Alessandra De Paula

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E-mail: Office: Rolfe Hall 4331

Professor and Sociolinguistic Researcher of Brazilian Portuguese. She is a Tenured Assistant Professor of Portuguese and Philology at Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), who is on leave of absence. She has several publications about the Portuguese phonological system in the Brazilian variety (Rio de Janeiro dialect), and in African varieties (Portuguese from Mozambique and from Sao Tome).

Lecturer of Brazilian Portuguese at UCLA, she is currently working in the area of Portuguese as a Foreign Language, and as a Language of Inheritance.


Ph.D. (2015) Portuguese Language, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and University of Lisbon (ULisboa)

M.A. (2010) Portuguese Language, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

B.A. (2007) with Licentiate Degree (2009) Portuguese and Literature in Portuguese Language, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)