Eduardo Alves Vieira
Eduardo Alves Vieira is a University Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.
My main research project, which is a linguistic policy study, examines the expansion of the Portuguese throughout the world as an international language. Primarily, I analyze the cultural, educational and economic processes that enable the diffusion of the Brazilian culture and its language. Therefore, I investigate the pros and cons regarding such a linguistic promotion process. I am interested in the relationship between majority and minority languages, and consequently in their language planning. Additionally, I have specialized in sociolinguistics and have interest in areas such as pragmatics and critical discourse analysis, as well as topics related to heritage languages studies, bilingualism, and language identity.
- (2014 – 2017) PhD - Department of Artistic, Literary and Cultural Studies at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
Dissertation title: “Brazilian Portuguese in an International Context: a sociolinguistic, educational, cultural, economic and geopolitical study”.
- (2011 – 2013) MA - Department of Hispanic Philology at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.
Thesis title: “The comment clauses in Spanish”.