Special Sessions

Day 1
06 May 2019
Day 2
07 May 2019
Day 3
08 May 2019

In language and in the network: divided speeches

Organizers: Lucília Maria Abrahão e Sousa, Dantielli Assumpção Garcia

The thought of Michel Pêcheux summons us to a position of permanent exercise of the political and the poetic in the language, under the influence of a constant movement. Is this related to the fact that the problem can not be attained and, ultimately, to the senses they produce, are not all that concerned and what can be done to create an absolute path? The part of the assertive of the middle of the language has not the part of the end of the digital network on the same and the same, with what is not possible in the moment. who can always move and become others. The ideological interpellation, the terms, the way of expressing yourself, the impression, the imagination, the expression in a more evident way and that of a sense of consciousness are what cause yours. As this operation is never given as an exact measure, such as the change of space, movement, ambiguity, equivocation, stumbling in the language and in the saying of the subject; A Drives Poetry and the Officials in Constant Play. From the first, we say that it is the redouble of an effect upon itself, re-arranging in origami form the tissue where something was stabilized; of the politician, the possibility of one becoming ever different and another of the embodied meanings of power in their forms of socio-historical inscription. In this symposium, we will try to promote a moment of reflection on such conceptual bases of the Discourse Analysis and will receive theoretical and / or analytical research that works analyzing different discursive materialities arranged in the digital network (or outside of it) in which the poetic and / or the politician shout and say about the subjects, the senses and their relations with ideology, history and language. Finally, we will try in this symposium to produce a space of listening and analysis of the rumors that are in constant operation in the contemporaneity so affected by the technologies. The proposal of this symposium is justified by seeking to create a space for listening to different theoretical and / or analytical researches, so it could not be in an individual communication format, that works by analyzing different discursive materialities arranged in the digital network (or outside it ) in which the poetic and / or the political mark a saying about the subjects, the senses and their relations with ideology, history and language.

Researches In Lexical Sciences: Current Perspectives, Challenges And Trends

Organizers: Elizabete Aparecida Marques e Maria Cristina Parreira

Places: 100

Organized by the Working Group on Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology of the National Association of Post-graduation and Research in Literature and Linguistics (GTLex / ANPOLL), this symposium proposes to combine theoretical and analytical works whose object is the lexicon of a natural language or contrastive works between two or more languages. The symposium aims to bring together scholars, researchers and other specialists who, in addition to the interest in the lexicon, can contribute to the reflections and discussions within the scope of the lexical sciences. The main object of this symposium is therefore around conceptions, principles and presuppositions, beyond the current perspectives, challenges and trends in the field of lexical studies, attempting to promote dialogue with the theme of the 11th International Congress of ABRALIN. The discussions will take place through the presentation of papers that contemplate different views on the lexicon and a wide range of possible connections. It is hoped that research results can be presented based on reflections considering mainly issues related to the different fields of the lexical sciences and that focus on current trends of research on the lexicon as well as its interfaces with other areas of knowledge. The symposium will host works on Lexicology, considering the onomastic, neological and dialectal studies; Lexicography, both theoretical and practical; Terminology and Terminography, taking into consideration works that are inserted in the terminological studies – monolingual or bilingual, and Phraseology and Paremiology, considered in all its theoretical aspects.

Portuguese language teaching: the production of senses in different genres and discursive domains

Organizer:Tania Maria Nunes de Lima Camara

Reflecting on the teaching of the mother language to native speakers is one of the main objectives of contemporary linguistic studies. Debates and referral of pedagogical proposals arise in order to seek the achievement of one of the main purposes of this reflection: the teaching of Portuguese as a linguistic education, based on the use of the language in diferente contexts – genres and discursive domains. The role of forming a citizen capable of proficiently using the mother language in producing oral and written texts in situations with diferente degrees of formality is therefore evident. Important questions arise from this essential purpose: a) Is this the work that is actually being done in the classroom today?; b) Will the student be in touch with the text, both as a listener/reader, and as a speaker/writer, reflecting on the linguistic choices made, with a view to the production of meanings?; c) Will the text truly play a central role in pedagogical practice?; d) Will the teaching material used be adequate to achieve this higher purpose? This way, to reflect and to present possible ways in these questions, among others possible, constitutes the main objective of this Symposium, a space of presentation of completed or ongoing researches, as well as practices of teaching of Portuguese Language in its multiple aspects: oral, reading and writing oral and written texts, recognizing the phonological, morphosyntactic, semantic, pragmatic choices made, in their different degrees of functionality and expressiveness, appropriate to the communicative situation. The theoretical-methodological bases are based on Antunes (2010, 2015); Bakhtin (1992; 2013); Bortoni-Ricardo (2012; 2014); Castilho (2010); Cressot (1947); Fiorin (2015); Franchi (2011); Garcia (2006); Guedes (2006; 2009); Maingueneau (2015); Marcuschi (2008); Martins (2008); Neves (2010; 2015); Red (2012; 2015); Simões (2010), among other authors. The symposium will last 3 hours and will include the presentation of 10 papers, selected by anonymous evaluation process. Each of the works will have 15 minutes duration and the final 30 minutes for discussion.

Contributions of Phonetics to the Study of the Phonological Component

Organizers: Rosane Silveira, Denise Cristina Kluge

Experimental phonetics has increasingly contributed to the development of phonological theories. Researchers nowadays have access to a number of programs (e.g. PRAAT, TP-Worken, VocalTractLab, DMDX, PHON) that allow for a more detailed description of segments and speech prosody, including acoustic, perceptual, and articulatory data, as well as speech processing data. The role of the phonetic detail in the development of the phonological system has been investigated in studies on language acquisition (e.g., Albano, 2011, Vehman, 2014) in the field of linguistic variation (Bybee, 2010, Cristófaro-Silva, Fonseca, Cantoni, 2011) and in the research on the development of a second language (Ellis, 1998; Flege, 2007; Fowler et al., 2008; Zimmer, Silveira, Alves, 2009). Considering the growing number of studies in this area, we invite researchers in the field of phonetics or laboratory phonology (Pierrehumbert, Beckman, Ladd (2000) to presente papers that contribute to the discussion about the role of phonetic detail, highlighting theoretical and methodological questions relevant to the discussion about the role of variability in the acquisition of an L1 or in the development of an L2. Some relevant themes for this symposium are the relationship between speech perception and production, the contributions of phonetics to phonological theories, the way in which lexical factors influence the development of phonetic-phonological components, methodological challenges for the investigation of the role of the phonetic detail in speech perception and production. This symposium welcomes research in the fields of formal linguistics, applied linguistics, and psycholinguistics, in order to promote a further opportunity for dialogue between the different fields and debate on the challenges faced by researchers in conducting their research. Considering this wealth of possibilities, this symposium intends to demonstrate the wide range of studies related to this topic, developed in different Post-Graduate Programs.

Description and phonological analysis

Organizers: José Magalhães, Elisa Battisti

Historical linguistics of indigenous languages ​​in Brazil

Organizers: Ana Suelly Arruda, Sanderson Castro Soares de Oliveira, Andérbio Márcio Silva Martins

The descriptive studies of indigenous languages of the 45 genetic groups in Brazil have expanded over the past 30 years and have provided new data for comparative and historical research that began in the second half of the nineteenth century with Steinen (1882), Lucien Adam (1879, 1896, 1890), Brinton (1884, 1885) and Chamberlain (1913). In Brazil, it is in the second half of the 1930s that Brazilian researchers develop historical-comparative studies of indigenous languages. Among them are Mansur Guérios (1938, 1939, 195) and his student, Aryon Dall’Igna Rodrigues (19581, 1958b, 1964), both followers of the Comparative Historical Method of unquestionable contribution to the revelation of answers on the prehistoric past of the languages (KAUFMAN, 1990; CAMPBELL, 2009). Studies based on this method have also made it possible to consolidate the functionality of comparative analysis theories and methods, which allow the diagnosis of degrees of genetic relationships between languages and the reconstruction of parts of the linguistic systems of individual languages and sets of languages, as well as allowing the description of the nature and directions of the changes that have occurred throughout the history of languages. The descriptive and historical-comparative studies of indigenous languages go together, the first feeding the second, in the search for knowledge of the linguistic and cultural prehistory of the native peoples of South America, among which are the native peoples of the Brazil. These studies focus on the greatest contemporary linguistic diversity in the Americas. Historical linguistic studies constitute a current need, not only for the science of language, for the knowledge of the prehistory of peoples, but also for the ethnic groups speaking in these languages, “given the curiosity they have of the past of their ancestors, whose knowledge can provide answers to questions concerning the history of the societies to which they belong, and also contribute to securing their constitutional rights “(RODRIGUES, 2005). Thus, historical-comparative studies have revealed knowledge of great relevance on the prehistory of the native peoples of this South American continent and, more recently, from the interface of studies of different areas – human genetics, archeology, ethnohistory and linguistics. The present thematic symposium aims to reunite research results that associate linguistic descriptions with historical comparative research as a contribution to the historical linguistics of the indigenous languages of Brazil and to the cultural past of its speakers. Its main objective is to open space for (1a) new hypotheses about genetic relations between genetic groupings of or represented in Brazil; (1b) inclusion of languages into families or language stoks; 1c) revisions of language(s) genetic classification (2) presentation and discussion of proposals for (2a) lexical reconstruction, and (2b) phonological reconstruction; (2) morphosyntactic reconstruction, (3) presentation and discussion of hypotheses about linguistic families and their genetic nature; (4) discussion of temporal relativity within the concept of linguistic prehistory of Brazilian indigenous languages; (5) reconstruction of prehistoric phases of indigenous languages; (6) presentation and discussion of hypotheses about possible centers of origin and / or prehistoric diversification of languages; (7) prehistoric contacts between peoples speaking dialects of the same language, related languages or genetically distinct languages; (7) initial discussion about the need for etymological dictionaries of genetic groups of Brazilian Indigenous languages. Studies that contemplate this objective and that interface with archeology, history, human genetics or anthropology are welcomed, as they are all of fundamental importance for the reconstruction of the linguistic and cultural prehistory of the peoples speaking native Brazilian languages. The present symposium will embrace advanced discussions, developed by scholars devoted to the historical-comparative studies of Brazilian indigenous languages, in order to gather innovative and substantial results that add to what is already known about the historical linguistics of the indigenous languages of Brazil and that give greater visibility to the studies developed in Brazil in this area of knowledge.

Language Teacher Education In Graduate Programs

Organizer: Wagner Rodrigues Silva

This symposium is configured as a sharing space of ongoing or completed scientific researches on the education of mother or foreign language teachers in service, promoted in stricto sensu graduate programs, in academic and professional settings. The relevance of this proposal is justified by two main interconnected reasons: (1) proposition of 16th Target of National Education Plan (NEP), among twenty targets to be achieved in the 2014 – 2024 decade, involving all levels of formal instructions in the Brazilian territory: “to graduate at graduate level 50% (fifty per cent) of teachers in elementary schools until the last year of this NEP’s validity” (MEC/SASE, 2014, p. 51); (2) expansion of professional graduate for educators in Brazil, in the face of the national consolidated academic setting. An example of the expansion is the Professional Master’s Degree Program in Language (ProfLang) for teachers of Portuguese as mother language acting in public schools, in the modality of national network currently totaling forty-nine units, denominated associated institutions. As reflection of scientific culture in the different areas of knowledge, highlighted by the formation of highly qualified researches for the theoretical development and for the renewal of staff in universities and other research institutions, the language teachers in elementary schools were kept away from the stricto sensu courses or, when they completed their masters or doctorate, they left their field of work in elementary schools, differently from more recent in servisse demanded education, when it is desired the permanence of master or doctor teachers in elementary education. The NEP monitoring report (INEP/MEC, 2018, p. 271) shows that, between 2008 and 2017, only 2,4% and 0,4% of teachers in Brazilian elementary schools, responsible by different school subjects, had master and doctorate’s degree, respectively. According to academic tradition to be overcome, to the elementary school practitioners remained the roles of participants, contributors, subjects or even research objects in investigations in language sciences. In other words, the teachers were hardly represented as or assumed the role of researchers or, rather, of teacher-researchers. The researches about teachers’ education has been consolidating in the field of Applied Linguistics (AL), especially in its own graduate programs, maintaining the teaching and learning language teachers as a concentration area or research line, which has resulted in the production of scientific researches in dialogue with different disciplines or fields of knowledge, given the complexity of research objectives built. Thus, in this symposium, located in the antidisciplinary field of AL, it is intended to answer the following questions, among others that may contribute to the development of the topic and the education of language teachers in elementary schools: How has the research paradigm of graduate researches in AL been configured regarding the formation of language teachers? What are the contributions of academic and professional graduate programs to the language teachers’ education? What are the particularities or specificities assumed by academic and professional graduate programs for the language teachers’ education? How has the investigative paradigm of research in the stricto sensu graduate, developed by the teachers of the elementary school, been configured? What are the roles assumed by language teachers from elementary school upon entering the stricto sensu graduate course? How have graduate students stricto sensu contributed to language teaching in elementary school?

Text and Teaching

Organizers: Vanda Maria Elias, Sueli Cristina Marquesi

Text and Teaching symposium aims to propose a discussion about how textual studies in the field of Textual Linguistics can contribute to Portuguese language teaching, especially in writing and reading practices, by means of a sociocognitive and interactional approach. Besides, considering that the constant technological innovations to which we are exposed today highlight the dynamicity and plasticity of our textual practices, and in this sense we can no longer think of texts as relatively fixed and stable units, the symposium is also a privileged space for the discussion of how text studies, until then undertaken, have been responding to questions related to aspects such as hypertextuality, multimodality and coherence, and how these studies have subsidized the teaching of text production and understanding in new contexts. We will accept abstracts that are related to the theme and research field within the symposium scope area, and that present definite objectives, theoretical anchoring and methodology, as well as the obtained results.

Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies of figurativity: contributions to applied field

Organizers: Edwiges Morato, Maity Siqueira

The purpose of this symposium is to congregate methodologies from psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies on figurativity (metaphor, proverbs, irony, idioms, etc.) with an experimental and observational bent. The specific goals of the symposium are: (i) to highlight the understanding of the linguistic-cognitive aspects involved in the processing of figurativity, (ii) to present and discuss the methodology of research on figurative phenomena from different perspectives, and (iii) to identify implications of the studies under consideration in applied fields (such as Health and Teaching, for example). The symposium hopes to gather studies highlighting developments and advances on the seminal work of Lakoff and Johnson on conceptual metaphor (1980), either from cognitivist or from pragmatic perspectives on the phenomenon. Thus, we expect to have in the symposium the collaboration of researchers interested in the analysis of figurative language in experimental settings and in social use, based on diferente corpora, such as data from (native or second) language acquisition or from clinical groups (people with aphasia or Alzheimer's Disease), for example. The proposal encompasses not only an important topic on the scientific agenda in the context of the study of language and cognition, but also a topic of great social relevance given the potential impact of the applied character of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic studies. Finally, we hope to address in the context of the symposium a number of contemporary challenges in the study of figurativity: systematic research, articulation of (qualitative and quantitative) methodologies, establishment of parameters in the interpretation of figurative language, and compilation of authentic corpora.

Grammar and interfaces research

Organizers:Danniel Carvalho, Eloisa Pilatti

Historiography of Linguistics: traditions and ruptures in the history of linguistic knowledge

Organizers: Neusa Barbosa Bastos e Ronaldo de Oliveira Batista

The thematic symposium contemplates communications that put in analytical perspective the production, development and circulation / reception of the knowledge about the language in different temporal cuts. The presentations may deal with analyzes of linguistic theories, grammar or dictionaries, forms of language teaching, among other types of work whose subject matter fits into the critical analysis of the history of linguistic knowledge.

Advances in Corpus and Computational Linguistics

Organizer: Heliana Mello

Corpus/Computational Linguistics has been continuously growing as a result of its possibility to support any field in Linguistics that cares for the study of authentic production and usage data.  The area, thus, develops corpora compilation methodologies, tools for their study that range from form listing up to multiple level annotation and  metrics for the study of diverse linguistic phenomena. The available corpora, as well as those under current compilation, allow for the study of both spoken and written language. Additionally, corpora serve the purpose of studying the development of specific languages, interlinguistic comparison, and more traditional linguistic areas such as phonology, pragmatics, semantics, syntax and sociolinguistics. Furthermore, corpora are the basis for the development of computational linguistics tools, besides serving as data for multidisciplinary studies such as those in the growing field known as Big Data studies.

The Special Session “Advances in Corpus and Computational Linguistics” is dedicated to the presentation of already available corpora and those under compilation, as well as computational tools for corpora study. This proposal is justified given the diversity found in the area in present-day Brazilian Linguistics, covering among others:  the study of first and second language acquisition, the study of specific language varieties, translation studies, as well as methodological studies covering new technologies that foster corpora compilation and analysis.

Phonological acquisition of English-L2: challenges and proposals

Organizers: Ronaldo Lima Jr., Clerton Barboza

The Phonological Acquisition of Foreign Languages ​​is a multidisciplinary area that has undergone great growth in the national and international context. It is a sub-area of ​​Linguistics that deals with knowledge originated in several other sub-areas of linguistic studies, such as Phonetics, Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, among others. Similarly, studies on phonological acquisition of foreign languages ​​have the potential to contribute to these different areas of Linguistics, as long as their researchers and future researchers form the opportunity, as proposed in this Symposium, to reflect on the challenges and possible theoretical-methodological refinement of their research. Given the growth in the area, expressed in the total number of Master’s and Doctoral studies recently defended in our country, as well as the number of papers submitted and presented in similar Symposiums in the last two editions of the Abralin Congress, this symposium aims to bring together researchers from different regions and academic centers of Brazil in order to discuss the main theoretical and methodological challenges faced by this area of ​​research. The main challenges stem from the transdisciplinary nature of this area of ​​research. There are multiplicities found in the theoretical bases, ranging from Gerativism to Dynamical Systems Theory; (perception and production of vowels, consonants, morphemes, prosodic elements, effect of perceptual training or explicit instruction, intelligibility and comprehensibility, training and continuing education of teachers, etc.); and methodological approaches (qualitative and quantitative, with oitive, acoustic, articulatory, trait, autossegmental, etc.). These multiplicities make it imperative to hold periodic meetings between researchers for up-to-date discussions on the challenges and possible proposals for research. The discussions proposed at this symposium have the potential to contribute research from any foreign language, second language or additional language; however, aiming at a greater delimitation of scope for the symposium to become an advanced and specialized discussion space, it was decided to limit its topic to the acquisition of English phonology as L2. The English language became the lingua franca of the era of global instantaneous communication. About two billion people worldwide are able to make use of English for educational, cultural and / or commercial interaction (BOLTON, 2004; CRYSTAL, 2004; KACHRU, 2005). For the first time in history, a language has a greater number of non-native speakers than native speakers. Although English language teaching has been mandatory in the Brazilian curriculum for decades, our people have low oral proficiency. In higher education, the picture is similar. Notorious have been the difficulties associated with the internationalization of Brazilian universities, often associated with low oral proficiency in Shakespeare’s language. One of the great challenges to the Brazilian apprentice towards English proficiency is associated with phonological issues, such as, for example, the low graphological correspondence of English when compared to Portuguese. Aiming to influence positively the aforementioned problems in the applied field, the realization of this proposal of a thematic symposium involving the phonology of L2 English has much to contribute to the dissemination of scientific knowledge in the area. Through the presentation and discussion of works, we hope to promote a reflection about how we can improve, as a developing area, the experimental methodology that characterizes our studies. Additionally, we seek to establish the discussion about the need for consistency between the methodological care employed in the studies and the conceptions of language and linguistic development that govern the work. We believe, therefore, that the development of this symposium is justified not only by strengthening the ties between researchers dedicated to this new field of research, but also by serving as a motivating element for the reflection of the research agenda and the challenges to be addressed. their researchers.

A narrative perspective on language teachers’ teaching practice

Organizers: Ana Carolina de Laurentiis Brandão, Patrícia Vasconcelo de Almeida

The main aim of language teacher education initiatives is to offer opportunities for pre-service and in-service teachers to become critically reflective professionals, able to propose didactic-pedagogical interventions based on the analysis of global and local contexts, and to assess and research their own practice. Researching language teachers’ teaching practice is important not only for better understanding diverse educational contexts, but, above all, for proposing interventions in the language learning and teaching process at schools, and in teachers’ initial and continuing professional development. Many researchers in Applied Linguistics are drawing upon methodologies that use teachers’ life stories, such as narrative research approaches, as a way to make sense of teaching practice (see Barkuizen et al., 2014; Johnson & Golombek, 2011; Kalaja et al., 2008; Kamhi-stein, 2013; Telles, 2004; Tsui, 2007). Like Connelly and Clandinin (2006), and Clandinin et al. (2007), we believe that adopting a narrative perspective goes far beyond storytelling: it involves the understanding of teachers’ experiences as a phenomenon to be analysed. In this sense, the aim of this symposium is to create a space for discussing papers that use narrative methods and/or research methodologies for studying issues related to language teachers’ teaching practice, such as (but not limited to): (1) language materials design and implementation, (2) the use of digital artefacts in language teaching and learning, (3) initial and continuing professional development initiatives, (4) the language role, and (5) professional identity construction.

Studies In Rethoric And Linguistic Of Text/Speech In Various Genres

Organizers: Deywid Wagner de Melo, Maria Francisca Oliveira Santos

This Symposium approaches studies in rethoric and linguistiic of text/speech in various genres of oral and written language modalities, whether related to the classroom, whether related to the social contexts that involve professional environments or the daily life of the human being. Considering the importance that rhetoric has in people’s lives when subjects are involved with the various discourses that circulate in society, it is necessary to look for theories that collaborate to the understanding of how happens the persuasive process so recurrent in social practices, because when opening the mouth the interactant already produces texts that constitute textual / discursive genres, according to the intended communicative purpose. In this sense, the symposium objective to meet works that privilege the theme in discussion, so that analyzes of diverse textual / discursive genres can be shown. The methodological approaches may be qualitative, quantitative or qualitative-quantitative, according to the pretensions of the researches developed or in process. The authors with whom the dialogue is sought are: Reboul (2004), Perelman and Olbrechts-Tyteca (2005), Marcuschi (2008), Koch (2003), Koch and Elias (2009), Fairclough (2001), Van Dijk (2010), among others. In light of the theories of these authors, it intends to show the argumentative marks materialized in the discourses in the complexity of human relations in which at all times one tries to convince or persuade the other of what is defended. We understand rhetoric as the art of persuading discourse, according to Reboul (2004), present in the act of arguing, but do not ignore the other concepts of existing Rhetoric, provided that they are complementary to those discussed at the time. In the case of discourse, the idea of “a mode of action, a way in which people can act on the world and especially on others, as well as a mode of representation […] is socially constitutive […]contributes to the constitution of all dimensions of the social structure that, directly or indirectly, shape and restrict it” (FAIRCLOUGH, 2002, p. 91). In this conceptual line, also appear the concepts of ideology and power that demarcate social relations in particular, in an argumentative context, when the contradictory is established and the conflicts of domination and power arise in these surrounding social structures.

Language And Cognition: Studies On Portuguese In Use

Organizers: Jussara Abraçado, Paulo Henrique Duque

This symposium aims to create a space for the socialization of research based on phenomena involving one or more varieties of Portuguese in use. By conceiving cognition as culturally engaged, Cognitive Linguistics has expanded its fields of action at the theoretical, methodological, descriptive, analytical, experimental and application levels. Based on the principle that language is governed by general domain cognitive processes and therefore not exclusively linguistic, this symposium intends to be the stage for presentation and discussion of results from studies that are based on analysis of data extracted from one or more variety of the Portuguese in use and that deal with aspects of cognitive, social, discursive, historical and semantic-pragmatic nature in the explanation of the phenomena under analysis. Considering that the individual necessarily ascribes to speech their socio-cultural identity, in time and space, and that the conditions of interaction and the discursive needs, mediated by cognition, influence the grammar of a language. Researches developed under the Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Sociolinguistics and other currents that with Cognitive Linguistics establish interfaces are welcome. In this view, we invite to participate in this symposium papers that intend to (i) examine processes of change in one or more varieties of Portuguese in use; (ii) discuss issues related to Portuguese as a pluricentric language, (ii) relate (inter) subjectification to processes of linguistic change; and (iii) encourage studies concerned with discussing and deepening knowledge about the relationship between cognition and society, variation and cognition.

Methodological perspectives of metaphor analysis

Organizers: Solange Vereza, Neusa Salim Miranda

This symposium has as its general aim to present and discuss methodological /analytical research proposals that focus on metaphor. Since the introduction of CMT (Conceptual Metaphor Theory), studies on metaphor have not only gained great relevance, but also developed their own analytical methodologies, largely focused on the identification of linguistic metaphors that could reveal underlying conceptual metaphors. The use of authentic corpora and corpus linguistics, based mainly on Deignan’s (2005) proposal, contributed largely to this analysis, in its first phase: that of identifying metaphorical vehicles, conceived as linguistic evidences of cognitive metaphors. More recently, following a discursive-cognitive tendency, introduced mainly by Cameron (2007), Semino (2008), Charteriz Black (2005), Low et al (2010), among others, metaphor began to be investigated not only from the perspective of its conceptual nature, as a figure of thought, but of its functioning in discourse. This turn, however, did not imply a rupture with the cognitive perspective, but rather a new look articulated with it. The studies which have emerged from this tendency, within a theoretical-methodological point of view, are based on concepts and analytical units proposed by several researchers. Among these, the ones which stand out in the literature are: metaphore (CAMERON and DEIGNAN, 2006), systematic metaphor (CAMERON and MASLEN, 2010), discursive metaphor (ZINKEN, 2007) and situated metaphor, which have had an impact on metaphor analysis, in the context of language in use. The use of this methodology complements – and does not replace – the one which is more traditionally related to conceptual metaphor. Thus, contemporary studies of metaphor follow a wide range of methodological perspectives that promote analyzes of different (but not divergent) aspects of metaphor, from its more stable constructional nature, to its dynamics in discouse. Reflecting on these perspectives and on their possible interfaces represents, therefore, the purpose of this symposium. We welcome, thus, papers that present theoretical and analytical support for this reflection, exploring, in some way, the following questions: (a) how does the discursive dimension of metaphor articulate with its cognitive dimension? (b) what is the role of cognitive/discursive metaphor in textual reference and / or argumentation? (c) in what way do more stable representations, such as frames, MCI, image schemas and grammatical constructions participate in the constitution of metaphorical meaning? (d) in what way, and with what implications, can the relationship between metaphor and discursive genre (as seen in a cognitive view as a frame) be established? (e) how can the conceptualization of cognitive metaphor itself be refined, or even rethought, from the cognitive-discursive perspective? (f) how does the discursive-cognitive approach throw light on the ideological dimension of metaphor? Exploring these questions, therefore, requires a multidimensional look at the phenomenon of metaphor, thus promoting, as indicated in the objectives of Abralin50, “the debate on the most recent theoretical-methodological tendencies of the area.”

Language and discourse in the midst of transformations in the field of work, in contemporary times

Organizers: Rodrigo Oliveira Fonseca​, Luciana Nogueira​

Language is work and this homology “is based on the fact that both are neither arbitrary nor natural and base their necessity on the fact that they are social production, interaction between man and reality (natural and social)” (ORLANDI, 1984). Language, like work, can thus be understood as an action that transforms – and that transforms itself throughout history. Thus, one question that arises is: how do contemporary transformations around work forms and processes affect language (and are marked therein)? The increasing flexibility and deregulation of employment relations, together with the increase in structural unemployment, has been increasing the number of subcontracted, temporary, outsourced and self-employed workers (“pejotizado” or “self-entrepreneurs”) in various sectors of the economy, from urban transport to the provision of educational services. While online service platforms and applications seem to make the employer’s figure disappear, merging it imaginarily with that of the consumer, the whole set of new communication technologies and their uses mean that, even in cases of more or less stable employment relationships, many pressures for an indistinction between the professional sphere and the private sphere, between what is and what is not working time, and even between what is and what is not work (ABÍLIO, 2017; BRAGA, 2017; FONTES, 2010; HARVEY, 2009). The availability of workers for the sale of their work is thus exponentially increased and the demand is made to become more flexible and less restricted to predetermined functions, such as the called “octopus employee” Because of this, we ask: how are language practices affected by this set of pressures and tendencies? How have professional identities and the very condition of the workers been referenced? How do the pressures for increased productivity and theindistinction between private and work times affect discursiveness around the use of social networks? What are the contemporary discourses about work, qualification and disqualification of work and workers? In what ways is flexible work reported in public policies and entrepreneurial initiatives, especially in those that have changed the school curriculum? In the field of discourse, how are the working relations presented? What are the regularities, dominances, evidences and failures in the rituals of well-being around work, the worker, and labor relations? What sayings circulate around the body of the worker? How much, in the contemporaneity, the work configures discursively as personal fulfillment and/or as an inescapable condition? What are the crossings between these issues and those that cross the themes of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, nationality, and generation? Are the confusions and crossings between the public and the private in work that press for space and time limits for labor expenditure to affect the discursiveness of domestic work and the division of functions at home? Or, as Angela Davis (2016) says, does a “blanket of silence” still cover the possibilities of redefining domestic work? How do struggles and resistances to these pressures, trends, and processes leave clues, material marks on language? What discursive processes do these struggles and resistances mean? With this broad set of questions, in this Thematic Symposium we seek to gather research – concluded or underway – that, due to the bias of discourse studies, deal with discursive materialities from the most diverse fields: political, legal, trade union, digital, urban, health, art. We aim to produce knowledge in a materialistic perspective of language, history and social relations, focusing on the productivity of the procedures and approaches proposed by Michel Pêcheux and the group of researchers he joined around the Discourse Analysis project. The ten papers selected may be presented in a variety of formats, from oral presentation to audiovisual and others that will contribute to the renewal and stimulation of the practices of scientific debate.

Acquisition of language in different theoretical-methodological approaches

Organizers: Marianne Cavalcante e Elizabeth Teixeira

Even before they are born, babies are already in touch with their mother tongue: they listen to the musicality of the language, the songs, the language directed to them, yet it is only after birth that they can begin to speak / signal. It is known that regardless of the language (s) surrounding the child in his / her childhood (Portuguese, French, pounds, Chinese …), if families are more or less concerned about what they say, if they are more or less formal, more or less schooled, if the child enters the language most interested in the musicality of the language or in the correct pronunciation of words and phrases, all children in all languages ​​of the world acquire their language (s) very quickly without direct education and with a similar progression during the first three years of life. It is a process that has already aroused the interest of researchers in Psychology, Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Speech Therapy, Education and also in the area of ​​Language Acquisition – with which we intend to contribute in this WG – but there is still much to investigate and find out. The mystery is reinforced by the variability of languages, by the nature of the interactions, by the different ways of children entering the language. Is the explanation biological or sociocultural? Or both? This is a fundamental issue in the area of ​​the study of children’s language (Language Acquisition). The objective of this symposium is to provide a space for dialogue between researchers of different theoretical and methodological approaches on issues related to language acquisition – in the oral, gestural and written modalities – as well as with the speech and language clinic (and with the different clinics related to the child ), dealing with the singularity constituted in these processes when involving children.

Theories of Language and Teaching

Organizers: Gerson Rodrigues da Silva, Nize Paraguassu

With the publication of the National Curriculum Parameters, the linguistic interface studies with the Portuguese teaching-learning process were intensified. From 2013, with the creation of the Professional Master’s Program in Language – PROFLETRAS, the results of this interface have confirmed how Linguistics has contributed and can continue to contribute to this process. Thus, with the intention of giving visibility to the studies under this perspective and stimulating the debate between researchers, primary and secondary school teachers and other stakeholders, the aim of this symposium is to gather researches that point out the contributions of Linguistics as facilitators of the teaching-learning process of Portuguese, more precisely those following the Theoretical Linguistics like fundamental base deal with the description and normatization of the languages; evaluation of phonological processes that interfere with the acquisition of reading and writing; study of constructional patterns observed in written productions in the teaching-learning process; theoretical foundations for the development of skills aimed at reading and writing; textual and semantic-discursive domains; production and meaning effects in natural and non-natural languages; dialogicity between discursive communities and literary productions and other cultural manifestations and the formation of the reader. This is a relevant symposium because it will discuss questions about Portuguese language teaching, which has been a great challenge for the education of our country, as well as for the approximation of the community of language scholars with the effective practice of language teaching at the appropriate locus.

Laboratory Phonology

Organizers: Giovana Ferreira-Gonçalves, Eleonora Cavalcante Albano

This thematic symposium addresses research into the phonological grammar – its structure, acquisition, variation and change – of spoken and sign languages, conducted from the perspective of Laboratory Phonology. Laboratory Phonology has made giant strides since its emergence in the late 80s. It does not represent a specific theory, but brings together multiple aspects of the experimental method, usually including laboratory data collection and quantitative analysis, always aiming at testing hypotheses firmly based on previous qualitative analyses. During the past thirty years, this way of doing phonology has undeniably contributed to the understanding of the phonological grammars of the world’s languages, and, therefore, for the advancement of phonological theory. The multidisciplinary aspect of the approach is based on the use of foundational theories, concepts of the cognitive and natural sciences, and computational tools for recording and analyzing data. Access to acoustic and articulatory tools, for example, provides empirical results that sometimes trigger substantive theoretical changes. According to Pierrehumbert, Beckman & Ladd (2000), research based on this approach can use different phonological theories, as long as it is geared to strengthen the scientific foundations of phonology through innovative objective methodology. Methodological and theoretical advances are thus equally important and closely related. Throughout the last 50 years, the ABRALIN International Congress has fostered the exchange of research views on phonetic and phonological aspects of various languages, especially the varieties of Brazilian Portuguese and Brazilian indigenous languages. It staged the discussion of different phonological theories, from Standard Generative Phonology (CHOMSKY & HALLE, 1968) to Articulatory Phonology (BROWMAN & GOLDSTEIN, 1986, 1989; ALBANO, 2001) , together with non-linear models, Optimality Theory (PRINCE & SMOLENSKY, 1996), Usage-based Phonology (BYBEE, 2001), and Harmonic Grammar (SMOLENSKY & LEGENDRÉ, 2006). It also gave space to Prosodic Phonology and related theories (NESPOR & VOGEL, 1986). Lately it has given voice to the Phonology of Sign Languages (SANDLER, 2012). The theoretical plurality of the research discussed in events and publications sponsored by ABRALIN reveals the continuous advancement of phonological studies in Brazil, which not only follow up on international methodological trends and positions but also innovate them, with increasing emphasis on Laboratory Phonology. Thus, research consistent with this avant-garde trend spans not only Articulatory Phonology and Exemplar-based Phonology, which emerged under its auspices (ALBANO, 2017, HORA & MATZENAUER, 2017), but also nonlinear phonological theories, sociophonetics (THOMAS, 2010), and first and second language acquisition models (ARCHIBALD, 1998). The theme of this symposium is thus fully integrated with the central theme of ABRALIN50, namely “Linguistics in Contemporaneity: Debates, Challenges and Propositions”. There is no doubt that today Laboratory Phonology is present in a significant part of the Brazilian research on the structure and functioning of the phonological grammar, and has instigated changes in the conception of the relation between Phonetics and Phonology by a whole new generation of linguists. The symposium will include a brief presentation of the field by the second organizer, followed by 8 selected oral presentations and their critical synthesis by the first organizer, each lasting 15 minutes. The final 30 minutes will be reserved for general discussion. In this symposium, we welcome experimental contributions, based on laboratory data collection and quantitative data processing – acoustic and/or articulatory and/or perceptual measures – that investigate the phonological systems of Portuguese and other languages from the perspective of a specific phonological theory. In this sense, discussion of acquisition, variation and change of the phonological grammar is also welcome. We particularly encourage the submission of proposals reflecting on how the Laboratory Phonology approach provides new insights into the phonological structure of languages and/or the relationship between theoretical and methodological questions. The symposium will be the first nationwide attempt to promote ample sharing of experiences among practitioners of different phonological theories who agree as to the need for the use of experimental methodology. The event website will provide instructions for the submission of abstracts of up to 500 words.

Teaching development in superdiverse contexts: translocality, repertoire and linguistic mobility

Organizers:Adolfo Tanzi Neto, Francisco Estefogo

Taking into account the different aspects of teachers’ performances in Applied Linguistics, in this thematic symposium we will discuss to what extent the encounters with language take us to different levels of knowledge/linguistic recognition disguised in superdiverse linguistic repertoires. In a postmodern context, subjects engage in a wide variety of groups, networks and communities, in which language resources are learned by means of tactics, trajectories and technologies in formal and informal language sessions (BLOMMAERT, BACKUS, 2012). These moments with language lead us to different levels of knowledge/linguistic recognition, developed in repertoires that are distributed through networks of skills and abilities (BLOMMAERT AND BACKUS, 2012). According to Silverstein (1985) and Blommaert (2015), interactions, or a semiotic event, are an unstable exchange of forms of signs, mediated by an ideological culture of contextualized situations of human interests. In this thematic symposium, we look into studies bearing in mind the various aspects of the teachers’ performances in Applied Linguistics, whether in the classroom or in mentorship education programs, to discuss how these social interactions are ideologically loaded with semiotic characteristics. Furthermore, we also investigate the implicit values ​​of identity and power that generate levels of indexicality, marks left of interactions with languages ​​that determine feelings of belonging, culture, identity as well as roles in society. This symposium is justified in the reflection and awareness of teaching activity as a revolutionary force in developing linguistic repertoires of the contemporary superdiverse world imbricated with social mobility, so that new ways of acting and of articulating in the world can be achieved in a transformative way. When discussing these socio-historical schemas of located human activities, we delve into the interactions of social life in its historicity, seeking to discuss the role of teachers in Applied Linguistics in contemporary times for the local interpretations of their activities, grounded in a translocal vision, mediated by situations of mutual interest which index local linguistic repertoires/discourses. Based on these strengths, Applied Linguistics branches out to prospect the necessary directions given the transformations of the contemporary, superdiverse and multicultural world. This symposium, with 10 presentations of 15 min each, not only will discuss advances related to teaching practice scenarios with regard to boosting linguistic repertoires, but also social mobility.

Teaching Brazilian Sign Language L1 And L2

Organizers: Ana Regina e Souza Campello, Deonísio Schmitt, Ronice Quadros

With the processes of schooling, inclusion and equality of persons Deaf in schools (Decree 6949/09 – International Convention of Persons with Disabilities, Brazilian Sign Language Law 10.436 / 02, Decree 5.626 / 05 and Inclusion Law 13.146 / 15), the participation of these in inclusive schools in a bilingual perspective are determined by legislation: “to ensure and promote, under conditions of equality, the exercise of fundamental rights and freedoms by persons with disabilities, with a view to their social inclusion and citizenship (Brazil, 2015, p. 1)”. To this end, Decree 5,626 / 2005 obliges the inclusion of the discipline of Brazilian Sign Language in the training of teachers, as well as the training of teachers to act in the teaching of Brazilian Sign Language, the training of teachers and translators and interpreters of Brazilian Sign Language and Portuguese Language. These training courses require the planning of the teaching of Libras as L1 and L2 to integrate their respective curricula. It aims to know the instrument of the process of acquisition of Brazilian Sign Language signs as L1; institutionalize the proposals of the cultural and linguistic peculiarities of the deaf communities of L1; and to understand the development of instructional and communicative skills that contribute to the inclusion of the deaf person in the social, educational and Family contexts in the communicative use of L1. Another demand is for the teaching of Brazilian Sign Language as L2 in basic education, because the National Education Plan of 2014 proposes that bilingual education take place in different spaces, including in the space of inclusive school, where deaf and hearing will interact in a bilingual environment . For this, listening students will need to learn Brazilian Sign Language as L2. Therefore, it is necessary to develop research in these fields of research. The proposal of the “Libras Teaching Symposium as L1 and L2” aims to bring this issue to be debated and investigated among Libras teachers of all Brazilian universities, as well as teachers who work in basic education. Proposed topics include curricula for the teaching of Brazilian Sign Language L1 and L2; development of methodologies for teaching Brazilian Sign Language as L1 and L2; systematization of the different functions and uses of Brazilian Sign Language, considering textual genres in Brazilian Sign Language for application in the teaching of Libras as L1 and L2 and the development of educational interfaces with technologies for teaching Brazilian Sign Language L1 and L2.

Languages ​​and peoples threatened: political impacts of linguistic work

Organizer: Bruna Franchetto

The in loco and institutional making of indigenous language researchers is composed of practices inherent to their métier and rarely the object of critical reflection and debate, internal to the scientific community and external to wider audiences. We understand as “work” these practices, associated and arising from the research itself, with the indigenous peoples whose languages ​​are the object of research, as well as in the context of institutions directly or indirectly mobilized to obtain financial resources and / or partnerships of a varied nature. We also understand as “political impacts” of this action, the explicit and implicit consequences of “being” in the indigenous communities involved, the construction and maintenance of ethical and solidarity-based relationships, interventions in school education, orthographies, in processes of resumption or revitalization of languages ​​in a critical state of survival, in collaborative or participatory projects, in attempts to define and implement local and supralocal policies. The picture today, in Brazil, is vast and complex. Most linguists working on indigenous language skills deal with such practices and their impacts without being able to bring their achievements and questions to a wider and fruitful discussion. On the other hand, indigenous researchers and intellectuals gain a voice and space, inside and outside the so-called ‘academy’, with their own experiences, echoing perspectives and demands of their communities, denouncing preconceptions and practices, not infrequently colonizing. Decolonizing methodologies are recent little-known experiments, such as those described in Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous People (2012) and in the issue of LinguiStica (v.13, n.1, 2017), devoted to documentation and revitalization of minority languages. We want to hear and debate experiences, successes and impasses, to better dialogue with people who do not want to be more ‘objects’ and to point out ways of a healthy development of indigenous language research.

Portuguese in space and time: a laboratory for linguistic change

Organizers: Charlotte Galves e Cristiane Namiuti

As attested by historical data extracted from written documents , Portuguese went through many grammatical changes, due first to its southward expansion from its original place in the Iberian Peninsula and then to its overseas expansion. Both Modern European Portuguese (henceforth EP) and Brazilian Portuguese (henceforth BP) originate from what is called Classical Portuguese (henceforth ClP) which is a period that traditionally goes from Gil Vicente’s death (1536) to the end of the 18thcentury (cf. Mattos e Silva 1994). In Galves, Namiuti and Paixão de Sousa (2006)’s proposal, which focus not on E-Language but on I-language, ClP grammar has its initial roots in the phase dubbed as Middle Portuguese in the traditional periodization (end of the 14thcentury, and 15thcentury) and ends with the first generation of 18thcentury writers. Thanks to the Tycho Brahe Corpus of Historical Portuguese, which is composed of texts written between 1380 and 1890, it has been possible to describe and analyze the grammar from which both EP and BP originate. Recent work has shown that ClP is a relaxed V2 language(Wolfe 2016), and clitic placement syntax is sensitive to prosody. The V2 phenomenon abruptly decreases in the texts written by the first generation of 18thcentury writers. At the same time, the evolution of clitic placement goes in the direction of the generalization of enclisis in all the contexts in which, in ClP, there was enclisis/proclisis variation, with a high predominance of the latter (Galves e Paixão de Sousa 2005, 2017). The collapse of the V2 system manifests itself in the increasing of SV order in detriment of VS and XV, without affecting the frequency of null subjects. In BP, the loss of V2 also occurs, but clitic placement follows the opposite direction (generalized proclisis) and null subjects syntax goes through a deep reorganization (cf. Duarte 1993, 2012). Other changes appear, due to the intensive linguistic contact occurred in Brazil, in particular with the African languages brought by millions of enslaved Africans (Fiorin e Petter 2008, Lucchesi, Baxter e Ribeiro 2009, Avelar e Galves 2014).  Additionally, in the second half of the 19thcentury, a strong influence of EP grammatical innovations can be observed in the texts written in Brazil, producing a three-grammar competition that will be solved only during the 20thcentury (Carneiro and Galves 2010). This situation has produced intensive variability, and there is still a debate about whether this variability is due to grammar competition or has become a type of stable variation involving functional specialization (cf. Cyrino and Torres Moraes 2018).

The history of Portuguese therefore constitutes a very rich laboratory for the discussion of crucial issues in linguistic theory such as the causes of different types of linguistic change, their dynamics, the effect of contact, grammar competition phenomena, the nature of parameters, the role of interfaces.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together corpus-based studies that discuss and analyze quantitative and qualitative aspects of this complex history, from its origins to the present days, from the various points of view mentioned above. The opportunity of bringing together different approaches in the same session justifies the symposium format.

We propose to accept 8 papers which would be presented in 15 minute slots with 5 minutes for discussion of each paper and at least 20 minutes at the end for general discussion. If the number of relevant papers exceeds 8, we would then follow the format suggested by the organizers which contemplates 10 paper presentations.

Usage-based (Functional) Linguistics and constructional approach to grammar

Organizers: Maria Angélica Furtado da Cunha, Maria Maura Cezario

This symposium aims at discussing phenomena of linguistic variation and change, from the theoretical framework of Usage-based (Functional) Linguistics ((Bybee, 2010; Traugott and Trousdale, 2013; Cezario and Furtado da Cunha, 2013). To achieve this goal, we will analyze processes of variation and change in distinct contexts of use, detected in various spoken and written genres in circulation in Brazil. A recent trend of researches linked to North-American Functional Linguistics is the incorporation of theoretical-methodological assumptions from Constructional Grammar to the analysis of data. These two models share several principles, such as the rejection of the autonomy of syntax, the incorporation of semantics and pragmatics to the analyses, the comprehension of language as um complex mosaic of cognitive and socio- cultural activities, the indistinctness between lexicon and syntax, the concept of construction as the basic linguistic unity, the understanding that the data for analysis are utterances produced in natural discourse. According to this view, languages are shaped by the complex interaction of cognitive and functional principles which play a role in linguistic change, acquisition and language use. In this vein, the goal of a linguistic theory should be to describe and to explain the properties of linguistic structure in terms of the application of general cognitive processes, which operate on other cognitive domains besides language. The emergence of linguistic structure is, therefore, attributed to the repeated application of these processes, and grammar is taken as the cognitive organization of the speaker´s experience with the language, seen as a complex adaptive system. This symposium aims at reflecting on these issues and presenting results of researches in this area. As the discussion of subjects connected to linguistic variation and change under a constructional perspective, on one hand, and the discussion of cognitive processes of general domain, on the other, is still relatively recent, the meeting of researchers interested in these topics will mean a breakthrough for the researches in this field of knowledge.

Translational Psycholinguistics for Education

Organizers: Eduardo Kenedy, Cândido de Oliveira

The Thematic Symposium proposed here aims to bring together scholars of psycholinguistics who are currently developing translational research for Brazilian education, especially those focused on literacy, formal written language learning and teaching, and bilingual education, in any theoretical orientation of cognitive nature. The theme “Psycholinguistics and Education” occupied the agenda for the biennium 2017-2018 of the National Association of Postgraduate and Research in Letters and Linguistics (ANPOLL) Working Group on “Psycholinguistics”. The importance of exploring the theme was such that the aforementioned working group decided to keep the discussions about the interface between psycholinguistics and education for the biennium 2019-2020. The present proposal aims to use the ABRALIN space to extend the scope of the discussions of translational research in development in Brazil and eventually abroad. In the wake of the recently published collection by Maia (2018), the main intention of the Symposium is to bring together researchers who can share their theoretical and methodological experiences in facing the problems of Brazilian education. We will accept, for presentation and discussion, theoretical or empirical work on functional literacy and full literacy, in a monolingual, bilingual or diglossic environment, that formulate their questions in terms of acquisition or processing of cognitive skills essential to the full exercise of citizenship in a literate society, like the Brazilian one. Essentially, the Symposium will promote the dissemination and debate of problems, theoretical approaches, experimental methods and pedagogical intervention proposals related to the theme “psycholinguistics in education”. The desired format for the Symposium is the oral presentation of ongoing or recently completed research followed by discussions. More than a mere sequence of individual communications, in this Symposium will be gathered works that can share issues, problems and educational solutions under the theoretical and / or methodological approach of psycholinguistics in general, and experimental psycholinguistics in particular.

Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

Organizers: Lucília Maria Abrahão e Sousa, Dantielli Assumpção Garcia

Roughly speaking, semantics is the study of linguistic meaning. More specifically, it is considered the study of the meaning of linguistic expressions regardless of their situation or context of use, the identity of the speaker or the relationship between speaker and listener. Formal semantics is a predictive science, which formulates refutable hypotheses and it aims to analyze semantic phenomena of natural languages with formal methods and tools. Extensional semantics is a verifunctional theory and assumes compositionality: it studies the truth conditions and denotation of sentential componentes considering that the meaning of the whole is a function of the meaning of the parts. Accordingly, the syntax-semantic interface is relevant because the order of composition follows the syntactic organization. Intensional semantics, in turn, resorts to possible worlds to explain modal expressions, such as verbs ‘poder’ (~‘can’) and ‘ter que’ (~‘must’) in Portuguese, the future tense, and other intentional contexts, such as complements of the verb ‘acreditar’ (‘to believe’) etc. A guiding question of the publication “Context-Dependence in the Analysis of Linguistic Meaning” (editors: Hans Kamp & Barbara Hall Partee, published by Elsevier in 2004) was: contextual topics and contextual dependence belong to the semantic research agenda, especially those of formal lines? The book comments that, previously, the answer given to this question was negative; but the authors also state that recent developments in formal semantics point to the fact that analyzing the semantics of natural languages without considering contextual dependence is an impossible task. The mentioned book is presented as an unprecedented collection of recent research on the frontiers of semantics and pragmatics. Pragmatics is central to linguistic theory because the content of uttered sentences is only a minimal part of what we actually communicate with our utterances (Levinson 2000). In Potts’s words (2009), the interpretation of statements requires: (i) the analysis of its semantic content; (ii) the context of enunciation; (iii) the general pragmatic conditions (such as Grice’s maxims). The fact that speakers broadly interpret the statements they hear or read in the same way indicates that there is a high degree of regularity in the mechanisms of interpretation, justifying formal studies on utterance contexts, sentential types, and rules of interaction and conversational, for example. Conversational implications (Gazdar 1979, Chierchia 2004), scalar implicatures (Horn 1972), presuppositions (Chierchia 1995, Beaver 2001), indexicals (Kaplan 1989) and demonstratives, among other topics, are relevant themes. Studies on politeness, speech acts and shared knowledge as well as discursive anaphora are also welcome. In Brazil, formal research on Linguistics began about 45 years ago, when the first articles appeared in semantics of formal orientation (see Borges Neto, Müller and Pires de Oliveira, 2012). In almost half a century, national formal semantics gained visibility. Although the area has been steadily consolidating within linguistics, the number of formal semanticists in Brazil is still small. It can be sensed in academia a marked bias against Formal Semantics and a widespread resistance to any formalistic line of research. By ignorance or cultural habit, there is still a misunderstanding in the field, feeding the belief that any scientific study of human language is somewhat reductive. This situation calls for more exchanges between Brazilian formalists interested in semantics and pragmatics and also for a larger diffusion of their contributions to the linguistic knowledge. This symposium aims to bring together formal semanticists and pragmatists to promote academic exchange and scientific debate, making public the products of their research, and encouraging the emergence of new researchers interested on formal semantics and pragmatics, applied mainly to our own mother tongue, Brazilian Portuguese, and to other natural languages still insufficiently described and analyzed at these levels of linguistic description, such as Brazilian native languages and Brazilian Sign Language (Libras). The symposium aims to strengthen cooperation among researchers around their common scientific interests, giving space to a healthy academic critique. Peer criticism strengthens and refines scientific work. We believe that scientific production in Brazil will be enriched by this kind of discussion.

Semiotics: contemporary challenges in theory and practice of analysis

Organizers: Waldir Beividas, Sueli Maria Ramos da Silva

Under the title “Semiotics: contemporary challenges in theory and practice of Analysis” this symposium aims to open discussions about the current state of art of semiotic theory, its descriptive and analytical mechanisms in relation to the new objects and languages ​ that prevail in contemporary and to the new theoretical concepts that are therefore required. The time of the presentations will be distributed according to the proposals that arrive, so that all participants have equal time. From the point of view of its analytical and descriptive practice, today’s semiotics are faced with languages ​​that have not existed for some decades: (i) the internet has created, and is rapidly creating, new environments to provide challenging interdiscursivities in multiform objects chats, games , advergames, facebook, twitters (…); (ii) the field of educational semiotics, whose didactic discourse was presential, becomes increasingly virtual, at a distance, allowing instant and global diffusion, thus requiring new strategies and methodologies for the circulation of knowledge, history, local and global customs; (iii) the field of song semiotics, an object of deep rootedness in Brazilian soil, widens in the virtual world of computers and smartphones, opening the range of rhythms, arrangements, sophisticated and computerized instruments; (iv) the field of the semiotics of the arts is confronted with new productions that combine audiovisual resources, the environments of museums, classrooms and even private residences; (v) the field of translation semiotics is faced with new challenges to the discursive transpositions of the various languages, not just verbal / verbal translation, but intersemiotic ones (from verbal to film to comics to videos in internet, and all this vice versa); (vi) the field of the semiotics of literature moves in the face of new and inventive ways of producing novels, of poetry that combine audiovisual resources allowed by the rapid technological advances of new media; (vii) the field of advertising semiotics is forced to decipher and understand the new strategies launched not only in more traditional media (TV channels, magazines, billboards) but also on the internet and its different media in computer and smartphones. All of the semiotic practices of contemporaneity require careful observation and analysis and interpretation, since they generate singular sense effects, unusual emotional reactions and new sensations that require attention and efforts of new propositions of hypotheses and description. Semiotics is obliged today to offer to the world of research its tools of analysis about the “life forms” that present themselves and the understanding of the world generated in the contemporary context. Without being forced to take an “ideological” position on the new scenario, it is his duty to reflect on “axiological” positions – constructing contradictory values ​​- that the new media and life present to the contemporary world. It is precisely for this reason that, in turn, from the theoretical point of view, (i) the approximation with the phenomenological philosophy became necessary. it made the theory of the last two decades, through the efforts of some semioticians, to incorporate concepts such as "self-body", “perception” , “perceptive”, “flesh”, “experience”, as elements concreteness of the subject in the discourses constructed and exchanged in the contemporary; (ii) it is also needed today a theoretical attention to the new sciences of the human body, neurosciences, cerebral neurobiology and others. The openness to this horizon of the natural sciences leads other semioticians to propose the search for the “nature” of meaning from the strata of the most elementary biological life, summoning a global "naturalism" of theory, whose main objective is to root the origin of meaning in the biological strata of the body; (iii) in its own way, between the search for the roots of meaning in the plane of philosophical perception of phenomenology, and the search for these roots in the neurobiological sensoriality of the human body, another semioticist line evokes the maintenance of the “imanente” tradition of the origins of meaning: this comes from a sui-generis, semiological act, provoked by language in the creation of the sign, an arbitrary act that creates the world as na “internal” referent to language. It is therefore three aspects that, in the salutary debate of the contradictory that must be present in all science, dispute among themselves hypotheses about the origin of the human sense, to make the theory as a whole not stagnate in dogmas, but to open itself to new horizons of interdisciplinarities, trying to respond to the great enigma of “why there is meaning instead of a nonsense of the world.” They have erected, under the central methodology of a “generative course of signification” – created by Greima’s narrative semiotics – specific conceptualities consistent with the phenomenological, naturalistic, or immanent nature – that define them regarding their conceptual singularities, in the contemporaneousness of their current reflections.

Sociolinguistics and Dialectology: dialogues and interdisciplinarity

Organizers: Lucília Maria Abrahão e Sousa, Dantielli Assumpção Garcia

Based on the proposal to celebrate ABRALIN’s 50th anniversary, this Symposium presents itself as a space for debates about the challenges and proposals in the areas of Sociolinguistics and Dialectology, two very productive fields of study in Brazilian Portuguese countig of many reaserches. The relevance of the scientific dialogues that have been provided at the ABRALIN congresses is attested by the increasing participation of its members and other partakers. Another fact that justifies the need for these dialogues is the interdisciplinarity not only between Sociolinguistics and Dialectology but also between these areas and others, considering their complex object of study: language in use. Thus, this thematic Symposium aims to establish dialogues between Sociolinguistics, Dialectology and other related areas. As examples, there has already been possible and fruitful dialogues with Ethnolinguistics, History, Anthropology and Education. We can also mention the dialogues with the areas of thematic mapping and computer science (data mining, pragmatics studies), as these sciences support the automated processing of linguistic data. Considering the processes of language variation and change in society and geographical space, the studies that focus on these relationships have succeeded in discussing and explaining linguistic diversity as well as contributing to its approach in the field of education and, also, in the establishment of linguistic policies for Portuguese. In this sense, it is important to settle the objective to promote the exchange of experiences in the qualitative-quantitative methodology, contributing to the development of Sociolinguistic and Dialectological studies. The proposal is to bring together papers that deal with theoretical and methodological discussions, which are established, among many others, in the studies of Labov (2010), Moreno Fernández (2016) and Eckert (2018), in Sociolinguistics; and in Thun (1998), Chambers and Trudgill (2004) and Cardoso (2010), for contemporary multidimensional Dialectology, for example. On the treatment and analysis of the language in use data, from a synchronic point of view, this Symposium considers the different levels of studies of the language: phonetic-phonological, including the prosodic; morphosyntactic; semantic-lexical; pragmatic; metalinguistic; and discursive. In terms of format, there is space for presentations that address theoretical and methodological aspects as well as those that reveal the results of empirical analyzes of Portuguese linguistic data for effective debates, challenges and proposals of Dialectology and Sociolinguistics in contemporary time, in attention to the need of dialogues and interdisciplinarity.

Prosody and its integrative role: experimental and comparative studies in different dimensions

Organizers: Beatriz Raposo de Medeiros, Pablo Arantes

This special session has the goal of bringing together experimental work on prosodic phenomena, specially the less studied ones, such as interlanguage comparisons, speech-singing interaction, prosody in indigenous/endangered languages and prosody-voice quality interaction. The experimental approach to speech studies poses the challenge of relating continuous acoustic and articulatory data to the grammar of a particular language. In addition to more phonologically-driven studies, there are those that try to understand the processes underlying speech production and perception, ranging from the physical to the more abstract. This special session aims at putting focus on the integrative role of prosody in the architecture of language – how prosody interacts with segments, morphology, syntax and discourse – as well as in other cognitive and behavioral phenomena (like singing, gesturing and others). As the main conference, this special session has na interdisciplinary outlook and tries to answer the need that contemporary linguistics has to face of enlarging the scope of phenomena it studies and the approaches it embraces. Prosody as a subfield also has to face this challenge, resulting in a broader understanding of speech that will generate theoretical and applied advancements. Submissions to this special session must be reports on experimental research testing specific hypotheses or exploratory analyses of prosodic phenomena. Preference will be given to complete or ongoing experiments, so as to motivate debate among session participants. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, rhythm, intonation, the interaction between prosody and other linguistic levels, the interplay between production and perception of prosody and other subjects on experimental research in speech science. The special session will accept around 10 submissions. All presentations will be oral. Selected abstract submissions will be allocated 10 minutes for their presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the audience. There will be 30 minutes for a general discussion of all presentations at the end.

The Text Meaning And Development: Possible Commonalties Between Textual Linguistics And Contemporary Semantics

Organizers: Daniela Zimmermann Machado, Evandro de Melo Catelão

Textual linguistics is based on (or may support) some semantic assumptions to explain many of the linguistic phenomena that aid the text meaning’s development. We understand that textual phenomena can be justified from a semantic foundation. For example, cognitive semantics can be the basis for textual sequence discussions; the lexical semantics can contribute to reflections around the reference’s study; argumentative semantics can contribute to discussions about textual cohesion and coherence, and so forth. Different semantics can obviously be present in the textual treatment; the researchers’ task is to adopt the foundations that suit them best. This symposium proposes an interactive space among studies that undertake analyzes of linguistic materialities and their unfolding in textual compositional constitutions in regards to typologies, sequences, text plans and textual genres, as well as research work that focuses on language and the effects of meaning that permeate texts in different social practices. Our objective, through this symposium, is to broaden the discussions that have been carried out around textual work. We will seek to include in these discussions, in a somewhat more explicit way, the contributions of the different semantics in order to relate the textual study with semantic theories (cognitive semantics, lexical semantics, articulatory semantics, just to name a few lines of research work). Thus, we hope that the proposed communications will take na approach that directly or indirectly focuses on the interface between text and semantics under its different research categories.

Human rights in today’s legal and political discourses: Dialogues needed

Organizers: Rosalice Pinto, Maria das Graças Soares Rodrigues

The rights considered fundamental to the life of the human being, both individual and collective, were set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document approved by the UN General Assembly in December 1948 and later echoed in the Constitutions of the various countries that make up the organization. This includes discrimination on the basis of race, gender or nationality. However, it is noted that, today, many societies are violating these basic principles, compromising the guarantee of citizens. In view of the relevance of the theme in today’s world, this multidisciplinary symposium, combining the textual-discursive studies with the legal ones, aims at analyzing how human rights, as advocated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are ‘echoing’ in the current legal and political discourses. To this end, we invite teachers and researchers to present papers and ongoing research on the subject in Brazilian or international context. Contributions that combine theoretical or practical reflections (following variable methodologies) on the subject, inserted in different theoretical frameworks of the Language Sciences, such as: conversation analysis, discourse analysis, textual linguistics, pragmatics, among others, will be accepted. We aim to contribute so that the consonance of distinct but complementary areas of knowledge may enrich a ‘more critical’ interpretation of the current reality, and may be an added value for the development, together with the individuals, of a citizenship more conscious.

The order of constituents in Brazilian’s speech and writing

Organizers: Monica Orsini, Mayara de Paula

The present symposium aims at discussing some syntactic phenomena related to the order of constituents in Brazilian Portuguese (BP), such as verbal agreement, position of pronominal elements, marked topic constructions, SV/VS order, focalization, among others, based on different theoretical perspectives, and on oral and/or written corpora. We believe that analyzing a linguistic phenomenon by distinct approaches enriches the amount of information about it, as it encourages productive discussions on the contexto of contemporary linguistic studies. Therefore, we hope to receive works on diferente syntactic phenomena that observe the production of literate Brazilians using any genre presented in the continuum of oral – written language (MARCUSCHI 2008), as well as in the speech – literacy continuum (BORTONI-RICARDO 2005). Diachronic reviews are also desirable, since the establishment of the standard language is closely related to the sociopolitical background of the Portuguese language (FARACO 2016). Furthermore, interlinguist analyses are expected in this symposium. Our goal is to promote an environment for thought on the BP syntax by a synchronic perspective, and on its evolution through time. Regarding the organization of this symposium, we propose a maximum limit of 24 oral presentations, each lasting until 20 minutes. The final 20 minutes will be directed to questions and further debate. Presentations will then be divided throughout the three days of the event (8 per day), according to the schedule presented by the organization of the symposiums.

Semiotics And Translation/Adaptation

Organizers: Renata Mancini, Vera Abriata

Challenged by its own interface position, discursive semiotics today encompass a wide range of theoretical-methodological developments that promote its epistemological review and continuous advances. Assuming the theory’s natural inclination for the dialogue with other knowledge domains, this symposium is proposed as an arena for debating semiotics interfacing with translation and adaptation studies. Translation here is understood either in its broadest sense – going along with the proposition that all forms of reading / interpreting are acts of translation -, or as a line of reasoning to establish parameters for the translation process, which includes interlingual and intersemiotic translation. Among the several possible approaches, we mention some triggering points: translation as practice and as criticism; the act of translation and its theoretical-methodological deployments; epistemological boundaries and interdisciplinary approaches, theoretical and applied investigations of translation in its various modalities; interfaces between literature and other arts.

Interdisciplinarity in the approach to discourse: interfaces and productivity

Organizers:Maria Pauliukonis, Rosane Monnerat

This symposium intends to welcome researches and reflections that deal with the analysis of working language as discourse, centered on a focused interdisciplinarity, in which not only the principles of each discipline are respected, but also methodological procedures that guide them, not forgetting the formation of a space that allows integrating the components of each approach, in view of building a more solid and effective basis for the construction of knowledge. Given the breadth of the proposed theme – analysis of several linguistic-discursive operations – it is considered that the presentation, in form of a symposium, will allow the dialogue between diferente theoretical-methodological approaches, through a pertinent interdisciplinar practice related to the multiforme and heterogeneous language nature. It is understood that working with discourse is to be placed between permeable borders that indicate how the language and others fields of knowledge have been articulated in the presente world. It should also be considered that the impasses of postmodernity have brought about other problems that are demanding changes in the understanting parameters of contemporary thought. On the other hand, the considerable advance of the researches in the diverse fields of sciences, both exact and human, allowed to accumulate great number of data for analysis. This fact, that is increasingly verified by the advancement of internet, provided a grater approximation of analytical and interpretative procedures that complement each other. The aim of this symposium is to bring together researches from different fields, such as Text Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Literature, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Social Sciences and Communication, in a dialog of interfaces, to think of the relations between these fields, as a way to better understand the intricate problems of the interactive act of communication. As it is a work of interfaces, it will be considered as theoretical framework Benveniste’s notions of intersubjectivity (1976), Ducrot’s Theory of Argumentation (1988), allied to the principles of Enunciative Pragmatics (1983), and to the advances of Text theories , seen as discourse (KOCH, 2017) or, in other words, the text as resulting from a dynamic co-construction in an act of communication; in this sense, emphasis shoud be given to the analysis of discursive entities of the enunciators, according to basic principles of Semiolinguistic Theory (CHARAUDEAU, 2006, 2008).

Language Acquisition: phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic aspects

Organizers: Marina R. A. Augusto, Mercedes Marcilese

Places: 100

This symposium aims at bringing together language acquisition researches on phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic aspects. Both naturalistic data and experimental methodology investigations, couched on diferente theoretical frameworks are welcomed. The term “language acquisition” refers here to the process the child goes thorough – from an initial state towards a final, steady one in which a full language knowledge has been achieved. In a narrow sense, acquisition is taken as the identification process of one or more signed/spoken language(s) grammar, in an spontaneous and natural way during the first years of childhood. The study of language acquisition may be carried out using a naturalistic or experimental methodology. The analysis of recorded spontaneous speech characterizes the “naturalistic approach”, while experimental method makes use of controlled observations and measurements to test hypotheses about some specific linguistic phenomenon. Both methods are in fact complementary in order to explain the development of the child in acquiring one or more grammars. Additionally, new non-invasive neuroimaging techniques, such as ERP/EEG and fMRI, have been considered in the study of language development. The distinction between what pertains specifically to the domain of language and what would be characterized as performance demands in the actual use of language (like processing costs, memory resources and more general cognitive processes, such as inhibitory control) is a crucial issue for this area of research.

Prosody of Portuguese – theoretical-analytical challenges

Organizers: Luciani Tenani, Flaviane Fernandes-Svartman

This symposium will host studies about the prosody of Portuguese, mainly from a phonological point of view, from which data are analyzed in search of evidence to establish or refute assumptions from phonological theories such as Intonational Phonology (LADD, 1996, 2008) and Prosodic Phonology (SELKIRK, 1984, 1986, 2000; NESPOR; VOGEL, 1986, 2007), for instance. Some of the fundamental theoretical and methodological assumptions made by these two theories are, respectively: (i) intonation has a phonological organization, and (ii) prosodic structure derives from the interface of phonology with other grammatical modules, but does not coincide with morphosyntactic structures. Evidences of the prosodic structure are traditionally observed through the identification of segmental processes within certain prosodic domains and the intonational and rhythmic configuration of utterances. The purpose of this symposium is to ensure an exchange environment for researchers so that the presentation of results on a variety of topics (segmental processes, intonational or rhythmic configuration) may provide occasion for substantial advances not only on the description of varieties of Portuguese, but mainly on theoretical-methodological matters. Part of the theoretical- methodological challenges for contemporary prosody studies is: (i) indentifying the role of perception in phonology in a broad sense and characterizing the relation of perception and prosody in particular ways; (ii) development of experimental designs that ensure robust and reliable results; and (iii) establishment of procedures for interpreting the relation between production and perception data. Under this broad theme, we welcome papers discussing: (i) the application of Prosodic Phonology and Intonational Phonology theories to Portuguese data; (ii) the description of prosodic characteristics of oral (whether or not based on acoustic analysis) and writing modalities of varieties of Portuguese; (iii) the relationship between segmental and suprasegmental phenomena regarding prosodic structure; (iv) comparisons between prosodic structures of Brazilian, European and African varieties of Portuguese; (v) the development of perception experiments and of reflections on the relation between production and perception data. Selected papers will be presented orally and debated by participants. The dynamics of this symposium is meant to provide not only academic exchange but also the fostering of a posteriori partnerships among researchers on prosody in Brazil.

Systemic-functional linguistics: the system of evaluation, studies of discursive genres, corpus linguistics and the training of language teachers in presential and digital contexts

Organizers: Fabíola Sartin, Maria do Rosario da Silva

Since the theme of Abralin is “Linguistics in Contemporaneity: debates, challenges and proposals “, this thematic symposium intends, within this theme to aggregate works with the focus on discourse analysis of Systemic-Functional Functional-Functional-LSF (Halliday, 1984/1994; Halliday & Matthiessen, 2004, 2014) contemplating the researches (Martin and White, 2005) in the analysis of corpora presential and digital contexts in the postmodern world. Such studies may include, among other subjects, the training of the mother tongue teacher, foreign and additional, corpus linguistics, educational proposals for teaching based on in discursive genres (Martin and Rose (2008), Rose and Martin (2012) and Bakhtin (2003)), and other gender theories that dialogue with each other seeking to reflect on the investigations in the current context of hypermodernity (LIPOVETSKY, 2004). In what Systemic-Functional Linguistics (LSF), it is a linguistic theory whose approach to the analysis of texts is always oriented to its social character (HALLIDAY, 1985, 1994, 2004). The main focus of this theory is to study how language acts in the social context and as the influence. She is therefore concerned in showing how the organization of language is related to its use. Clam, also, to aggregate studies that cover issues related to teacher education of languages ​​in face-to-face and digital contexts. Papers can focus on any of the three metafunctions – interpersonal, ideational or textual – describing characteristics of the genres in question, taking into account their contexts situation and culture. When it comes to research in the digital context, it is worth emphasizing that with the expansion of NICT – New information and communication technologies and Internet access in hypermodernity (LIPOVETSKY, 2004), it is possible to observe that the disparities between the linguistically distinct social classes, which enables the contact between economically and culturally diverse classes, thus creating, a multiple process of cultural exchanges, marked by the hybridity of practices everyday life.

Translation and interpreting of sign languages

Organizers: Vinícius Nascimento e Patrícia Tuxi

The emerging field of scientific research called Translation and Sign Language Interpretation Studies (ETILS) has been gaining strength in Brazil due to the recent inclusive, educational and linguistic policies established in recent years in the national and international scenario. In Brazilian legislation, the following documents stand out: (i) the Libras Law, 10.436 / 02; (ii) Decree 5,626 / 05; (iii) Law 12,319 / 10 ,; (iv) Decree 7612/11 ,; and (v) Law 13,146 / 15. These documents aimed at the deaf population have led to the emergence of, among other gains, the professionalization of translators and sign language interpreters in Brazil who have come out of social invisibility to gain recognition of society and the State. The work of these professionals has gained visibility and prominence in daily life as the deaf population enters the different spaces of society exercising their citizenship through their language. According to the promotion of the social rights of the deaf and their access to diverse social spaces and public services, the demand for trained professionals to attend them with competence and ethics grows. This growth of conquest of the various social spaces reverberates directly in the academic-scientific sphere that has been one of the contexts in which the deaf have participated not only as interlocutors but also as potential enunciators who assume pedagogical and administrative functions like positions of leadership , teaching, coordination, among others. This linguistic relationship, established mainly in the higher education spaces, awakens in its members and in those who participate directly or indirectly the need to describe, map and understand the processes of translation and interpretation involving sign languages ​​from different perspectives theoretical and epistemological bases. This movement results in an increase in research on the translation and interpretation of sign languages. The research that has been produced in recent years on “translation and translation” and “interpretation and interpretation” involving intermodal linguistic pairs (gesto-visual languages ​​and oral-auditory languages) is, therefore, the recent and emerging field study called Translation and Interpretation of Sign Language (SANTOS, 2013; RODRIGUES, BEER, 2015). This field, although presenting specificities related to the modalities and materialities of the linguistic pairs involved in the process, have relation and interdependence with two major fields dedicated to the processes of description of interlanguage translation processes called Translation Studies (ET) and Interpretation Studies ( EI) (RODRIGUES, BEER, 2015). These fields, in turn, were born out of the relationship between Linguistics as a science dedicated to the study and description of human languages, and Applied Linguistics as a field that studies linguistic practices in different social contexts and which, for some time , claims untying of the sub-area condition of Linguistics as a discipline. In this sense, a large number of researches on the subject have been promoted in Brazil, not only with these fields but with other humanities such as Education and Audiovisual and Linguistics, such as Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Semiotics, Corpus Linguistics, among others. Santos (2013) mapped master’s and doctoral research on the subject in the period between 1990 and 2010 and concluded that the discourse of research shortage focused on ETILS prevailed for a long time among field researchers due to lack of circulation of studies. According to the author, with the emergence of the ETILS as a discipline linked to the ET and EI the field strengthens and brings with it, visibility to the studies that are dedicated to the theme. For this reason, it is necessary to promote spaces in congresses and scientific meetings related to language and language studies, so that research on ETILS can be seen, disseminated and debated, thus promoting the interdisciplinary, contemporary and challenging dialogue of s) place (s) of sign language in Linguistics and in other areas of the Human Sciences. GENERAL OBJECTIVES AND FORMAT: This symposium aims to bring together researchers who have been producing research related to the Translation and Interpretation of the Brazilian Language of Signs (Pounds) and Portuguese Language in interlocution with other fields of Human Sciences and Linguistics such as Applied Linguistics, Semiotics , Audiovisual, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Education, among others. The Symposium will gather ten researches related to the subject in which the presenters will have 10 to 15 minutes to make their presentations in Pounds or in Portuguese Language. At the end of your presentations, there will be 5 minutes dedicated to questions from participants at the symposium.

Current Overview In The Study Of Oral Textual Genres: Advances And Challenges

Organizers:Kazue Saito M. de Barros, Gil Negreiros

The symposium aims at gathering and discussing studies that focus on stereotypical phenomena of oral textual genres, based on their organizational, interactional and pragmatic characteristics and their relationship with the social fields in which they circulate, especially the school/academic field. This topic is comprehensive and implies some theoretical complexities, starting with the definition of oral genre and the choice of theoretical criteria that support recurrent linguistic, interactional and pragmatic categories in the studied genre. The gathered studies should acknowledge that the language teaching aims at developing the learners’ communicative competence, thus assuming the importance of adopting a language teaching that focuses on the language uses. Although it is almost consensual, adopting this kind of assumption is not simple. The recognition of this complexity made Gabriele Kasper (1997), for instance, to elaborate a study titled Can pragmatic competence be taught?, in which she compares different studies of pragmatic nature. Studies on discourse markers and strategies, pragmatic routines such as greetings, apologies, complaints, refusals and the use of politeness forms are some examples of practices that have been mentioned as needing attention in the classroom environment. Likewise, it is essential, in the educational field, to discuss the interactional strategies that characterize the oral genres in different contexts, from the casual to the more institutionalized ones, involving both face-to-face and mediated interactions. Therefore, studies that are dedicated to the phenomena of the oral modality and the description of oral genres that circulate in our society are welcome. With this symposium, we search discussions that can bring subsidies to the treatment of orality in the classroom, in both native and foreign language teaching (including Portuguese as a foreign language).

Transitivity: semantic and cognitive aspects

Organizer: Heronides Moura

This seminar aims to discuss the semantic aspects of verbal transitivity. We accept works that analyze the semantic criteria associated with verbal transitivity, such as object affectation, object’s incrementality, telicity, object’s animacy, among others. It will be accepted, also, works that approach the differential mark of object (DOM), in different languages. Languages ​​that have DOM are relevant for identifying the factors that determine the discrimination of transitivity. BACKGROUND: Interface studies are very relevant in linguistics today. In particular, the cognitive / conceptual component stands out as a relevant foundation for describing the grammar of natural languages, and transitivity is an excellent topic in which this conceptual component can be well analyzed in its interface with the syntax. THEORETICAL-METHODOLOGICAL BACKGROUND: Works will be accepted both from the cognitive / functionalist perspective and from the formal perspective. Syntactic aspects of transitivity, in the interface with the semantic component, are topics that are equally relevant to the seminar. It is encouraged the presentation of studies on languages ​​little described. OBJECTIVES: The seminar aims to discuss the semantic aspects of transitivity, both in specific languages ​​and typologically. The objectives of the seminar are the analysis and discussion of the semantic and cognitive factors involved in transitivity, based on the description of different languages. FORMAT: Up to ten presentations will be accepted at the symposium.

Language, Cognition, Society And History: Interdisciplinary Challenges

Organizers: Aurelina Ariadne Domingues Almeida, Elisângela Santana dos Santos

The symposium Language, Cognition, Society and History: Interdisciplinary Challenges aims to promote a space for discussion of semantic phenomena such as categorization, conceptualization, metonymy, metaphor and polysemy in a socio-historical-cognitive perspective. We are accepting work proposals that show the interdisciplinary challenges posed by semantic change. These proposals should reflect on the language and its fundamental role in geration of meaning. Thus, interdisciplinary reflections will be produced in order to understand the interrelationship between Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Cognitive Linguistics, regarding geration and conservation of meaning. Therefore, the proposals intended should be guided by the theoretical- methodological direction adopted by socio-historical-cognitive studies. The works may be of a qualitative, quantitative or qualitative-quantitative nature; the corpus may be mono or multimodal, depending on the proponent’s approach to research. The symposium will promote discussions regard 10 selected works from the submission which will contribute to the understanding of semantic phenomena, conceiving them from the socio-historical- cognitive view of language and assuming the challenges of interdisciplinarity, in order to collaborate for the development of Contemporary Linguistics. Regarding the description of its format, the symposium will last 3 hours and each participant will have 15 minutes to present their respective work. At the end of the presentations, we will have 30 minutes of discussion. In view of the above, we invite interested parties to discuss the geration of meaning in the interrelationship of time, society, history and cognition, thus seeking to untie the gordian knot of language.

Complex Structures in Brazilian Languages

Organizers: Suzi Lima, Tonjes Veenstra

Proposal In the literature on Brazilian indigenous languages, although many papers present preliminary descriptions on various aspects of the syntax of these languages, few have explored in detail the syntax and semantics of complex sentences. In this special session, we are particularly interested in gathering scholars who have been working on the description and analysis of structures characterized by two or more non-serialized verbs, that is, structures that highlight syntactic and semantic embedding. More specifically, this special session will feature papers that describe and analyze relative clauses, switch-reference marking, quotative constructions with a special focus on indexicals, sequence of tense effects and counterfactuals. The contributions of this special session are threefold: 1) further the documentation of complex structures in Brazilian languages; 2) discuss the development of new methods, questionnaires and stimuli for fieldwork in the field of morphosyntax and semantics of complex structures; 3) advance the debate about such topics in theoretical linguistics. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION: as discussed by Moore, Galucio and Gabas (2008) only 38% of Brazilian languages have an advanced description. However, in most cases, an advanced description does not include a detailed analysis of the complex constructions in a particular language. While some work has been done on the documentation and analysis of complex structures on Brazilian languages which suggests that the field is growing (for example, Storto 2012, Vivanco 2017, and the papers featured in Amaral, Maia, Nevins and Roeper 2018 on a variety of topics on embedded structures in Brazilian languages such as embedding of evidentials [Stenzel 2018], embedding of imperatives [Thomas 2018], switch reference [Nonato 2018], multiple embedding of relative clauses [Storto, Vivanco and Rocha 2018] among others) for most languages the description of complex structures is incipient, which is unfortunate since much of these languages are endangered. Furthermore, the emergence of descriptions of the phenomena described above can be useful not only for the better understanding of a particular language but can also be revealing for typological studies. METHODOLOGICAL CONTRIBUTIONS: a fundamental aspect of fieldwork is the design of materials for field elicitation. As such, one of the goals of this session is to bring to light new methods (cf. for example Sauerland 2014), questionnaires and stimuli used in the description of the topics featured in this session. THEORETICAL CONTRIBUTIONS: finally and crucially, the presentations featured in this special session will contribute to advance the discussion of such topics in theoretical linguistics by means of featuring new data of languages underrepresented in the literature so far. This is critical since evidence from less well-studied languages has in several cases proved to be very revealing for linguistic theory. Three examples of this type are the discussion of indexical shift in complex clauses in Amharic (Schlenker 2003), Slave (Anand and Nevins 2004), and others, the semantics of logophoric pronouns in Ewe (Pearson 2015), and the discovery of backwards control initially in Tsez (Polinsky and Potsdam 2002).

The field of enunciative studies: signifying the linguistic Brazilian daily life

Organizers: Luiz Francisco Dias, Luciani Dalmaschio

Semantics of enunciation design a field of theoretical axioms on signification fundaments. For most of these axioms, the signification of what is, at least partly, expressed in a language has its grounds in the constitution of the enunciated. The specification of what one considers to be the “constitution of the enunciated” may undergo slight changes. Benveniste conceives, in the production generating dynamics of the enunciated, a mechanism of the language set by personality, type, place, and manner indices, allowing the subject to submit to the social sign and transform the language into discourse. Yet, for Ducrot and Carel, the production generating dynamics of the enunciated is placed in the argumentation of the very uttering. Saying is moving through the guidance of what is said, considering the meanings of the linguistic signs themselves are comprised from a discursive argumentative bedrock. Conversely, for Culioli, the enunciated is conceived from a management of forms stemming from a chain of operations. In Brazil, such dynamics can be seen in the ambit of spaces of enunciation where speakers are conceived as subjects in history and in social determinations where significations are anchored. In this direction, we have also developed a study approach by means of which we seek to explain the enunciative foundations of linguistic articulations. Specifically, our thesis is that the production dynamics of the enunciated is anchored to the event of enunciation as a social fact, bringing about regularities in grammatical constructions. One of the changes of the field of studies on the enunciation is elaborating a signification approach concerning everyday language, especially the language characterizing a Brazilian enunciation. In such an ambit, this symposium becomes relevant for presenting a space to develop diverse theoretical perspectives on the production of the enunciated and meaning. Furthermore, the approaches constituted in the enunciative field should present a view on Brazilian speaking in contemporaneity from a conception of diversity not yet explored in sociolinguistic and dialectological studies. Hence, works presented at the symposium should formulate, albeit briefly, the grounds constituting the enunciated, developing a reflection on a fact of Brazilian everyday language, aiming to show the relevance and potential in models from enunciative studies and contributing to a field which may imprint on the comprehension of the language of Brazil. In short, the aim of this symposium is to build a discussion concerning various phenomena in the language, with analyses based on enunciative studies. In this path, we consider this proposal capable of presenting transformation traces through which our contemporary world goes, observing manners of enunciation in our society. In this direction, the aims of the works in the symposium become pertinent concerning the global theme of the event. Hence, researchers taking the enunciation as grounds in their works are welcome, regardless of the analyses models they adopt.

Semiotics of the Song: transdisciplinary tools for the study of the canonical meaning

Organizers: Ricardo N. de C. Monteiro, Antônio V. S. Pietroforte

“The semiotic study of syncretic texts finds in Brazil a paramount work that deserves utmost attention not only because of its conceptual and methodological rigueur but also for the significant scientific production that it has inspired: Luiz Tatit’s Song Semiotics. If the importance of the popular song in Brazilian culture would be more than enough to justify the development of a whole branch of studies dedicated to it, the consistency of Tatit’s analytical model and the important step it represents to the semiotic studies of syncretic texts reinforce even more the need of further efforts in order to continue the substantial progress reached by this field of research. It is pertinent to highlight the originality and productivity of Song Semiotics in Brazil, attracting the interest of hundreds of scholars to a highly specialized area in which the national scientific production has presented significant contributions, like the development of analytical tools that can clearly indicate the meaning enrichment that singing brings to verbal texts by identifying the role of melodic modulations and rhythmical patterns in the semiotic process of generation of song meaning. Verbal texts are usually approached today by means of at least three large semiotic perspectives. The first one, targeting the classification, analysis and interpretation of its signs, is represented above all by the Peircean legacy. The second is focused in the study of the process of construction of effects of meaning by means of Greimas’ approach to the generative course, founding a theory that would later receive significant methodological and conceptual contributions from his former pupils and collaborators. Finally, a third perspective considers that the production of meaning is totally dependent on the cultural context and environment, as stressed in the works of Lotman and the so-called Russian (and Tartu) semiotic school. As far as musical semiotics is concerned, the manifolded panorama of scholars and works could be summarized – even if in a simplistic view – in two large trends. Initially embracing both musicological and linguistic analytical resources, as in the founding works of Nicolas Ruwet or of his former disciple Jean-Jacques Nattiez, musical semiotics would later bifurcate on the one hand into the study of the effects of meaning provoked by the usage and/or articulation of certain isotopic macrostructures (topics) and their rhetorical effects (tropes), as can be found in the works of such scholars as Raymond Monelle, Robert Hatten e Mieczyslaw Tomaszewski; on the other hand, into a perspective focused in the narrativity founded by the articulation of variances and invariances in the musical text (narratology), a branch of studies that finds some of its most expressive contributions among Greimas former disciples and collaborators as Eero Tarasti and Márta Grábocz. Nonetheless, even if the authors quoted above have all dedicated their efforts also to the analyses of songs, their analytical models have not  been tailored to the specificities of the sung word, dedicating little attention to the meaning contributions of the verbal text – as most of the linguists that analyze songs allow themselves to partly or even completely disregard the rhythmical, modulatory, timbristic, harmonic and melodic contributions to the meaning of the syncretic text.

Subsystems of second-person singular pronouns in Brazilian Portuguese and shades of pronominal variable forms: debates, challenges and proposals

Organizers: Maria Marta Pereira Scherre, Carolina Queiroz Andrade

This symposium focuses on discussion of the map of the six subsystems of second person singular pronouns `you ́ in Brazilian Portuguese, as sketched by Scherre et al (2015, p.141-142), and on how to meet the challenge of organizing the multiple nuances of the pronominal forms você, cê, ocê, tu with explicit verbal morphology, and tu without explicit verbal morphology, in variation and differential distribution in the North, South, Northeast, Central-West, and Southeast regions (SCHERRE et al 2015, p.169-171). The proposed map, below on the right, slightly modified with two new entries for tu in Minas Gerais (REIS, 2018; SILVA, 2017), is more similar to the map of Brazil in 1709, to the left, than to the map pf Brazil in the 21st century, in the middle. 1 The proposed map is dynamic in character, constantly subject to change in accord with new research based on the theoretical and methodological foundations of Variationist Sociolinguistics (LABOV, 2008 [1972]). The need to propose new models of the subsystems and to redraw the map is shown by the result of four new research projects in Cametá-Pará (COSTA, 2016) 2; São Luiz- Maranhão (ALVES, 2015); Fortaleza-Ceará (GUIMARÃES, 2014); and Porto Nacional-Tocantins (MARTINS, 2017). In our view, the results of Costa (2016, p.327, 213-311) and Alves (2015, p.77) indicate that the North and Northeast regions may exhibit a variant of the more tu (>60%), but with medium concord (from 10 to 40%): in the Cametá sample, 63% of the tokens are tu (311/496), with 13% concord (39/311); in the São Luiz sample, we find 89% of tu (871/1.050), with 15% concord (130/871). Guimarães’s results (2014, p.135, 176, 187) lead us to conclude that the Northeast regions may also exhibit the tu/VOCÊ subsystem (tu <60%), with low concord (<10%): in the Fortaleza sample, we find 50% tu (795/1.591) and less than 0.4% concord (3/795). Martins’s results (2017, p.75) reveal that the North region, with data from Porto Nacional, also show the VOCÊ/tu subsystem, with 97% VOCÊ (298/306), without concord with pronominal tu. Thus, the (re)drawn map shows that the North, Northeast and South demonstrate intriguing diversity and similarity that challenge our understanding. The small islands of tu in Minas Gerais (REIS, 2018; SILVA, 2017) and the rapid expansion of tu in Brasília speech (ANDRADE, 2015) constitute further challenges to the researcher. Determining whether there are really no tu islands in Goiás, Mato Grosso, and Mato Grosso do Sul is another challenging task, given that there is not large research in this area. In order to correctly determine the frequency of subject pronouns researchers should code with distinct symbols for: (i) the forms você, ocê, cê, tu with concord and tu without concord; (ii) singular and plural forms; and (iii) explicitly expressed and zero forms, among other relevant properties. All other functions must be duly noted. Furthermore, deep understanding of social history is necessary in order to understand the relationship between pronominal subsystems and external and internal migratory movements during the 518 years of existence of the territory now known as Brazil (cf. MATTOS e SILVA, 2001, for example). We must always bear in mind the uniformitarian principle, which establishes that “knowledge of process that operated in the past can be inferred by observing ongoing process in the present” (CHRISTY, 1983, p.ix, apud LABOV, 1994, p.21). The format of the symposium consists of the presentation of results of research that clearly indicate where on our proposed map and for which subsystem the research was carried out and how the results suggest the reorganization of subsystems or redrawing of the map. Details of the variable forms identified by the research should also be clearly defined. The proposed topic is best approached in a thematic symposium because it is highly focused and involves two well defined aspects: redrawing the map and systematization of the details of the pronominal forms. The symposium is relevant to the central theme of the event in that it stimulates debate on the map and nuances of the pronominal forms, confronts the challenges involved in gathering research on the five regions of Brazil, and welcomes with open arms results that confirm, discuss, broaden, or synthesize second person singular pronominal subsystems in order to draw the most realistic map possible that shows an easily grasped overview.

Interdisciplinary Challenges on Accessible Audiovisual Translation research

Organizers:Flávia Mayer, Élida Gama Chaves

Characterized by the intersemiosis between sound and image, the Accessible Audiovisual Translation (AVT) encompasses studies on the different translation practices, involving Audiodescription (AD), Subtitling for the deaf and the hard-of-hearing (SDH) and Brazilian Sign Language Interpreting (LIBRAS). Considering the complexity and the scope of accessible AVT, concerning its production and reception, this thematic panel aims at providing insights for the improvement of the field in order to shed light to the Accessible AVT studies promoting debate among those interested in discuss theoretical and methodological approaches on this área. To do so, proposes in the following themes are welcome in this panel: i) the reception of AVT products for people with sensory impairment (deaf and blind) by means of AD, SDH and LIBRAS; ii) experimental research in AVT; iii) AVT and Corpus Linguistics; iv) Translation processes in AVT; v) Professional practices in AVT; vi) Translation training in the field of AVT; vii) Public policy and technical standardization in the field of AVT. The theoretical framework of this panel relies on Audiovisual Translation, especially in the studies of Díaz-Cintas (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009), Díaz-Cintas and Remael (2007), Díaz-Cintas, Matamala and Neves (2010), Jiménez Hurtado (2011), Araújo and Alves (2017), Araújo (2006), Franco and Araújo (2011). These studies take a broad perspective on the AVT modalities and interface with other areas of knowledge. The AVT methods enable descriptive, exploratory and experimental research, with quantitative, qualitative, or mixed nature – depending on the intended theme. This panel will be composed of 8 to 20 papers address interdisciplinary challenges. In this sense, researchers from related fields such as Inclusive Education, Film studies, Social Communication and Accessibility are also expected, as long as they consider their contributions to the Linguistics field.

Negotiating Effects Of Meaning: A Discursive Practice Of Reading In Portuguese Language

Organizer: Jarbas Vargas Nascimento

This symposium looks for papers that discuss reading under a discursive perspective and in dialogue with other approaches in which the subject-reader is an effect-of-meaning coproducer and the teaching and learning pedagogical process in Portuguese are taken into consideration. Our objective is, as result, to broaden the discussions on the reading discursive practices, to contribute to the changes in the pedagogical methods in their different educational stages. We privilege the methodologic and teorical apparatus of the Discourse Analysis in its different branches that, besides evident productivity, connect with several knowledge areas in the contemporary era. To better explain this symposium’s purpose, it is necessary to remember that the reading practices, which is understood as a negotiation process of the effects of meaning, become challenging nowadays if the monosemic exigency demanded in other times is considered. The cultural and technological innovations create new debates to the contemporary linguistics since a new kind of text and, therefore, new discourse genres emerge, and they are organized through hypertextual, multimidiatic and hypermidiatics eletronic media, which imposes new pedagogical methods and new postures to Reading action. So mentioning the reading practice, in this symposium, means put on the spot the language and the subject-reader, the socio-historical and cultural conditions of production and receiving other speeches in its diferente materialitis. In this perspective, the effects of meaning become negotiable because there´s a subject-reader and the text historicity that are installed in na interdiscursive relation which makes the act of reading possible. So Reading becomes a social practice in which the memory and the interdiscursivity are mobilized, leading the reader, as a historic subject, to submit in a new process of discoursivization. Therefore, this symposium invites and expects for the researches participation who study reading to reflect about some challenges imposed to the reader in the contemporary era, a moment that does not accept reproducing textual meaning settled anymore, which are still imposed by the school and/or the subjective-teacher many times.

Discourses on Gender, Race and Sexuality in Contemporaneity: Debates, Challenges and Proposals

Organizers: Dánie Marcelo de Jesus, Glenda Cristina Valim de Melo

In the contemporary world, social and collective movements that represent social minorities in the Senate and in the House of Representatives committees have been discussing issues regarding gender, race and sexuality. One may also find such issues raised on social networks, schools, readers’ replies and comments of news reports etc. At the same time, academics have been investigating on the relationship between gender-language-sexuality-race in the last decades, which indicates the social and political complexity of these themes. Moreover, considering Santos’ (2000) perspective that everything goes through discourse, such themes are also relevant to the field of linguistic studies. In Applied Linguistics, the subject has been approached by scholars who understand the challenge of researching gender, race and sexuality as body markers constructed in and by language (FERREIRA, 2006, 2015, 2012; JESUS, 2018, 2014, 2013, MELO, 2006a, 2015b, 2017; MOITA-LOPES, 2001, 2006, 2008; PINTO, 2003, 2004, 2011). Gender, race and sexuality discourses are conventionally constructed within a socio-historical context that ritualizes our performance actions. Such conventions set the norms of identification of the subjects. By their turn, these norms generate cunning ideologies that sustain perceptions of the essentialist world, which impose ideas and attitudes, often unnoticed, contrary to the individuals who face the hegemonic discourse. These ideologies, presented in a historical moment, collaborate for the construction of the roles of masculinity, femininity and race. This symposium is based on the following notions: (a) language as performance, i.e., we act through language and do things with it to bodies (AUSTIN, [1962] 1990; DERRIDA, [1972] 1988); BUTLER 1997); (b) gender, race and sexuality are cultural, historical, social, discursive and/or performative constructions (BUTLER, 2004; SEDGWICK, [1990] 2008; MUÑOZ,1999); (c) these discourses can travel through time and also accomplish new meanings (BLOMMAERT, 2010) during the process of travelling. Therefore, this symposium aims at bringing together researches concerned about the relationship among gender, race and sexuality, discourses and their identity, political, cultural and corporeal effects, in order to intensify the debate in the field of applied linguistic and linguistic studies. We also intend to promote and share theoretical, methodological and analytical knowledge, and the challenges regarding different approaches on the topics mentioned in the contemporary world. Considering that we have an important debate in society about gender, race and sexuality, we believe that this discussion is essential for understanding the construction of subjectivities and their intersectionality in the studies of gender-race-sexuality and discourse in the Brazilian context in a moment of high reflexivity about ourselves (RAMPTON, 2006).

Text and discourse studies focusing on the political context of polarization in Latin America

Organizers: Anna Christina Bentes, Adriana Bolívar

This symposium has two main objectives: (i) to gather studies that seek to explain characteristic textual and discursive patterns of various events and genres that give symbolic configurations to the disputes involving emergent actors and social positions in contexts of political polarization; (ii) to accept proposals that seek to analyze the changes that political discourses have undergone in different sociohistorical contexts, more especially in Latin America. Considering political practices through language as a “structure of sensibility” that is in a continuous process of stabilization and / or change, and considering also that media (traditional and digital) have contributed to the (trans) formation processes of public opinion in the various countries, this symposium is based on sociocognitive, sociocultural and sociodiscursive perspectives of language production that consider that there are gains and losses in polemic and accusatory practices that give rise to events, texts and discourses in political and media fields, which are currently in strong convergence. Our hypothesis is that different media have enhanced political practices through language, guiding and / or contesting themes and shaping their modes of structuring. This processes are due to the insertion of a diversified range of social actors in the so-called “arenas of language” . The questions that will guide our discussions can be formulated as follows: a) How can we perceive the different ways of deepening social struggles within the “arenas of language”? b) Which socially referenced values are present or combated in the events, texts and / or discourses analyzed? c) How do the texts and / or speeches reveal sociocognitive dispositions for the transformation of institutions and of social structure itself? We intend the Symposium to attract researchers from different countries, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, United States, Venezuela, among others. The social and political context of great instability and many challenges for America as a whole, but more especially for the countries of Latin America, demands that our Association, at the time of the celebration of its fifty years, gives space for the promotion of discussions and for the construction of international partnerships that can contribute to the consolidation of socially referenced explanations of the changes that our societies are going through. The dissemination of part of the discussions held at this Symposium in the ABRALIN Magazine and in other international journals is also part of our effort as organizers.

Reading and writing practices: language, literacies, and construction of meaning processes

Organizers: Patrícia Ferreira Botelho e Fabiana Esteves Neves

The purpose of this special session is to congregate teachers/professors and researchers interested in discussing topics related to the teaching and learning of reading and writing practices. We intend to gather approaches based on the cognitive sciences, metacognition and metalinguistic knowledge (TOMASELLO, 1999; SAWYER e GREENO, 2009; GOMBERT, 1992), as a wide and interdisciplinary field, in order to put into discussion perspectives on the literacy topics. There are still many challenges in the Brazilian educational system – teaching practices, students’ experiences, methodological approaches, and materials. In this context, reading and writing still bring up complex debates and dilemmas, which require diverse and, mainly, situated approaches, based on specificities of each target audience and conjuncture. Moreover, it is necessary to consider that, due to technological improvement and multimodality, contemporary practices with texts require abilities that involve the management of personal experience about and through language in reading and writing practices (NELSON e NARENS, 1994; BEAUDOIN, 2002; ROJO, 2007). Therefore, we intend to integrate researches that highlight the fact that students’ knowledge frameworks are mostly built up by the interaction between sociocultural practices, cognitive schemata, embodied abilities, and language. In this sense, this session will accept current researches focusing on reading and writing through procedural scientific approaches (FILLMORE, 1979; LAKOFF, 2008, and others) and also researches which help to analyze the construction of semiosis for comprehension/interpretation/production of different text genres, both in middle/secondary and undergraduate educational levels. For this purpose, we define reading as a dynamic process of relations among the author, the text and the reader, which requires the perspectival, subjective and situated recognition of the place of each discourse and the possibilities of construction of meaning; and writing as the recursive process of text construction/reconstruction, by means of both the awareness of knowledge about text and the linguistic resources and conscious assessment of these resources and knowledge, to use them whenever necessary. Thus, this session intends to discuss papers that consider reading and writing as the main points of language teaching and learning (mother tongue or additional languages). We hope to build a dialogic environment to share experiences in the field of linguistic literacy, focusing especially on researches related to the monitoring of (meta)cognitive and metalinguistic strategies. Eight proposals will be selected. Each paper presentation should last up to 20 minutes. After all presentations, a 20-minute final discussion will close the special session.

Cartography and Nanosyntax: exploring the sentence functional hierarchy

Organizers: Sandra Quarezemin, Valdilena Rammé

Since the mid-1980s, several researches have demonstrated the existence of highly articulated structures in domains previously considered as indecomposable (CP-IP-vP). More specifically, it is after the publication of Abney’s (1987) and Pollock’s (1989) works that we witnessed the emergence of a new framework in linguistics that had Kayne’s (2004) proposition – “a morphosyntactic feature-a head” – as heuristic and that proceeded to a sweep of the most diverse syntactic structures, searching in increasingly granular levels for their true blocks of composition. In this context, the “Cartographic Project” (Rizzi, 1997; Cinque, 1999) and later “Nanosyntax” (Starke, 2009) were born, between the end of the 1990’s and the beginning of the 2000’s, both based on in the observation that each classical syntagmatic layer (Chomsky, 1981) actually representes an abbreviation for much richer functional structures (Rizzi, 2015). In the search for a profound understanding of natural languages functional categories, based on a detailed study of “their content, number and order” (Shlonsky, 2010), these models have achieved promising results that raise relevant hypotheses about the nature and organization of human languages. For example, studies such as Rizzi (1997; 2004), Cinque (1999) and Belletti (2004) share the idea that functional (grammatical) structures, which are actually much more enriched and detailed than previously assumed, constitute a permanent part of Universal Grammar, and therefore are available in all languages. Accordingly, this observation supported the existence of a universal hierarchy of linguistic categories called the functional sequence (f-seq). In addition to presenting a great explanatory power for the operation of different phenomena, such as the scope of adverbs (Cinque, 1999, 2004; Ramchand & Svenonius, 2014) and syncretisms (Caha, 2009), this f-seq significantly altered our way of thinking about cross-linguistic variation (Starke, 2010) and contributed to a better understanding of the relationship between the computational linguistic core and interface issues (Shlonsky, 2010). Considering the productivity and continuous expansion of this theoretical and methodological framework, it is important to gather and discuss, in Brazil, researches that are developed based on cartographic and nanosyntactic presuppositions. Thus, this symposium intends to integrate works that explore a diversity of functional maps for the sentence structure in the aim of explaining different phenomena observed in natural languages, such as the cases of syncretism and verbal alternations, which are generally governed by restrictions imposed by the f-seq, whether related to the sentence left periphery (CP), to the middlefield (IP), to the event-building domain (vP), or even to the nominal domain (NP). Studies about interrogative sentences, cleft sentences and relative sentences, all of which are directly related to the functional categories in the left periphery of the sentence that make the CP system a complex structure, are also expected. Works on the syntax-prosody and/or syntax-semantic interface that address topic and focus phenomena, as well as conceptual issues and the semantic motivation for functional heads are equally awaited. Researches that deal with the order of constituents, exploring both the high and low periphery of the sentence are within the scope of this symposium too. Likewise, we welcome investigations about the syntax of subject that examine its different positions in the structure middlefield (Cardinaletti, 2004) or that deal with the ordering of demonstrative, numeral and adjective modifiers in relation to the name in its extended projection (Cinque, 2005). Thus, we hope not only to highlight and discuss works developed in the scope of Cartography and Nanosyntax, but also to discuss the similarities, differences and limits of the models themselves. To this end, the symposium will accept ten propositions that depict different linguistic phenomena and that use the theoretical and methodological framework mentioned above. Considering the heuristic principle that governs these models and the centrality of morphology to the functional maps constitution, we encourage the submission of proposals that investigate data from Brazilian Portuguese, vernacular Portuguese (from Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique) and indigenous languages spoken in Brazil.

Corpus Linguistics: Description, Translation And Teaching

Organizers: Eduardo Batista da Silva, Paula Tavares Pinto

Considering debates, challenges and approaches in contemporary Linguistics, this symposium is held in a moment of expansion of Corpus Linguistics as a promising line of Linguistic Studies, keeping its interface with descriptive studies, teaching and translation. Fifteen years after the publication of Linguística de Corpus (BERBER SARDINHA, 2004), one of the seminal works in the area published in Brazil, this symposium focus, on one hand, the different possibilities of exploring lexicon in Linguistic Studies in general and, on the other hand, its protagonism in specific theoretical-methodological lines of Linguistics with the aim of gathering studies that deal with the following themes: 1) theoretical and/or applied research regarding native/foreign language teaching; 2) corpus-based lexicon description; 3) vocabular practice in a quantitative perspective; 4) mono, bi and multilingual phraseology; 5) Lexical Statistics; 6) methodology and compilation of corpus; 7) learner corpus; 8) development of teaching materials; 9) processing software; 10) online resources and 11) Translation Studies. Shedding light on lexicon description, teaching and translation, the symposium aims to provide theoretical awareness of methodologies and analysis tools stimulating the development of new works, resulting from the reflections fostered in the event. In addition, the theoretical basis of the symposium is based on studies of Corpus Linguistics (BERBER SARDINHA, 2004, 2012; SINCLAIR, 2004) as a subsidiary for Lexicology and Lexicography (BIDERMAN, 2001; NATION, 2001, among others), Translation Studies (BAKER, 1993, 1995, 1996; CAMARGO, 2004, 2005; BERNARDINI and ZANETTIN, 2004). At the same time, other theoretical orientations are also welcome to enrich the debates and the exchanging of ideas. In this context, lexical sciences, understood as ramifications of linguistic studies, can present as a focus of interest: a) the study of a repertoire of units (lexical – lexemes/lexias – or phraseological, for example) present in a language; b) the development of reference works (general, special or specific); c) contrastive studies and the matter of quantitative and/or qualitative aspects of the lexicon, from a pedagogical perspective. Based on the premise that there is still a need for more dissemination of the line, the symposium aims to be a moment for reflection and awareness of students, teachers and researchers regarding the impact of Corpus Linguistics, as well as their implications for descriptive and applied studies at under graduate and graduate levels.  We hope that, at the end of the symposium, participants will be able to see the le xicon as a research object that can use a qualitative, quantitative or quantitative approach, depending on several factors, among them: the objectives, corpus and software available and theoretical-methodological orientation of the work.

Contributions Of Cognitive Semantics To The Language-Conceptual Phenomena Approach

Organizer: Eliane Santos Leite da Silva

Through the present symposium, we intend to discuss the interrelationship between the conceptualizing forms of languages, considering that mind, language and culture, constitute a web of meanings, from which it is possible to identify diferente conceptualizations regarding the human being, in their most diverse experiences in community. Thus, we expect the presentations to be based on linguistic-conceptual studies in their most diverse expressions, based on the theoretical biases of Cognitive Semantics and their possible interfaces with other perspectives of application, having as corpus the most distinct linguistic expressions: verbal, nonverbal, gestural, visual, multi or monomodal. In this regard, we hope that the debate then instigated through this symposium will challenge its participants to contribute proposals that reverberate into new interpretive practices in languages by fostering more holistic readings of the world and of the human being in a dialoguing perspective.

Language processing from a perspective of Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics

Organizers: Ricardo Augusto de Souza e Lilian Cristine Hübner

In addition to studies on the acquisition of language, studies on mechanisms and cognitive architectures that support human language processing make up a central object of scientific research in Psycholinguistics and also in Neurolinguistics. At present, this research niche provides empirical foundations on which the representation of representational models of the various levels of linguistic organization can take place. Likewise, area studies allow the exploration of hypotheses about the role of subcomponents of cognitive functions in the production and understanding of linguistic utterances in varying degrees of organizational complexity. In this symposium, papers that deal with issues related to language and cognition are gathered, based on analyzes based on experimental approaches, typical and atypical language processing, in mono and bi / multilingual populations, including the languages ​​of signals. Among the types of atypical language, we find, for example, language in different types of dementia, mild cognitive impairment, right and left hemisphere lesions and aphasia, dyslexia, language-specific disorders, and stuttering. The symposium welcomes works of interface with areas such as Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Speech Therapy and Pedagogy. Regarding the format, this thematic symposium, whose duration will be of 3 hours, will contemplate the presentation of 10 works, each with 15 minutes duration. At the end of the presentations, 30 minutes will be made available for discussions on the works presented. The theme proposed here is best approached in a thematic symposium in function of the epistemological matrix traditionally shared by the studies that compose it: the use of the experimental method, supported by inferential statistical modeling for the hypothesis testing. The gathering of works inserted in such an epistemological matrix in a thematic symposium concludes the possibility that the discussions generated by the participants can bring to the presenters interlocutions that not only cover the possible theoretical and descriptive interest of their works, but that possibly contribute to the technical maturation of the research produced in this area of ​​research in Brazil. We understand that the eminently transdisciplinary nature of this proposal, coupled with its focus on language in interface with both normal and atypical cognitive processes, in monolingual and bi / multilingual contexts, make it a symposium that explicitly dialogues with the theme of the challenges, debates and proposals for “Linguistics in Contemporaneity”, which is the focus of the XI International Congress of ABRALIN.