The research group

Denise Pozzani de Freitas Barbosa


Research fields

Phonetics and Phonology, Linguistic variation and change


From 2007 to 2011, I worked with gradient aspects of speech production, describing Brazilian Portuguese affricates from a particular dialect. I have been also collaborating with other group members in the investigation of phonological acquisition by adults and in the description of acoustic characteristics of guttural fricatives and approximants, with focus on Spanish.


The main issues I have been recently researching are linguistic variation and change, focusing on allophonic variation of distinct Brazilian Portuguese dialects. On this topic, I developed my Master's thesis at the University of Campinas under the supervision of Dr. Eleonora Albano. I also have experience in Portuguese Language teaching and teacher's trainning.

Contact information

Dinafon stands for Dinâmica Fônica, i.e., speech dynamics, and expresses the research interests of a group of phonologists/phoneticians directed by Eleonora Albano.

phone  +55 19 35211532
Rua Sérgio Buarque de Holanda, 571
Cidade Universitária
Campinas/SP – Brazil
CEP 13.083–859

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