Currently, CLUNL's researchers are organized in three research groups:
. LiFE - Formal and Experimental Linguistics
. Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology
. Grammar & Text
These groups are committed to investigating specific research topics, especially: L1 and L2 acquisition;
forms and constructions in Portuguese; lexicography and lexicology; multimodality, multilingualism; approaches to language teaching (L1 and L2); language processing; theories of texts and discourses; terminologies and ontologies.