Margarita Correia has a PhD in Portuguese Linguistics from the University of Lisbon, and a Post-Doc in Computational Lexicography at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar – Brazil). She has been a professor at the Department of General and Romance Languages of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon since 1990, where she has taught several courses (including Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology) at undergraduate and graduate levels.
She is a member of the Direction Board of the Centre for General and Applied Linguistics Studies (CELGA-ILTEC, University of Coimbra), where she coordinates the research group Lexicon and Computational Modeling.
She works mainly in Applied Linguistics, with a focus on Lexicography, Terminology, Neology and Language Policy. With José Pedro Ferreira, she directed the projects VOP – Vocabulário Ortográfico do Português [the Spelling Dictionary of Portuguese] (1st and 2nd edition) and Lince – Conversor para a Nova Ortografia [Spelling Converter] (2010), which are official instruments for the implementation of the 1990 spelling reform in Portugal. With José Pedro Ferreira and Gladis Maria de Barcellos Almeida, she coordinated the VOC – Vocabulário Ortográfico Comum da Língua Portuguesa [the Common Spelling Dictionary of the Portuguese Language, Ferreira, Correia, & Almeida (Orgs.) 2017)], under the supervision of the Instituto Internacional da Língua Portuguesa (IILP) [International Institute of the Portuguese Language]. Since 2018, she is the president of the Scientific Board of the IILP.