Program of Study


Courses for the Master's and PhD Programs are organized into:1) Introductory or general courses which underlie the linguistic studies developed in each research line of PPGL. They are offered regularly and taught by any research line faculty member*, according to the periodic schedule or other definition adopted by the research line faculty members. 2) Specific Courses: correspond to the specific courses of the research lines, which are proposed by the faculty members responsible for offering the specific course. 3) Research Seminar Courses or Advanced Topics: correspond to the courses proposed by the research groups/projects. The Course Enrollment may also have restrictions/specifications defined by faculty members. Therefore, these courses will formalize the activities of regular meetings/classes for reading and guiding research work under supervision.



The PPGL curricular framework does require the conclusion of mandatory courses, even though the courses are offered based on the research lines that correspond to the courses. The student may attend the courses that, in agreement with the supervisor, are the most suitable for their general education and the specific contribution to the research. The following are the introductory or general courses indicated in the three research lines:

1) Introduction to Formal Semantics

2) LIN045 - Introduction to discursive-functional grammar;

3) LIN028 - Syntax Theories;

4) LIN018 - Lexicon and Syntax;

5) LIN053 - Mother Language Teaching and Learning: linguistic theories and writing and reading processes;

6) Foundations of Research in Language Teaching and Learning

7) LIN066 - Assessment and teaching of mother and foreign languages;

8) LIN097 - Discourse Analysis and the History of Linguistic Ideas;

9) LIN002 - Introduction to Discourse Studies;

10) LIN100-13 Language Topics: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Bakhtinian Studies;

11) LIN099 - Introduction to Enunciation and Argumentation Studies;

12) Linguistics, Discourse, and Ethics.

 The disciplines of specific interest in each research line are as follows:


1) LIN051 - The linguistic face of automatic processing of natural languages;

2) LIN090 - Topics in theory and functional description of spoken and written language;

3) LIN089 - Formal semantics of natural languages;

4) LIN016 - Terminology: history, theory, and method;

5) Lexical Semantics and Natural Language Processing;

6) LIN131 - Statistics for language studies;

7) Acoustic Phonetics 8) LIN131 - Statistics for language research;

9) LIN069 - Experimental Psycholinguistics: From Data to Language Processing Models;

10) LIN100-16 - Topics in Construction Approach ( click here to access the syllabus).



1) LIN094 - Literacy, discourse and heterogeneity of writing;

2) Enunciative Approaches and Language Teaching

3) LIN086 - Linguistics, Poetics and Translation;

4) LIN015 - Grammatical Theories and Pedagogical Grammars;

5) LIN087 - Analysis and preparation of teaching materials for language teaching;

6) LIN036 - Language course planning;

7) LIN060 - The Development of the Language Teacher Competence;

8) LIN024 - Language teaching approaches;

9) LIN041 - Foreign language interaction and interculturality;

10) LIN014 - Language acquisition and learning theories;

11) LIN056 - New technologies and language teaching;

12) LIN093 - Early childhood language acquisition: practices in early childhood education and the literacy process;


1) LIN004-1 - Introduction to the Historical Semantics of Enunciation: The Politician and the Event;

2) LIN039 - Space of Enunciation and Language Policies;

3) LIN084 - Foucault's Presence in Discourse Analysis;

4) LIN021 - Discourse Analysis: contemporary conceptual issues and ramifications;

5) LIN083 - Brazilian Discourse Analysis: History and State of the Art;

6) DIP-009 - Inscription stands and means of circulation of the literary;

7) DIP-021 - Studying Editorial Objects;

8) LIN077 - Reading Studies in Discourse Analysis and Cultural History;

Research Seminars or Advanced Topics.
1) LIN048 - Advanced Seminars: Foucaultian Discourse Studies;

2) Advanced Seminars of Formal Semantics I;

3) LIN049 - Advanced Research Seminar on History, Teaching, and Discourses about Reading;

4) LIN061 - Seminar about text analysis and event semantics;

5) Seminars on mother tongue teaching and learning;

6) LIN012 - Human language and technology seminars;

7) Applied Linguistics Research Seminars;

8) LIN052- Advanced Seminars in Enunciative Studies;

9) LIN054 - Research Seminars and Advanced Topics in Literacy Practices and Mother Language Teaching and Learning;

The students receiving the Capes Scholarship must enroll in the following Internship Courses:

1) Supervised Internship for Language Teacher Training 1;

2) Supervised Internship for Language Teacher Training 2.


The studies required for the Master's and Doctorate degrees are carried out through a set of activities expressed in credit units.

1 - Each credit unit corresponds to 15 (fifteen) hours of programmed activities, including classes, seminars, laboratory or field work, and individual studies.

2 - The completion of the Master´s degree requires the completion of 100 credits, comprising 36 (thirty-six) credits in courses and 64 (sixty-four) credits corresponding to the approval in the Master's Thesis defense. The completion of the Doctorate degree requires the completion of 200 (two hundred) credits, comprising 55 (fifty-five) credits in courses and 145 (one hundred and forty-five) credits corresponding to the approval in the defense of the Doctoral Dissertation.


1º - The PhD candidate is entitled to take up to 24 credits obtained in Master courses, provided that the request is approved by CPGL.

2º - At CPGL's discretion, post-graduate courses taken as a regular student in another Master's or Doctorate Program or as a special student in another post-graduate program may be recognized up to a maximum of 14 credits, provided that the student has obtained A or B and that the courses have been completed at most two years before enrollment in PPGL.

3º - All courses taken at PPGL as a Special Student may be recognized, provided that the student has obtained an A or a B grade and that they were taken no more than two years before registering as a regular student at PPGL.

4º - Students may submit an application for cancellation of enrollment in courses within a maximum period corresponding to 25% (twenty-five percent) of the fulfillment of the activities provided for the course.

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