Bibiana M. F. de Sousa


Born in Germany, but currently residing in Portugal, Bibiana M. F. de Sousa completed her degree in Modern Languages and Literatures of English and German at the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon. Having completed a professional course the field of education, she worked, from 1994, as a resident teacher at the secondary school João de Barros, Corroios. In 2002 she completed a Master’s degree at the Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon, and, in 2012, a PhD in Linguistics at the same university. She also took an IT training course at the socio-professional association of the District of Setúbal. During her teaching career, she has taken on a vast array of pedagogical tasks, and served for eight years as a teacher trainer at the New University of Lisbon. Since 1999, she has been involved in the study of cognitive semantics and semiotics, having participated in several national and international conferences with papers exploring the cognitive paradigm. Among other publications, she co-authored a book entitled Playing football with words: metaphorical images in the sports-newspaper “A Bola”, which focusses on conceptual blending processes between the world of football and Portuguese cultural settings. Most recently she joined the Centre of Linguistic Studies of the New University of Lisbon.