Hugo Cardoso, a linguist, graduated from the University of Coimbra and obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam, and has been involved in the study of the Portuguese-based creole languages of Asia since 2004. His research focused originally on the Creole of Diu, among which community he conducted fieldwork for about a year. During that time, he also had the opportunity to prospect the southern states of India, having identified groups of speakers in Kerala, where he collected data he is now preparing to process and publish. Since 2009, he has carried out his research on these topics at the Research Centre for Luso-Asian Studies, a division of the Portuguese Department of the University of Macau. He is currently teaching at this university as well as the University of Hong Kong.
- 2009 The Indo-Portuguese language of Diu. Utrecht: LOT.
- 2009 (editor, Umberto Ansaldo) Accounting for commonalities among the Portuguese-lexified creoles of Asia. Special number of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics 8: 2.
- 2009 (editor, with Selbach, Rachel, & Margot van den Berg (eds.) Gradual creolization; Studies celebrating Jacques Arends. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
- 2001 O cancioneiro das comunidades norteiras: língua, fontes e tradição. Camões – Revista de Letras e Culturas Lusófonas 20: 105-123. .
- 2010 The African slave population of Portuguese India: Demographics and impact on Indo-Portuguese. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 25(1): 95-119.
- 2010 Retenções quinhentistas no crioulo indo-português de Diu. In A China, Macau e os Países de Língua Portuguesa – XX Encontro da Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa, pp. 107-117.
- 2008 Jacques Arends’ model of gradual creolization. In Rachel Selbach, Hugo Cardoso & Margot van den Berg (eds.), Gradual creolization; Studies celebrating Jacques Arends, 13-23. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.