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Graduate Program in Language Sciences

 

 

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History

Objectives

Areas of Concentration

Research Lines

Student and Alumni Profile

Doctoral Program

Master’s  Program

Courses

Faculty

Jornals

Publications

 

History

The Master’s Program in Language Sciences was created in 1998, offering areas of concentration in Theory and Analysis of Languages and Linguistics Applied to Teaching. In 2001, the Program expanded to Palhoça, offering the area of concentration in Language and  Information Technology. In 2002, a new curriculum was implemented aiming to align the Program with the National Graduate System (SNPG/CAPES). The program was agglutinated into a unique concentration area named Language, Media and Discursive Processes, and three research lines: Discursive Analysis of Semantic Processes, Textualities and Discursive Practices, and Language, Culture and Media. An Evaluating Committee from CAPES, composed by Dr. Sírio Possenti (UNICAMP) and Dr. Dermeval da Hora Oliveira (UFPB), evaluated the proposal in February 2003. The Arts/Linguistics Committee accredited the Course in January 2004. The Ministry of Education recognized the course on December 21, 2004. The first admissions to the Capes Curriculum took place in the first semester of 2004. In 2007, the course participated of its first triennial evaluation, maintaining the concept 3.

In 2007, the Graduate Program in Language Sciences (PPGCL) elaborated, and then submitted to CAPES in 2008, the project for the Doctoral Program in Language Sciences. The concentration area was called Textual, Discursive and Cultural Processes, with three research lines: Textuality and Discursive Practices, Discursive Analysis of Semantic Process, and Language and Cultural Processes (more recently rearranged in two research lines: Text and Discourse, and Language and Culture). On December 2, 2008, the Evaluating Committee from CAPES, composed by Dr. Diana Luz Pessoa de Barros (UPM) and Dr. Célia Marques Telles (UFBA), evaluated the Program. The CAPES Technical Consulting Council approved the project on December 10, 2008, and the Ministry of Education recognized the Doctoral Program (Ordinance number 589 of June 18, 2009). The first admissions to the Doctoral Program occurred in mid-2009, with the classes starting in July. In 2010 and 2013, the PPGCL obtained the concept 4 from CAPES through the evaluation of the triennia 2007-2009, and 2010-2012. By December 31, 2015, 316 Masters's and 35 PhDs degrees had been awarded by PPGCL.

Objectives

The PPGCL aims at two main objectives:

a) to promote research on language in its textual, discursive and cultural dimensions;

b) to qualify professionals in Literature, Film and Audiovisual, Journalism, Advertising and related areas for research and the production of knowledge about languages, and for teaching in higher education.

Areas of Concentration

PPGCL defines its unique area of concentration as Textual, Discursive and Cultural Processes.

The Master’s and Doctoral Programs are organized around language studies that highlight social practices of linguistic interaction, discursive processes of meaning production, and aesthetic-cultural manifestations.

In other words, the area of concentration consists in Graduate studies on:

a) Oral and written interactions as components of socially situated discursive practices;

b) Processes of meaning production, from its subjective dimension to its social, historical and ideological dimension; and

c) Verbal and non-verbal languages and their correlations in modernity and contemporaneity, as well as the aesthetic and cultural manifestations, with emphasis on the symbolic production and its several supports.

Research Lines

PPGCL has two research lines: Text and Discourse, and Language and Culture.

The research line Text and Discourse deals with processes of meaning production in their subjective, social, historical and ideological dimensions. The research projects connected to this research line understand that meaning processes always happen int specific and unique social events, activating not only language, but also material determinations.

The research line Language and Culture deals with verbal and non-verbal languages and their correlations in modernity and contemporaneity, as well as with aesthetic and cultural manifestations, with emphasis on the symbolic production and its many supports. Research projects connected to this research line work into an intersection between the fields of Literature, Visual Arts, Drama, Music, Photography, Film, Fashion, Anthropology, and Communication.

Student and Alumni Profile

PPGCL attends to undergraduates from Language, Literature, Film, and Social Communication degrees. Moreover, considering the multidisciplinary dimension of the concentration area, PPGCL receives students from a variety of other areas who show an interest in textual, discursive and cultural objects.

The alumni profile is centered on the competences as researcher and professor in Arts area. This profile must result of the student’s participation in academic activities: classes and seminars on specific subjects, theoretical and practical researches, research groups, academic meetings, teaching internship, etc.

The alumni profile is centered on the competences for teaching and research in the grater field of Arts. This profile results from the student’s participation in academic activities: classes and seminars on specific subjects, theoretical and practical researches, research groups, academic meetings, teaching internship, etc.

The competences developed by the Master’s and PhD degree in Language Sciences reflect three aspects: theoretical, practical, and ethical.

The theoretical aspect aims to complement, update and improve the student’s theoretical knowledge, thus enabling students to:

a) To proceed his/her own analysis and synthesis of the theoretical reflection;

b) To observe the language critically, as a multifaceted phenomenon and liable of multiple approaches: cognitive, social, interactional, historical, cultural, political, and ideological;

c) To problematize critically the theoretical perspectives applied to the investigations in language;

d) To advance the area’s conceptual and theoretical context, producing and socializing knowledge.

The practical aspect aims to the research and teaching activities, unleashing actions that enable the student to dominate:

a) form their own analysis and synthesis of theories;

b) critically approach language as a multifaceted phenomenon and liable to multiple approaches: cognitive, social, interactional, historical, cultural, political, and ideological;

c) critically problematize theoretical perspectives;

d) advance the area’s conceptual and theoretical context, producing and socializing knowledge.

The practical aspect relates to research and teaching activities which aim to enable students to master:

a) The theories, methods, and techniques related to the research activity;

b) academic writing;

c)  proficient and critical reading;

d) The practice of reflexive teaching (because the activities are proposed, executed, and evaluated constantly).

The ethical aspect aims to question the influence of research and teaching activities in society. This nucleus is not developed by activities properly, but by themes: the evaluation on the ethical precautions involved in research and teaching procedures, the issues about freedom, non-retrenchment, clarity and responsibility in this process, among other aspects.

The achievement of this profile involves the commitment with the triple function of teaching, research, and extension demande by Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina – UNISUL. Regarding to teaching PPGCL seeks to help students to: (critically) master the knowledge in the specific area of research, develop autonomy, and to commit with their professional practice. Concerning research, activities of investigation are permanently generated and stimulated, supported by theoretical knowledge articulated with the methods in Language Sciences. As for extension, PPGCL systematically promotes activities that enable students to bring knowledge generated in the University to the external community, aiming to stimulate the conscious role of an innovative agent, comprehending the results of the researches as social and public assets.

Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program in Language Sciences is planned to be concluded within 4 years. To achieve the title of Doctor in Language Sciences, the student must complete 48 credits in subjects and 12 credits in dissertation work.

The 1st trimester of the course is dedicated to compulsory courses in the concentration area: Linguistic Studies, Philosophy of Language and Aesthetics.

In the 2nd trimester, the student takes two basic courses in the chosen research line. Text and Discourse and Discourse Analysis are basic courses in Text and Discourse research line; Cultural Studies and Literary Theory are basic courses in Language and Culture research line.

In the 3rd trimester, students have multiple opportunities to deal with specific theories which can be related to their research project. This phase aims to establish an explicit connection between academic and research formation. Through Special Topics, advisers present theories and methodologies that will support their advisees’ research projects.

During the 2nd semester and on the way through the 3rd semester, students participate in Advanced Seminaries. This course has two stages: firstly, students write their dissertation project; secondly, the students present the project to an examination board and to other doctoral students and professors.

In the 4th semester, students take a course named Advanced Reading Topics. In it the they deepens the research fields, and starts to write their dissertation.

Simultaneously, students will have to attend Elective Courses to complete at least 45 credits. In addition, students will have to complete at least 3 credits in Complementary Academic Activities (academic and research activities associated to the PPGCL).

During the 5th and 6th semester, students must prepare the qualification version of the dissertation. This stage culminates with the written qualification of the dissertation by an examination board composed by two professors.

Lastly, the student elaborates the final version of the dissertation, sends it to the examination board, and has a public defense.

View your course:

First Year

Compulsory Courses of Concentration Area

Basic Courses of the Research Line

Special Topics and Advanced Seminaries (beginning)

Second Year

Advanced Seminaries (Final)

Advanced Reading Topics

Third Year

Dissertation Qualification

Fourth Year

Dissertation Defense

Master’s Program

The Master’s Program in Language Sciences is planned to be concluded within 2 years. To achieve the title of Master in Language Sciences, students must complete 24 credits in courses and 6 credits in thesis.

The 1st trimester of the course is dedicated to compulsory courses in the concentration area: Linguistic Studies, Philosophy of Language and Aesthetics.

In the 2nd trimester, the student takes two basic courses in the chosen research line. Text and Discourse and Discourse Analysis are basic courses in Text and Discourse research line; Cultural Studies and Literary Theory are basic courses in Language and Culture research line. 

In the 3rd trimester, students have multiple opportunities to deal with specific theories which can be related to their research project. This phase aims to establish an explicit connection between academic and research formation. Through Special Topics, advisers present theories and methodologies that will support their advisees’ research projects.

In the 4th trimester, the program offers Guided Reading Topics. In these topics, student go through the bibliography of their thesis and write the thesis project.

During the 5th trimester, students qualify the thesis project publicly. Once the project is qualified, students elaborate their thesis and defend them by the end of the 4th semester.

View your course:

First Year

Compulsory Subjects of the Area of Concentration

Basic Courses of the Research Line

Special Topics

Guided Reading Topics

Second Year

Thesis Project Qualification

Thesis Qualification

Thesis Defense

Courses

List of courses updated in June 9th 2017

 

Compulsory courses for the concentration area

Linguistic Studies

Philosophy of Language

Aesthetics

Basic courses for the research lines

Text and Discourse

Discourse Analysis

Literary Theory

Cultural Studies

Compulsory and exclusive courses for the doctoral degree course

Advanced Reading Topics

Advanced Seminaries

Special Topics

ST in DA: Discourse, Culture, Genres and Narratives

ST in Arts: Contemporary Readings

ST Discourse, Culture and Media ST in Studies on Social Imaginary

ST in Identity and Migration in/of Literature: from Local to Global

ST in Language and Psychoanalysis:Capitalist, Scientific, and Religious Discourse ST in Memory, Affects and Participatory Culture

ST in Image Policies

ST in Pragmatics and Relevance Theory

ST in Goal Conciliation Theory

ST in Black and Race: the Fictional Fold and the Strengthening of Racist Imagery

ST in Power Relationships: Memory and Forgetfulness  

Complementary elective subjects

Teaching internship

Guided Reading Topics

Complementary Academic Activities

Faculty

TUBARÃO CAMPUS

Language and Culture

Dr. Alexandre Linck Vargas

DraChirley Domingues

Dr. Heloisa Juncklaus Preis Moraes 

Dr. Mário Abel Bressan Júnior

Text and Discourse

Dr. Andréia da Silva Daltoé

Dr. Fábio José Rauen

Dr. Maria Marta Furlanetto

Dr. Silvânia Siebert

FLORIANÓPOLIS CAMPUS

Language and Culture

Dr. Ana Carolina Cernicchiaro

Dr. Dilma Beatriz Rocha Juliano

Dr. Ramayana Lira de Sousa

Text and Discourse

Dr. Giovanna Gertrudes Benedetto Flores

Dr. Maurício Eugênio Maliska

Dr. Nádia Régia Maffi Neckel

Dr. Solange Leda Gallo

Journals

Linguagem em (Dis)curso (Language in (Dis)course) is a quarterly journal open to collaborators from Brazil and abroad who work on issues related to the discursive-textual field. The papers published in this journal circumscribe specifically text and discourse, separately or in their intersection, and relevant theories to those objects.

Crítica Cultural (Cultural Critique) is a biannual journal open to collaborators from Brazil and abroad who work on issues related to culture and the arts, from theoretical perspectives originated in literary criticism in dialogue with fields of art, cinema, and communication.

Ciência em Curso (Science in Course) is a biannual journal open to collaborators from Brazil and abroad who work on investigating the production and circulation of knowledge, from discursive, cultural and media approaches, problematizing the role of culture and language on contemporary society.

Memorare is a biannual journal open to collaborators from Brazil and abroad who work on proposals bound to the preservation, valorization and dissemination of the material and immaterial cultural patrimony.

Publications

On the links below you can access information about (only in Brazilian Portuguese):

Theses

Dissertations

Books

Books Chapters

Language Collection

Research Groups

Research Projects

 

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