Satellite Events

Day 1
06 May 2019

Discourse Analysis Political-Scientific Meeting: discussions, challenges, propositions

Organizers: Helson Sobrinho, Evandra Grigoletto, Fabiele Stockmans De Nardi

Starting Date: May 06, 2019
Ending Date: May 08, 2019

We invite discourse analysts to take part in the Discourse Analysis Political-Scientific Meeting: discussions, challenges, propositions, a satellite event of Abralin50 that is scheduled to take place from May 6 through May 8, 2019 (in the afternoon). A result of talks during the Discourse Analysis workgroup at Anpoll 2018, the meeting aims to contribute to the development, proliferation, and socialization of research in discourse studies of several different theoretical frameworks currently being carried out in Graduate Programs. This action is justified in face of the adverse political and institutional landscape for those attempting to make science today, especially under the current sociohistorical situation, marked by contradictions in the political field. The meeting has been organized around five broad topics: (1) Discourse, politics, capitalism; (2) Discourse, ideology, institutions; (3) Discourse and new discursive materialities; (4) Discourse, subject, resistance; (5) Theory and politics in DA. The idea is to promote exchange and discussion among researchers and graduate/undergraduate students, as well as to reflect upon issues that emerge from the contradictory social practices of capitalism. At the same time, it intends to bring forth theoretical, analytic, and political paths to discourse studies. The event includes the following activities: Opening lecture; presentation sessions; and a final Meeting, to wrap up the event and to compose a proposal report.

Debates in Sociolinguistics

Organizers: Raquel Freitag e Livia Oushiro

Starting Date: May 06, 2019
Ending Date: May 08, 2019

Variationist Sociolinguistics is one of the most traditional and prolific areas in Brazil. However, the debate in Sociolinguistics has generally been taking place in local initiatives and in interinstitutional events, and the area still doesn’t hold a specific event that joins researchers and their research at a national level. Local research groups have developed an important description of several different phenomena, which has contributed to characterizing Brazilian Portuguese and its different varieties, modalities, and registers. The satellite event Debates in Sociolinguistics embodies these initiatives and proposes advances in the methodological and theoretical debates in order to solve problems that are not exclusive to the Brazilian Sociolinguistics scenario. Our aim is to align present works with discussions in Sociolinguistics at an international level. We thus invite participants to submit papers on the topics listed below, for which the questions offer guidelines but don’t restrict the proposals: (1) Mobility, migration, and contact; (2) Variation in production and in perception and (3) Data collecting, control, and treatment.

5th Symposium on Vowels (V SisVogais)

Organizers: Seung Hwa Lee, Marco Antônio de Oliveira

Starting Date: May 06, 2019
Ending Date: May 08, 2019

The 5th Symposium on Vowels is promoted by Research Group on the Socio-Historical Description of Brazilian Portuguese – PROBRAVO. This group was created in early 2005 to describe the vowel systems of several BP dialects in order to clarify the particularities of each dialect and to contribute towards a better and broader description of the Portuguese language spoken in Brazil. PROBRAVO involves the researchers from the 18 IFEs (UFMG, PUCMG, UFU, UNESP, UFPB, USP, UFBA, UESB, UNICAMP, UFRJ, URRGS, UCPEL, UFPEL, UFRO, UTFPR, UFES, UFPA and PUCRS) that are spread from north to south of Brazil. Among the participating IFEs, some are centers of excellence (note 5, 6 or 7) and others are in the consolidation phase or the creation of the research line in the postgraduate program. In addition, the areas of specialty of researchers are distinct – philology, phonology, sociolinguistics, and the theoretical assumptions assumed by the researchers are different. The 5th Symposium on Vowels proposes the advance and the synthesis in the theoretical- methodological debate for a better description of the vowel system of each dialect / language, sharing its knowledge. Thus, we invite the participants to submit papers related to the following themes (exclusive to the vowels). (1) Documentation and constitution of a database on the dialects involved, with a view to systematizing / digitizing documentation on these dialects; (2) Phonetic and phonological aspects of the vowels; (3) Perception, Production and Accommodation; (4) Sociolinguistic aspects of the dialects involved; (5) Inter- and intradialectal variation; (6) Linguistic change.

Discourses and knowledge: analytical practices and forms of comprehension the contemporary

Organizers: Cristiane Dias, Greciely Costa, Marcos Barbai

Starting Date: May 06, 2019
Ending Date: May 08, 2019

To celebrate Abralin’s 50th anniversary, we want to produce a forum for debates and questions to assemble researches that reflects the contemporaneity of our experiences of knowing in the relationship between language and city. Considering that “determinations that define a space, a subject, a life, intersect in the city” (ORLANDI, 2004, p.11), we propose a forum that privileges the different practices of analysis and ways of reading to think the discursiveness in relation to the current socio-historical-ideological conjuncture. Therefore, this satellite event is organized as follows: on the first day, the opening of the event will take place with the musical conference “Subject and city through songs”, with Pedro de Souza (UFSC) and Emílio Pagotto (Unicamp) to work the relations of meaning that are interwined by the letter, by the singing voice, in the discourse`s constitution. Following this lecture, the workshop “Sounds, verses and rhymes of the urban” will be occur, open to the public who will be invited to explore the game between paraphrase and polysemy in music production, based on Brazilian popular music. The meeting will also have three thematic sessions of communications: 1) Language, media and urban narrativity; 2) Discursiveness of school, street and art; 3) Digital discourse, politics and archive. These sessions will take place on the second and third day of the event, welcoming a total of 17 papers, with 15 minutes of presentation each, followed by discussion. We invite researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students to register and present their work in these sessions that will welcome reflections on urban knowledge and language, i.e., an understanding, through the functioning of language, of social phenomena such as language, school, the street, digital, the media, art, the body, among others. On the last day of the event, there will be a “Research Show”, also open to the public. This exhibition will feature invited researchers and will consist of the presentations and debate on ways of constructing different discourse artifacts as part of the process of knowledge production. To conclude our meeting, we propose a final forum on the issues raised throughout the event. In this way, we aim to produce a comprehension of the discursive processes of the contemporary, contributing to questions of method, analytical practices and theoretical device.

Day 2
08 May 2019

Olimpíada Brasileira de Linguística: What it is, what it eats, how it behaves?

Organizer: Bruno L’Astorina

Starting Date: May 06, 2019
Ending Date: May 06, 2019

The languages can be used as tools for domination, identification and affirmation and, thus, are often objects of social controversies involving different social actors. In Brazil, many languages are involved in this complex social process: not only Portuguese, but also the many languages from indigenous people, from immigrants and also the sign languages. Although the field of Linguistics has by its right an important voice in these fields of dispute, often the linguists don’t fill the due spaces for theirs science’s awareness, communication and education – especially in the schools. One possible tool that can contribute in this direction is the one of the Linguistics Olympiads, a tool first developed within the Russian Academia in the years 1960s within the context of the other Science Olympiads and of what is today called problem-based learning. Linguistic problems can be centric in a multidisciplinary education as they converge the development of communicative, cognitive and structuring skills (usually associated to the math and science disciplines) together with the awareness of the cultural and social diversity in the human world (usually accessed by the humanities and arts). This workshop will be in two parts: in the first one, we will do a theoretical overview, discussing: (a) History and conception of Linguistics Olympiad in the world; (b) Structure and organization of the Olimpíada Brasileira de Linguística, and how to create concrete bridges among research, teaching and outreach inside different universities; (c) Problem-based learning and Olympic pedagogy: a view on education for autonomy. In the second part, we deepen the discution about the specific gender of self-sufficient linguistics problems, doing some practical tasks on how to solve, test and compose problems. The intention here is for the participants to be aware on the technical aspects of the gender, having at the same time clearer ideas on how to use the problems as tools for science outreach and as pedagogic strategy in the teaching of linguistics and languages.

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