Alina Villalva

Principal Investigator

Alina is the fountainhead of the Word Lab. She is a professor of Linguistics at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL) since 1984 and a researcher at the Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa (CLUL, Psycholinguistics Lab) since 2008. She is directly involved in the founding of two significant pan-European research groups: Project European Roots where she is working on a prototype dictionary, and the LandLex research group. She is also a member of Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua (CCPFC/RFO-01126/97) and the Mind-Brain College. Her varied research interests include: theoretical linguistics (word structures, inflection, and word formation), word processing, the diachrony of the Portuguese lexicon and word stories. Her academic background includes a Ph.D. (1995) and an M.A. (1986) in Linguistics , and a Bachelor's in Modern Languages and Literatures (1982) from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Apart from her linguistic endeavours, she loves D-I-Y, gardening and laughing (even if it's at herself). Alina is the fountainhead of the Word Lab. She is a professor of Linguistics at the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL) since 1984 and a researcher at the Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa (CLUL, Psycholinguistics Lab) since 2008. She is directly involved in the founding of two significant pan-European research groups: Project European Roots where she is working on a prototype dictionary, and the LandLex research group. She is also a member of Conselho Científico-Pedagógico da Formação Contínua (CCPFC/RFO-01126/97) and the Mind-Brain College. Her varied research interests include: theoretical linguistics (word structures, inflection, and word formation), word processing, the diachrony of the Portuguese lexicon and word stories. Her academic background includes a Ph.D. (1995) and an M.A. (1986) in Linguistics , and a Bachelor's in Modern Languages and Literatures (1982) from the Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Apart from her linguistic endeavours, she loves D-I-Y, gardening and laughing (even if it's at herself). 


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