Coordinators of C-ORAL-BRASIL Project

Tommaso Raso

Tommaso Raso

BA in Arts and Philosophy, Università di Napoli Federico II (1988), PhD in Modern Philology: Lingua, testo e storia, Università di Napoli Federico II (1994) and visiting fellow at UFRJ, and Università di Firenze (Italy). Teaching Assistant at UCLA (1988-1990), Adjunct Professor at Istituto Universitario Orientale de Nápoles (1993-1996), Associate Linguistics professor at Università de Venezia (Italy) from 1996 to 2004, and Associate Linguistics Professor at UFMG from 2004 to 2013. Currently, he is Full Linguistics Professor at UFMG. His Linguistics research focuses on: philology and historical linguistics, Italian, pragmatics, textual linguistics, study of speech and corpus linguistics. His current research project focuses on the compilation Brazilian of Portuguese spontaneous spoken corpora, and analysis of informational structure and illocutions based on spontaneous speech corpora. He coordinates the C-ORAL-BRASIL Project and, together with E. Cresti, coordinates the international partnership between UFMG and Università de Firenze, for the compilation and study of interlinguistic spontaneous speech corpora. He is a fellow of Programa Pesquisador Mineiro and a CNPq researcher, and a referee of the main Italian and European research programs.

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Heliana Mello

BA in Modern Languages at UFMG (1987), MS in Linguistics at UFMG (1990) and MPhil in Linguistics at City University of New York (1992), PhD (1997) and post-doctor (1998) in Linguistics at City University of New York, and a fellow researcher at Escola de Matemática Aplicada da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2012-2013). Currently, she is an Associate Professor at UFMG. She teaches Linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and her research focuses on corpora-based analyses of grammatical system shifts and linguistic contacts, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. Her focus on Corpus Linguistics covers the compilation of corpora and quantitative methodologies of linguistic analysis based on corpora. She also works with Applied Linguistics, with interest on empirical and experimental research about language acquisition and interlanguage studies. Her main research projects are C-ORAL-BRASIL, COBAI and IMAGACT.

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