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Professor of Linguistics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He holds a PhD in Linguistics (1998), from Leiden University and was a visiting scholar at MIT. Secretary of State of Education during the XXI Constitutional Government. Dean of Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa until November 2015. Chair of the Scientific Council for Social Sciences and Humanities from the Portuguese Research Council (FCT), until November 2015. Member of the Scientific Council of the National Reading Plan, of the National Commission of the International Institute for Portuguese Language, and of the Advisory Board of Camões Institute. President of the Portuguese Linguistics Society (2006-2008). Invited professor at several universities in Brazil, Macao, Spain, The Netherlands and Italy. He dedicates his research activity to the domains of theoretical syntax, language acquisition and development, and educational linguistics, authoring several journal articles, book chapters and books. Secretary of State for Education (since 2015)
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
João Miguel Marques da Costa

Citation names

  • Costa, João

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
E91B-A627-569E
ORCID iD
0000-0003-3058-2227
Google Scholar ID
U8Cxn6gAAAAJ
Scopus Author Id
35486838900

Addresses

  • Departamento de Linguística - FCSH/NOVA - Av. de Berna, 26C, 1069-061, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Professional)

Websites

  • https://clunl.fcsh.unl.pt/equipa/costa-joao/ (Professional)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Languages and Literatures - Linguistics
Education
Degree Classification
2004 - 2004
Concluded
Linguística (Título de Agregado)
Major in Sintaxe
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
1994 - 1998
Concluded
Linguística (Doutoramento)
Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
"Word Order Variation. A constraint-based approach." (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1990 - 1994
Concluded
Linguística (Licenciatura)
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
1994 - 1998 Research Assistant (Research) Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
1996 - 1996 Visiting Researcher (Research) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2012/06 - Current Full Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
1999/03 - 2012/06 Assistant Professor (University Teacher) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
1997/09 - 1999/03 Invited Assistant (University Teacher) Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
Outputs

Publications

Book
  1. Costa, João; Couvaneiro, João. Conhecimentos vs. Competências. Uma dicotomia disparatada em educação. Lisboa: Guerra e Paz. 2019.
    Published
  2. Costa, João; Assunção Caldeira Cabral; Ana Santiago; Filomena Viegas. Conhecimento Explícito da Língua. Guião de Implementação do Programa.. Lisboa: Ministério da Educação - Direcção-Geral de Inovação e Desenvolvimento Curricular.. 2010.
    Published
  3. Costa, João. O advérbio em português europeu. Portugal: Edições Colibri. 2008.
    Published
  4. Costa, João. Subject Positions and Interfaces. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2004.
    Published
  5. Costa, João; Santos, Ana Lúcia. A falar como os bebés. O desenvolvimento linguístico das crianças.. Lisboa: Editorial Caminho. 2003.
    Published
  6. Costa, João; Costa, Ana Luísa. O que é um advérbio?. Lisbon: Edições Colibri. 2001.
    Published
  7. Costa, João. ´Gramática, Conflitos e Violações. Lisbon: Editorial Caminho. 2001.
    Published
Book chapter
  1. Costa, João; Maria Lobo; Fiéis, Alexandra. "A aquisição dos pronomes clíticos em português L1". In Manual de Linguística Portuguesa, edited by Ana Maria Martins; Ernestina Carrilho, 431-452. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2016.
    Published
  2. Costa, João; Ana Maria Martins. "Ordem dos constituintes frásicos: sujeitos invertidos; objetos antepostos". In Manual de Linguística Portuguesa, edited by Ana Maria Martins, 371-400. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 2016.
    Published
  3. Costa, João; Maria João Freitas; Anabela Gonçalves. "Linguística Clínica: alguns dados sobre o português". In Manual de Linguística Portuguesa, edited by Ana Maria Martins; Ernestina Carrilho, 278-307. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 2016.
  4. Costa, João. "A note on parallels between agreement and intervention". In Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, edited by Elisa di Domenico; Cornelia Hamman; Simona Matteini, 83-96. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015.
    Published • 10.1075/la.223.05cos
  5. Costa, João; Pratas, Fernanda. "Null Subjects in Monolingual and Bilingual, Typical and Atypical Development". In Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, edited by Stavroula Stravakaki, 175-190. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015.
    Published • 10.1075/lald.58.08cos
Edited book
  1. Costa, João. Handbook of Portuguese Linguistics ed. 1, ISBN: 978-1-118-79195-0. UK: Wiley-Blackwell.. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell.. 2016.
    Published • Editor
  2. Costa, João. Studies on Agreement. John Benjamins. 2016.
  3. Costa, João. Language Acquisition and Development. Proceedings of GALA 2009. United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.. 2010.
    Published • Editor
  4. Costa, João. O Mundo dos Leitorados. Políticas e Práticas de Internacionalização da Língua Portuguesa. Portugal: Edições Colibri. 2008.
    Published • Editor
  5. Costa, João. Proceedings of GALA 2001. Lisbon: Associação Portuguesa de Linguística. 2002.
    Published
  6. Costa, João. Portuguese Syntax. New Comparative Studies. New York: Oxford University Press. 2000.
    Published
  7. Costa, João. Proceedings of ConSOLE V. Leiden: Leiden University. 1997.
    Published
  8. Costa, João; Rob Goedemans; Ruben van de Vijver. Proceedings of ConSOLE III. Leiden: Leiden University. 1996.
    Published
  9. Costa, João. Proceedings of ConSOLE IV. Leiden: Leiden University. 1996.
    Published
Journal article
  1. João Costa; Alexandra Fiéis; Maria Lobo. "Input variability and late acquisition: Clitic misplacement in European Portuguese". Lingua 161 (2015): 10-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2014.05.009.
    10.1016/j.lingua.2014.05.009
  2. Costa, João. "The boy that the chef cooked: Acquisition of PP relatives in European Portuguese and Hebrew". Lingua (2014):
    10.1016/j.lingua.2014.08.005
  3. Costa, J.; Pratas, F.. "Embedded null subjects in capeverdean". Journal of Linguistics 49 1 (2013): 33-53. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84873080884&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1017/S0022226712000217
  4. Costa, J.; Nino, G.; Maria, L.. "Minimality beyond lexical restrictions: Processing and acquisition of free WH-dependencies in European portuguese". Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 57 2 (2012): 143-160. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84864489212&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
  5. Costa, J.; Lobo, M.; Silva, C.. "Subject-object asymmetries in the acquisition of Portuguese relative clauses: Adults vs. children". Lingua 121 6 (2011): 1083-1100. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-79953099452&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.lingua.2011.02.001
  6. Friedmann, N.; Costa, J.. "Acquisition of SV and VS order in hebrew, European Portuguese, Palestinian Arabic, and Spanish". Language Acquisition 18 1 (2011): 1-38. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-78751628369&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1080/10489223.2011.530507
  7. Costa, J.; Martins, A.M.. "On focus movement in European Portuguese". Probus 23 2 (2011): 217-245. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-80051764670&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1515/prbs.2011.006
  8. Friedmann, N.; Costa, J.. "The child heard a coordinated sentence and wondered: On children's difficulty in understanding coordination and relative clauses with crossing dependencies". Lingua 120 6 (2010): 1502-1515. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-77950866576&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/j.lingua.2009.10.006
  9. Costa, J.; Lobo, M.; Silva, C.. "Null objects and early pragmatics in the acquisition of European Portuguese". Probus 21 2 (2009): 143-162. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-76749169527&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1515/prbs.2009.005
  10. Costa, J.. "A multifactorial approach to adverb placement: Assumptions, facts, and problems". Lingua 114 6 (2004): 711-753. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-1542349075&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.1016/S0024-3841(03)00049-4
Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Costa, João. "Word Order Variation. A constraint-based approach". PhD, Universiteit Leiden, 1998.