Claudia Maria Oliveira Bordalo da Costa
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.
- “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)