Multilingualism and the Politics of Linguistics

5 ECTS / Semestre / Português
  • Understand the relationships between languages and social, political, economic and cultural structures;
  • Identify, distinguish and recognize the relativity of language, dialect, sociolect, variety;
  • Identify families and types of languages;
  • Know and reflect on the current hypotheses of the origin of language;
  • Characterize a monolingual, bilingual and plurilingual linguistic community
  • Understand some linguistic, cognitive and sociocultural aspects of bilingualism and language contact
  • Know and evaluate language policies and their strategies, ideologies and instruments, including language standardization processes, language planning and language protection
  • Acquire skills to intervene in the construction of language policies and in their implementation.


Professor Catedrático
É Professor Catedrático de Linguística na Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais da Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Centro Regional de Braga). A sua…