Hugo Canelas Cardoso

  • Hugo Canelas Cardoso is a researcher of language contact, particularly that involving Portuguese and the formation of creole languages. He has a degree in Modern Languages and Literatures (Portuguese and English) from the University of Coimbra (2002) and, following an MPhil dissertation on the Portuguese lexical element in Suriname’s Saramaccan defended at the University of Amsterdam (2003), he has been focusing on the Portuguese-based creoles of India and Sri Lanka. His PhD project (University of Amsterdam, 2009) consisted of the documentation and description of the Creole of Diu and, since then, he has replicated this research in South India (Cannanore and Cochin) and Sri Lanka (Trincomalee and Batticaloa). He is the author of several articles (e.g. ‘African slave population of Portuguese India: demographics and impact on Indo-Portuguese’, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages; ‘Factoring sociolinguistic variation into the history of Indo-Portuguese’, Revista de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola; ‘The case of addressees in Dravido-Portuguese’, Papia), a contributor of the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (University of Oxford Press) and (co-)editor of various books (e.g. Language endangerment and preservation in South Asia, University of Hawai’i Press; Ibero-Asian Creoles: Comparative perspectives, John Benjamins, with Alan Baxter and MárioPinharandaNunes; Gradual Creolization, John Benjamins, with Rachel Selbach and Margot van den Berg). Since 2013, he is a researcher at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Arts, having previously worked at the University of Coimbra, University of Macau and University of Hong Kong