Dr Clarissa de Souza Oliveira

Clarissa de Sousa Oliveira is a Research Associate of the UCD Humanities Institute. She has been recently awarded with her PhD in Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition at University College Dublin in June 2017. Her research was funded by CAPES- Coordination for the improvement of Higher Educational Personnel, a Brazilian’s Government Postgraduate fellowship. Her study investigated intergenerational language transmission and language maintenance in Mallet/Paraná-Brazil, with specific focus on language and identity. Using assessments grounded in Ethnolinguistic Vitality Theory (EVT) and ethnography, the study assessed the factors that promote and hinder language transmission in a migrant context. She has developed and is currently running as coordinator a project on the promotion of Brazilian studies, language, culture and literature, a partnership between the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and USP Aucani -Language Education program at USP. She also co-coordinates the Research Writing Group at UCD Humanities Institute. Her research interests include linguistics, language and identity, bilingualism, cultures and migration.

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