name designating a watercourse of Northern Portugal, combines two Indo-European roots for European river names (*alm 'to flow' + *wer 'water') with the Germanic locative suffix *reuth 'flat land'. T...
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Resumo: A viragem do século abriu caminho para que a linguagem oral passasse a ser objeto de reflexão, inclusivamente no contexto educacional. Até então, a expressão oral, enquanto domínio da competência comunicativa oral, tinha vindo a ser descurada no ensino básico, em contexto de sala de aula, quando comparada com a percentagem de tempo dedicada...
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1-INTRODUÇÃO Um tema normalmente excluído da investigação linguística é o da relação entre a representação gráfica e as representações fonológicas da língua. Coulmas (2003) afirma que tal exclusão faz parte da "ortodoxia linguística" e atribui-a ao pensamento de Saussure (1916), segundo o qual a única realização verdadeiramente linguística é a oral...
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This chapter will discuss the etymology of 'Almorode', a river-name that designates a watercourse in Northern Portugal. Folk etymology tends to associate most al-beginning Portuguese words with an alleged Arabic etymon. The same proposal has been made, indeed, to explain the etymology of 'Almorode'. Nevertheless, this river flows in an area where t...
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In this text, we propose that formal, explicit teaching of very basic notions of phonetics and phonology is gradually introduced in the teaching of L1. The main arguments in favour of this point of view relate to the well-known beneficial effects of phonological awareness on the learning of writing and reading and to some educational experiences th...
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Carla Monteiro1*, Fernanda Leopoldina Viana1 e João Veloso2 1 Institute of Education- CIEC (Research Centre on Child Studies), University of Minho – Portugal 2 Faculty of Arts and Humanities of University of Porto - Portugal cmonteiro.ie.uminho@gmail.com, fviana@ie.uminho.pt, jveloso@letras.up.pt (*FCT Grant number SFRH/BD/116722/2016) Proposal: P...
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Oral and written productions of language seem to correspond to ontologically separate entities. In this paper, we shall not argue against this basic assumption. However, it will be proposed that a careful examination of the writing systems and of particular written productions can provide phonologists with important information about the nature of...
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Em diversas variedades do português, assim como noutras línguas românicas, as adjacências vocálicas /aI/ e /aU/ motivaram frequentemente a mudança de /a/ para [e] ou [o]. Este fenómeno, designável como “assimilação vocálica”, viria a dar origem, em português, aos ditongos históricos [ej] e [ow] (conservados nos dialetos setentrionais do português e...
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Among Portuguese mainstream phonologists (e.g. Mateus & Andrade 2000), Regressive Vowel Harmony (RVH) has been assumed as the only type of vowel assimilation in European Portuguese (EP). Indeed, progressive harmony is conceived of as, if not impossible, at least highly exceptional, almost idiosyncratically exclusive of specific lexical entries (ibi...
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A viragem do século abriu caminho para que questões relativas à linguagem oral passassem também a ser um objeto de reflexão da Didática da Língua, da Psico e Sociolinguística. Neste sentido, o programa de desenvolvimento de competências de comunicação oral (CCO) – Comunicação e Expressão Oral: falar, ouvir e ler no 3.º ciclo do Ensino Básico – visa...
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It has been argued whether Portuguese phonology comprehends a Minimality Condition imposed to all lexical entries of the language. The existence of a non-neglectable number of “light” CV monosyllables in this language has been interpreted as a clue of the irrelevance of such phonological constraint in this language. In this paper, we argue in favou...
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We will analyze a small set of lexical borrowings that Sinhala imported from Portuguese in the 16tth century. The study will focus on the phonological analysis of loanword adaptation underwent by such borrowings. On the basis of this analysis, some regularities about the phonologies of 16th century-Portuguese and, mainly, 16th century-Sinhala will...
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The phonological constraints that define which phonetic chains are eligible to become a word in a given language generally include a Minimality Condition (MC). MC imposes a minimal amount of phonological substance that must be included by any single word of the language. Traditionally, MC is measured in terms of syllable weight or syllabic extensio...
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RESUMO: Entre as restrições fonológicas a que qualquer cadeia fonética está obrigatoriamente sujeita para poder ser aceite como uma palavra da língua conta-se a Condição de Minimalidade (CM), que impõe uma quantidade mínima de material fonológico que deve ser contido por qualquer palavra. A CM costuma ser medida em termos de peso silábico ou de ext...
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Lexical borrowings are a large, interesting field of study for a wide range of reasons:-from a sociolinguistic, historical or anthropological point of view, they shed light on relevant matters such as language contact, cultural exchanges and the broader context of intercultural mindsetting;-from the stricter perspective of descriptive linguistics,...
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The origins of human language were officially banned, for over one century, from the scientific debate among linguists. Nevertheless, this issue – which has never been forgotten in domains such anthropology, evolutionary biology or archeology, among others – has returned into the linguistics’ agenda. Perhaps the most fascinating question arising fr...
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This chapter discusses the processes of vowel neutralization (VNeu), mid-vowel harmony (MVH), and vowel nasalization (VNas). Of these processes, VNeu and VNas are active in the vowel systems of both European Portuguese (EP) and Brazilian Portuguese (BP), whereas MVH is only found in BP. VNeu in Portuguese may affect both unstressed and stressed mid...
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This work shows how the religious and profane cantigas are important to the study of the Archaic Portuguese Prosody. For a long time, the study of linguistic rhythm of this period seemed to be impossible, because there are only remaining written records – obviously, at that time, there was no sufficient technology for oral records. However, specifi...
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Caderno de exercícios de fonologia. Material pedagógico.
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The Portuguese language has registered in the last decades many changes originating from orality, which, more or less quickly, are moving to the written record of literature, journalism and law. One of the quickest and perhaps most surprising changes is the use of adverbial adjectives as "rápido" instead of "rapidamente". The purpose of this paper...
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This work shows how the religious and profane cantigas are important to the study of the Archaic Portuguese Prosody. For a long time, the study of linguistic rhythm of this period seemed to be impossible, because there existed only written records – obviously, at that time, there was no sufficient technology for oral records. However, specifically...
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Nous examinerons différentes questions impliquées dans la fixation et l’enseignement d’une norme phonétique. Il sera question du rôle des linguistes dans les travaux apparemment prescriptifs. Entre les arguments en faveur de cette approche on invoquera (i) la connaissance détaillée du linguiste sur les variations historiques, géographiques et socia...
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Nas realizações fonéticas do português europeu contemporâneo (PEC), é frequentemente encontrada uma vogal central alta não-arredondada, , cujo estatuto fonológico constitui o tema central destas notas 1. Interessar-nos-á particularmente saber se é possível, ou não, con-templar a existência de uma vogal teórica no inventário segmental fonológico do...
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This paper is focused on possible correlations between two of the different types of linguistic knowledge enrolled in an educational context: the implicit phonological knowledge and the orthographic knowledge. We thus describe and discuss oral and written productions of two types of consonantal sequences in European Portuguese produced by monolingu...
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ANTÓNIOEMILIANO, Fonética do português europeu: descrição e transcrição. Lisboa: Guimarães, 2009. Pp. xviii + 388. ISBN: 978-972-665-614-2 (pbk). - Volume 43 Issue 3 - João Veloso
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The present work gives a general presentation of the Dialect Archive of the Center of Linguistics of the University of Porto, a database of spoken European Portuguese, which encompasses both mainland Portugal and the archipelagos of Madeira and Azores, effectively showcasing the dialectal variation of the language. The archive consists of a set of...
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In this preliminary study, we discuss how Inter–Judge Agreement—a widespread method of measuring the re- liability of phonetic transcription of child and impaired speech—can also be applied to research on dialectal vari- ation. By analyzing the results of a small scale transcrib- ing experiment based on a corpus of dialectal samples of European Por...
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Neste artigo, pretendemos demonstrar que uma descrição do sistema vocálico do português europeu contemporâneo baseada na fonologia dos elementos e a partir de três partículas elementares ({I A U}) oferece explicação plausível e elegante para diversos aspetos da organização do sistema, nomeadamente para a distinção dos quatro graus de abertura atest...
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Words that combine different etyma do not correspond necessarily to morphologically complex words. We argue that the main property for classifying a word as morphologically complex is its compositional processing. Portuguese lexicon admits a set of words that combine different Latin or Greek etyma. These are commonly said to form a special subset w...
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0 – Observações preliminares De todas as ciências, arrisco-me a dizer que a linguística pertence ao grupo daquelas que, no senso comum, são mais desconhecidas ou, no mínimo, menos bem conhecidas. Esclareço: julgo que, à saída da escolaridade obrigatória, qualquer sujeito escolarizado terá uma ideia minimamente acertada do que são a física, a químic...
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In this study, we examine the nature and content of some phonetic/phonological designations to refer to central vowels. Bearing in mind that epenthetic vowels and unmarked vowels are not always central vowels, we will argue in favour of a thorough distinction between these designations and propose the use of: 1. ‘Central vowels’ to label vowels art...

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I am looking for any theoretical and fieldwork studies dealing with the relation between linguistic rhythm (primary and secondary stress, syllable constituency, segment prosodic distribution, metrical feet, prosodic phrasing, intonational contours, etc.) and rhythmic patterns in poetry and folk music, so that evidence of a link between prosody and several types of codified oral production could be eventually found. I am very interested in data covering as many typologically different languages as possible.

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Project funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon) on the arguments favouring Portuguese as a phonologically weight-sensitive language. Principal Investigator. 2017-2020 Project Reference: FCT.PGLP207457
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Recolha lexicográfica de Portugal e Galiza