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João de Matos is a teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language and a Ph.D. grant holder in Linguistics (Psycholinguistics) at NOVA University Lisbon (UI/BD/152814/2022). He completed his MA in Language Sciences (Linguistics) at NOVA University Lisbon in October 2020 with a dissertation in the field of Experimental Psycholinguistics about the processing of grammatical gender features in European Portuguese supervised by professors Susana Correia and Matilde Gonçalves. In 2021, his dissertation won the “NOVA FCSH 2020-2021 Gender Equality and Diversity Award” and the “Portuguese Association of Linguistics / Maria Helena Mira Mateus 2021 Research Award”. His main research interests are Experimental Psycholinguistics and Linguistic Processing. At the moment, his main research topic is the interaction between Language, Gender, and Human Cognition.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
João Soares Gonçalves de Matos

Citation names

  • Matos, João de

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
BC13-511F-1D22
ORCID iD
0000-0003-2042-6669

Email addresses

  • joaogmatos@fcsh.unl.pt (Professional)

Websites

  • https://clunl.fcsh.unl.pt/en/team/matos-joao-de-doutorando/ (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Languages and Literatures - Linguistics

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Portuguese (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2) Advanced (C1) Proficiency (C2)
Spanish; Castilian Elementary (A2) Upper intermediate (B2) Elementary (A2) Upper intermediate (B2)
German Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
French Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Education
Degree Classification
2021/09/20 - 2025/09
Ongoing
Ph.D. in Linguistics (Doutoramento)
Major in Psycholinguistics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
"Mapeamento de subsespecificações semânticas nos Masculinos Genéricos do PE" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2020/10
Concluded
MA Degree in Language Sciences (Mestrado)
Major in Linguistics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
"Poderá uma Língua Natural ser Sexista? Avaliação do Impacto de Informação Gramatical e de Estereótipos de Género na Compreensão de Enunciados com Sujeitos Masculinos Genéricos em Português Europeu" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
19 / 20
2016/06
Concluded
Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Licenciatura)
Major in English and German Studies
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
15 / 20
2015/03 - 2015/07
Concluded
Erasmus Fellow (Bachelor)
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2021/06 - Current Researcher (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2020/09 - Current Teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2020/09 - 2020/12 Teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language Universidade Nova de Lisboa Nova School of Business and Economics, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2022 - Current Mapeamento de subsespecificações semânticas nos Masculinos Genéricos do PE
UI/BD/152814/2022
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Matos, João de. Poderá uma língua natural ser sexista?. Lisboa: Colibri. 2023.
    In press
Conference abstract
  1. Matos, João de; Correia, Susana; Gonçalves, Matilde ; Luegi, Paula. "Interpretation of Masculine Generics in European Portuguese". Paper presented in Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Paris, 2021.
Conference poster
  1. Matos, João de; Correia, Susana; Gonçalves, Matilde ; Luegi, Paula. "Estereótipos de Género em Nomes de Categorias Sociais do Português Europeu". Paper presented in XXXVI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, 2020.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2021/10 Interpretação de Masculinos Genéricos em PE: Resultados de um Estudo Experimental XXXVII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Associação Portuguesa de Linguística (Portugal)
2021/09 Interpretation of Masculine Generics in European Portuguese Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP)
(Paris, France)
2021/06 Poderá uma Língua Natural ser Sexista? Encontro sobre Igualdade de Género e Diversidade no Ensino Superior
Incentivo à Publicação | Igualdade de Género e Diversidade, NOVA FCSH 2020-2021 (Lisboa, Portugal)
2020/10 Estereótipos de Género em Nomes de Categorias Sociais do Português Europeu XXXVI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Associação Portuguesa de Linguística (Portugal)
2017/11 Non-Binary Gender Markers in Written European Portuguese: Some Remarks on the Social Dimension of Portuguese Spelling 12th Forum for Linguistic Sharing
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2021/09 - 2021/12 Data Analysis and Statistics Using R (by Dr. Sérgio Moreira)
Seminar
Data Analysis and Statistics Using R
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2020/04 - 2020/04 Introduction to Data Science using Python
Seminar
HackatHOME 2.0
Universidade Católica Portuguesa Unidade de Investigação em Gestão e Economia, Portugal
2017/09 - 2017/09 Advanced Praat
Seminar
Summer Training on Experimental Methods
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2017/09 - 2017/09 ELAN
Seminar
Summer Training on Experimental Methods
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2016/07 - 2016/07 Issues on the Acquisition of Pronouns (by Dr. Maria Lobo and Dr. Ana Madeira)
Seminar
Lisbon Summer School and Graduate Conference in Linguistics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2016/07 - 2016/07 The Psycholinguistics of Grammar (by Dr. Colin Phillips)
Seminar
Lisbon Summer School and Graduate Conference in Linguistics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2016/03 - 2016/03 Praat and acoustic analysis (by Dr. Sónia Frota )
Seminar
Spring Training on Experimental Methods
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2016/03 - 2016/03 Phon and phonetic transcription (by Dr. Susana Correia)
Seminar
Spring Training on Experimental Methods
Universidade de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2021 - Current Associação Portuguesa de Linguística (Portuguese Linguistics Association) Sócio

Interview (newspaper / magazine)

Activity description Newspaper / Forum
2022/06 Interview in a report about gender-fair language use in Portugal: https://www.publico.pt/2022/06/22/p3/noticia/linguagem-inclusiva-nao-capricho-igualdade-respeito-2010431
2021/12 Interview in a report about identity politics and gender-fair language use in Portuguese cultural institutions: https://www.publico.pt/2021/12/24/culturaipsilon/noticia/ano-politicas-identidade-entraram-porta-principal-1989537 Público
Distinctions

Award

2021 NOVA FCSH 2020-2021 Gender Equality and Diversity Award
Encontro sobre Igualdade de Género e Diversidade no Ensino Superior, Portugal
2021 Portuguese Association of Linguistics / Maria Helena Mira Mateus 2021 Research Award
Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, Portugal