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Claudia Maria Oliveira Bordalo da Costa

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Claudia Maria Oliveira Bordalo da Costa

47 Burrowes, Cubicle 2

Phone: (814) 865-0035

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Education:

B.A., Pedagogy. - Signorelli International University (2021)
M.A., Language Studies and Linguistics - Fluminense Federal University (2020)
B.A., Letters - Portuguese and Literature - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (2015)

Research Interests:

Heritage language acquisition, Second language acquisition, Bilingualism and Code-switching

Biography:

Claudia is a graduate student in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese at Penn State University, where she specializes in Hispanic Linguistics.  She earned a B.A. in Letters, Portuguese and Literature from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a B.A. in Pedagogy from the Signorelli International University. She also earned a M.A. in  Language Studies and Linguistics from the  Fluminense Federal University in Brazil. She speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish, Japanese and a few French. Her mainly research interests are focuses Bilingualism, Second language acquisiton, Portuguese as a Heritage Language and code-switching. Besides linguistics, Claudia likes to spend time playing with her dog Duda, playing videogames, reading mangás and swimming.

Publications:

  • “The learning of a Heritage Language in the early years” (In Portuguese) – Final Paper – Undergraduate thesis – 2021
  • “Portuguese as a Heritage Language in Japan: Textual production in focus.” (In Portuguese) – M.A. Dissertation – 2020
  • “The construction of Brazil’s reality through the videos used in the Celpe-Bras exam in the 21st century.” (In Portuguese) – Final Paper – Undergraduate thesis – 2015

Grants and Awards:

  • Teaching Assistantship – Portuguese as a Second Language from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (CLAC & PEPPE – UFRJ)

Preferred Pronouns:

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