The Association of Portuguese- and Spanish-Lexified Creoles (Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola – ACBLPE) is a scientific and cultural association which aims to:
- promote and develop the study of the Portuguese- and Spanish-lexified Creole languages;
- provide its members with opportunities for debate and collaboration;
- produce reports and make suggestions and critiques on issues related to education and research.
To achieve this, ACBLPE regularly organises several activities, which you may find out about on this webpage.
was founded in 2001, although the scholarly study of these languages goes back to the early days of the academic interest in language contact. Hugo Schuchardt, a German linguist teaching at the University of Graz (Austria) whose work from the 1880s to the 1920s made him the father of creole studies, focused particularly on the Portuguese-based creoles.
Secretary of the Board of Directors:
Secretary of ACBLPE:
General Assembly President:
Mário Pinharanda Nunes
Audit Committee President:
Member: Miguel Gutierrez Maté
Membership of the Association of Portuguese- and Spanish-Lexified Creoles (Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola
– ACBLPE) can be extended to teachers and researchers of these languages as well as those who, though not teachers or researchers, work in this field or related fields. To find out about members’ rights and duties, please read ACBLPE’s Articles of Association.
Become a member
Send your membership proposal
to the Executive Committee, which may, if relevant, ask you for additional information.