Dr Joana Aguiar

PhD in Language Sciences- Specialization in Sociolinguistics with the dissertation “Mechanisms of clause connection: the importance of social variables”, Master in Linguistics with the thesis “Phonological Unites and Processes in Terra Quente variety: contribution to forensic analysis”.

External Researcher in the Centre for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho (Portugal) and invited lecturer in the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (Portugal), where she has taught English Language, English Linguistics, and Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology of Portuguese.  

She has integrated research projects financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology in the areas of phonological frequency patterns, sociolinguistic variation and computer-mediated discourse.

Her main research areas are language variation, syntax and forensic linguistics.

Member of the International Association of Forensic Linguists since 2009.