Contact Info: 
email: fbonfim@terra.com.br

Mailing Address: 
Department of Linguistics and Portuguese Language

Av. Antônio Carlos, 6.627 – Language Faculty

Campus UFMG – Pampulha
Zip code: 31270-901
Belo Horizonte – Minas Gerais – Brasil
Telephone:  (31) 9827-6277 (31) 3409-5492 / Telefax: (31) 3409-5113

USA phone: 347-547-6442

Fábio Bonfim Duarte


I am an Adjunct Professor of Linguistics and Portuguese Language at Federal University of Minas Gerais.

My main research interests include syntactic and morphological theory, and the syntax and morphosyntax of South American languages (Tupí-Guaraní, Jê and Aruák in particular) and the Bantu languages that are spoken in Mozambique, such as Nyanja, Shimakonde, Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Xirhonga and Citshwa.  

I am currently researching topics regarding agreement, Case system realization, argument structure, word order, applicative constructions and differential object marking in these languages. I am also involved in a project of documentation, description and revitalization of these languages. One of the goals is to write a descriptive grammar of Tenetehára language.

I teach courses on syntax, morphology, and field methods, in addition to introductory-level courses on language and linguistics.

My CV is available in Portuguese and in English.