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Graduate Program in Language Sciences

 

 

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History

Objectives

Concentration Area

Research Lines

Student and Alumni Profile

Doctoral Degree Course

Master's Degree Course

Subjects

Professors

Jornals

Academic Productions

 

History

The Master’s Degree Course in Language Sciences was created in 1998, and started its classes in July 1999 in Tubarão, offering concentration areas in Theory and Analysis of Languages and Applied Linguistics to Teaching. In 2001, the Course expanded to Palhoça, offering concentration area in Language and  Information Technology. The course was recognized in the State of Santa Catarina by the Decree number 5458, of July 29, 2002, published in the Diário Oficial do Estado de Santa Catarina (DOESC) in July 30, 2002.

In 2002, there was a curricular revision, aiming to align the Course to the Brazilian National Graduate System (SNPG/CAPES). The course was agglutinated into a unique concentration area named Language, Media and Discursive Processes, and three research lines: Discursive Analysis of Semantic Processes, Textualities and Discursive Practices, and Language, Culture and Media. A Checking Commission of CAPES, composed by Dr. Sírio Possenti (UNICAMP) and Dr. Dermeval da Hora Oliveira (UFPB), evaluated the proposal in February 2003. The Arts/Linguistics Committee accredited the Course in January 2004, and CAPES Technical Consultative Council homologated the decision in February 10, 2004. The Ministry of Education recognized the course in December 21, 2004 (Ordinance number 4310, published in the Diário Oficial da União, in December 23, 2004, section 1, p. 33). In the first half of 2004, it has taken place the first selection process of Capes Curriculum with the classes starting in July. In 2007, the course participated of its first triennial evaluation, maintaining the concept 3.

In 2007, Graduate Program in Language Sciences (PPGCL in the Portuguese acronym) elaborated the project of the Doctoral Degree Course in Language Sciences. The concentration area was called Textual, Discursive and Cultural Processes, with three research lines: Textuality and Discursive Practices, Discursive Analysis of Semantic Process, and Language and Cultural Processes (recently rearranged in two research lines: Text and Discourse, and Language and Culture). The project was submitted to CAPES in March 2008, and the acceptance of the Graduate Program in Language Sciences (PPGCL), with both Master’s degree and Doctoral degree courses, was homologated at the University Council in April 9, 2008. In December 2, 2008, the Checking Commission of CAPES, composed by Dr. Diana Luz Pessoa de Barros (UPM) and Dr. Célia Marques Telles (UFBA), evaluated the Program. The CAPES Technical Consultative Council approved the project in December 10, 2008, and the Ministry of Education recognized the Doctoral Degree Course (Ordinance number 589 of June 18, 2009). In the first half of 2009, it has taken place the first selection process of students for the Doctoral Degree Course, with the classes starting in July. In 2010 and 2013, the PPGCL obtained the concept 4 from CAPES through the evaluation of the triennia 2007-2009, and 2010-2012. In December 31, 2015, the Program had titled 316 masters and 35 doctors/PhDs.

Objectives

The Graduate Program in Language Sciences (PPGCL) conceives the language as part of human characterization. It is especially by the language that the individual constitutes itself as subject, establishing parameters to investigate – and comprehend – the fellows and the world.

The language organizes itself through the most diverse signs into systems that follow its historical and social course, in a tangling of/in the culture. In this sense, the meaning cannot be isolated, limited to the verbal language. The meaning is constituted through its insertion in the multiple semiotic systems within which – and whereby – human beings configure themselves.

Given this broad context of language and the agents who constitute the language and are constituted in the language, PPGCL’s teaching and research activities were conceived. Its Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree Courses are organized into a reference perspective that studies the language in its – alive, dynamic, and multi-semiotic – discursive and cultural dimension.

Then, PPGCL is constituted on the following objectives:

a) Promoting researches about language in its textual, discursive and cultural dimension; and

b) Qualifying Letters, Cinema and Audio-visual, Social Communication and correlated professional areas to research and produce knowledge in language, as well as to teach in the Academy.

Concentration Areas

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

The Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree Courses are organized on language studies that highlight social practices of linguistic interaction, discursive processes of meaning production, and aesthetical-cultural manifestations.

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

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

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

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

Research Lines

The PPGCL is organized in two research lines: Text and Discourse, and Language and Culture.

The research line Text and Discourse deals with processes of meaning production in its subjective, social, historical and ideological dimensions. In the research projects connected to this research line, it is conceived that meaning processes always happen into specific and unique social events, activating not only the language, but material determinations as well.

The research line Language and Culture deals with verbal and non-verbal languages and their correlations on modernity and contemporaneity, as well as the aesthetical and cultural manifestations, with emphasis on the symbolic production and its several supports. Research projects connected to this research line work into an intersection between the fields of Literature, Arts (Visual, Scenic, Musical), Photography, Cinema, Fashion, Anthropology, and Communication.

Student and Alumni Profile

PPGCL attends, with priority, to alumni from the undergraduate courses in Letters, Cinema and Audio-Visual, and Social Communication (Journalism, and Publicity and Advertising). Moreover, considering the multidisciplinary dimension of concentration area, PPGCL receives students from the most diversified undergraduate’s degree and bachelor’s degree interested in textual, discursive and cultural objects.

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

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

The theoretical aspect aims to the student’s theoretical complementation, updating and improvement, unleashing actions that enable the student:

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

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

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

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

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

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

b) The academic writing;

c) The proficient and critical reading;

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

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

The achievement of this profile implicates the commitment with the trine function of teaching, research, and extension of the Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina – UNISUL. Regarding to teaching, before the multiple demands, PPGCL seeks to develop the student to: the domination (always critical) of the knowledge in specific area, the autonomy, and the commitment with his/her professional practice. Concerning to the research, the activities of investigation are permanently generated and stimulated, supported by theoretical knowledge articulated to the methods in Language Sciences. On the extension, PPGCL systematically promotes activities that enable the student to take the knowledge generated in the University to the external community, aiming to stimulate in the student his/her conscious role of an innovative agent, comprehending the results of the researches as social and public assets.

Doctoral Degree Course

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

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

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

In the 3rd trimester, the student has multiple opportunities to deals with specific theories which can be related to his/her research project. This phase aims to establish an explicit connection between academic and research formation. Generally, each Research Project offers Special Topics. These Topics allow the professor to present to the student theories and methodologies that will support his/her research projects.

During the 2nd semester and on the way through the 3rd semester, the student participates in Advanced Seminaries. This subject has two stages: firstly, the student writes his/her dissertation project; secondly, the student presents the project to an examination board and to other doctoral students and professors.

In the 4th semester, there is the subject Advanced Reading Topics. In it the student deepens one of the research fields, and starts to write his/her dissertation.

Simultaneously, the student will have to attend Optative Subjects until to complete at least 45 credits in subjects. In addition, the student will have to complete at least 3 credits in Complementary Academic Activities (academic and research activities associated to the PPGCL).

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

Lastly, the student elaborates the final version of the dissertation, sends it to the examination board, and defends it openly.

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First Year

Compulsory Subjects of Concentration Area

Basic Subjects of the Research Line

Special Topics and Advanced Seminaries (beginning)

Second Year

Advanced Seminaries (Final)

Advanced Reading Topics

Third Year

Dissertation Qualification

Fourth Year

Dissertation Defense

Master’s Degree Course

The Master’s Degree Course in Language Sciences was planned to be concluded within 2 years. To achieve the title of Master in Language Sciences, the student must complete 24 credits in disciplines and 6 credits in thesis.

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

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

In the 3rd trimester, the student has multiple opportunities to deals with specific theories which can be related to his/her research project. This stage aims to establish an explicit connection between academic and research formation. Each Research Project usually offers Special Topics. These Topics allow the professor to present to the student theories and methodologies that will support his/her research projects.

In the 4th trimester, the course offers Guided Reading Topics. In these topics, the student studies the bibliography of his/her thesis and writes the thesis project.

During the 5th trimester, the student qualifies the thesis project publicly. Once the project is qualified, the student elaborates his/her thesis and defends it until the end of the 4th semester.

View your course:

First Year

Compulsory Subjects of the Area of Concentration

Basic Subjects of the Research Line

Special Topics

Guided Reading Topics

Second Year

Thesis Project Qualification

Thesis Qualification

Thesis Defense

Subjects

List of subjects updated in June 9th 2017

 

Compulsory subjects for the concentration area

Linguistic Studies

Philosophy of Language

Aesthetics

Basic subjects for the research lines

Text and Discourse

Discourse Analysis

Literary Theory

Cultural Studies

Compulsory and exclusive subjects for the doctoral degree course

Advanced Reading Topics

Advanced Seminaries

Special Topics

Special Topics “Debate on Postmodernity, the Contemporaneity and its Discontents”

Special Topics Cinema, Politics and Culture – Filmmakers I: (Anti-)Oedipus and Antigone

Special Topics in Arts: Contemporary Readings

Special Topics in Cultural Boundaries, Territories and Social Dynamics in Postmodernity

Special Topics in Discourse Analysis: Heterogeneous Materialities in Teaching and Research

Special Topics in Discourse, Culture and Media

Special Topics in Goal Conciliation Theory

Special Topics in Language and Psychoanalysis: the Voice in its Relations with Speech, Discourse, Silence and Music

Special Topics in Online Discursivities and Digital Textualities

Special Topics in Power Relationships: Memory and Forgetfulness

Special Topics in Representations: Identities and Migrations in Culture

Special Topics in Studies on Social Imaginary

Special Topics in Theories of image

Complementary elective subjects

Teaching internship

Guided Reading Topics

Complementary Academic Activities

Professors

TUBARÃO CAMPUS

Language and Culture

Dr. Alexandre Linck Vargas

Dr. Artur de Vargas Giorgi

Dr. Deisi Scunderlick Eloy de Farias

Dr. Heloisa Juncklaus Preis Moraes

Dr. Jussara Bittencourt de Sá

Text and Discourse

Dr. Andréia da Silva Daltoé

Dr. Fábio José Rauen

Dr. Maria Marta Furlanetto

Dr. Silvânia Siebert

FLORIANÓPOLIS CAMPUS

Language and Culture

Dr. Ana Carolina Cernicchiaro

Dr. Antônio Carlos Gonçalves dos Santos

Dr. Dilma Beatriz Rocha Juliano

Dr. Ramayana Lira de Sousa

Text and Discourse

Dr. Giovanna Gertrudes Benedetto Flores

Dr. Maurício Eugênio Maliska

Dr. Nádia Régia Maffi Neckel

Dr. Solange Leda Gallo

Journals

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

Crítica Cultural (Cultural Critique) is a biannual publication opened to collaborators from Brazil and abroad who work on issues related to the knowledge and makings of the culture, from theoretical perspectives originated in the literary criticism dialoguing with fields of art, cinema, and communication.

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

The Memorare Journal, from Graduate Program in Language Sciences and Grupep-Archeology, is a biannual publication opened to collaborators from Brazil and abroad who work on proposals bound to the preservation, valorization and dissemination of the material and immaterial cultural patrimony. We point out the themes to be discussed together or through dossiers: pre-historical archeology, historical archeology, underwater archeology, patrimonial education, geo-processing, cultural patrimony management, conservation, restoration, memory, identity and imaginary. In addition, other associated themes can be explored.

Scientific Production

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

Theses

Dissertations

Books

Books Chapters

Language Collection

Research Groups

Research Projects

 

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Linguagem

Campus Tubarão:  Av. José Acácio Moreira, 787, Bairro Dehon, 88.704-900 - Tubarão, SC - (55) (48) 3621-3369

Campus Grande Florianópolis: Avenida Pedra Branca, 25, Cidade Universitária Pedra Branca, 88137-270 - Palhoça, SC - (55) (48) 3279-1061