Research groups

CONTEMPORARY TRANSLATION STUDIES

This study group aims at investigating translation from the perspective of the myriad theories about this activity and by analyzing translated texts, understood here in their broadest sense as everything that undergoes a transformation between languages and, therefore, can encompass visual, audiovisual, performative materials, etc. in addition to written texts. Thus, the group’s research focus is on the interdisciplinary nature of translation, which allows for the convergence of different theoretical approaches (historical, philosophical, linguistic, and cultural, for example) and on the critical examination of translations, in order to reflect on the nature and the effects of the transformations that occur in every translation process.

Leader(s): Carolina Geaquinto Paganine (UFF)

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FILIC – PHILOLOGY, CLASSIC LANGUAGES AND FOUNDING LANGUAGES OF THE NATIONAL CULTURE

Research group that aims at studying linguistic and philological sources of classical languages and languages relevant to the formation of the Brazilian culture. The group’s research projects include Linguistic Historiography, Missionary Linguistics and Grammaticography. Members of the group belong to Cifefil (Fluminense Circle for Philological and Linguistic Studies).

Leader(s): Eduardo Tuffani Monteiro, Leonardo Ferreira Kaltner

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GRPESQ LANGUAGE PRACTICES, WORK AND TEACHER TRAINING

The Language PRACTICES, work and teacher training Group brings together professors, undergraduate and graduate students and former students from UFF, Uerj and Cefet who work on the interface between language practices, the labor world and teacher training, based on the scope of a discursive-oriented Applied Linguistics. The group invests in engaging collective efforts for resistance and possibilities of social action: in using language as an intervention (Rocha, 2006, 2014). The researchers belong to ANPOLL’s Discourse, Work and Ethics Working Group, which also brings together researchers from PUC-SP, PUC-RS, Unirio, UFPA, Facamp, Unirio and UTFR. These partnerships have been in place since 2005, and have resulted not only in a consistent number of publications with professors from the aforementioned institutions, but also co-supervisions, participation in examining boards and events. The lines of research that integrate the GRPesq are: Language and work (PUC-SP); Media and cultural repertoires in the construction of ethnic-racial identities (Cefet Rio); Language practices in different contexts: enunciation, discourse and interaction (UERJ); Text Theory, Discourse and Translation Theories (UFF).

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GAL – LANGUAGE ARCHIVES GROUP

The Group was created as a result of the project for CNE/FAPERJ (2018), which was entitled Language Archives: Interventions and Polemics, by Vanise Medeiros. It brings together researchers from several Brazilian institutions (UFF, UERJ, PUC-Rio, INES, UFRJ, IFF, FTESM, Arquivo Nacional, UFJF, USP, UFSM. UNIOESTE, UFRR, UFT, UESC) and two foreign universities (Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidade de Macau). It is coordinated by Vanise Medeiros and Phellipe Marcel da Silva Esteves.

Leader(s): Vanise Gomes de Medeiros; Phellipe Marcel da Silva Esteves

Site: https://gal.hypotheses.org/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABtKMFlkY9kp72r30ovgyQ

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GESTUM – METAPHOR STUDY GROUP

The group investigates issues of indeterminacy in discourse, with an emphasis on metaphor. A graduate course on metaphor, focusing on its contemporary trends, is offered annually by PosLing, by this group’s leader, who supervises doctoral theses, master’s theses and introduction to science research developed by Group members. Researchers from other institutions also participate in the group.

Leader(s): Solange Coelho Vereza (UFF)

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D&G-UFF – DISCOURSE AND GRAMMAR STUDY GROUP

Since 1997, the Discourse & Grammar Study Group has been carrying out research on phenomena related to continuity, variability and morphosyntactic change in the Portuguese language. The group works in the field of “Use-Centered Functional Linguistics”. This research is also conducted in partnerships with the two other D&G research groups in Brazil, at UFRJ and UFRN. Since its creation, the D&G-UFF group has been training young scientists, master’s and doctoral students, having conquered nine awards in the institution’s IC Journey, in addition to several nominations among the 10 best academic works in the area. Several books have been published as a result of the group’s research: Manual de Linguística, Editora Contexto (2008); Adverbiais, Eduff (2012); Linguística centrada no uso – teoria e método, Lamparina/Faperj (2015); in 2017, Funcionalismo linguístico: diálogos e vertentes, Eduff (2017). The group won Faperj’s prize “Cientistas do Nosso Estado” (Scientists of Our State) twice in 2019.

Leader(s): Mariangela Rios de Oliveira (UFF); Monclar Guimarães Lopes (UFF)

Site: https://deg.uff.br/ 

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GEPEX – STUDY AND RESEARCH GROUP ON THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL LINGUISTICS

GEPEX conducts research and supervises Introduction to Science, Master’s and Doctoral and Postdoctoral research in the fields of linguistic processing in the mother tongue and additional languages, translational psycholinguistics for education, linguistic theory (formal syntax and semantics) and description/analysis of under-represented languages. Experimentally, it combines several techniques, including partnerships with other Labs in Brazil and abroad (segmented reading/listening, eye tracking, acceptability judgment, induced production, application of questionnaires). It also carries out field research, using appropriate ethnographic techniques to obtain data on linguistic production and to measure the perception of language by native speakers.

Leader(s): Eduardo Kenedy (UFF); Luciana Sanchez Mendes (UFF)

Site: http://www.gepex.org

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw8yaLH1AusSOsT5ltsB2qA

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CCO – SENTENCE CONNECTIVES AND CONNECTION RESEARCH GROUP

The aim of the group is to investigate the role of connectives in the Portuguese grammar and the different processes of connecting sentences, in both synchronic and diachronic approaches. The group shares a functionalist vision of language, but investigations are always open to dialogue with other theoretical perspectives. Part of the great mosaic of our current research themes are the morphosyntactic and semantic-pragmatic roles of argumentative operators, discursive markers and all elements of lato sensu connection, including prepositions, conjunctions, adverbs and other grammar categories. The group focuses on the canonical and non-canonical processes of sentence integration as well.

Leader(s): Ivo da Costa do Rosário (UFF); Milena Torres de Aguiar (UERJ-FFP)

Site: http://cco.sites.uff.br/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHMwDKj9-yuY9AxnxH6lukg

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SEDI – SEMIOTICS AND DISCOURSE RESEARCH GROUP

This Research Group brings together researchers in Semiotics, who work with the analysis of texts, discourses, practices and semiotic situations and produce theoretical and methodological reflections on the production of meaning in these objects. Professors from UFF, UFRJ, UFRRJ, UNIRIO, UFPB and UFT, master’s, doctoral students participate, as well as introduction to research students who receive grants. The research has produced numerous dissertations and theses, and several books and articles have been published in specialized periodicals in Brazil and abroad. The group’s works have been presented at Brazilian and international scientific events. The group is currently conducting research in three main lines: 1. Semiotics of art and literature; 2. Transmediation; communication in digital media; 3. Intersemiotic translation.

Leader(s): Lucia Teixeira (UFF); Silvia Maria de Sousa (UFF); Renata Mancini (UFF)

Site: http://www.sedi.uff.br/

 

LABELIN – LINGUISTIC EDUCATION LABORATORY

The Linguistic Education Laboratory – Labelin, linked to the Faculty of Education at UFF, has as its fundamental objective to implement several proposals that support not only initial teacher training, but also continuing education aimed at Arts and Pedagogy undergraduate students, and at teachers who work with the Portuguese language and additional languages and their respective literatures in Basic Education and Higher Education. It is linked to the research group Discourse and Linguistic Education – DELIN.

Leader(s): Luciana Maria Almeida de Freitas (UFF)

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LAS – ARCHIVES OF THE SUBJECT LABORATORY

The Archives of the Subject Laboratory (LAS) was founded by professors Bethania Mariani, Vanise Medeiros and Silmara Dela, from the Department of Language Sciences at UFF, as part of the project coordinated by Professor Bethania Mariani, entitled “Archives on the national subject: discourses in society and in contemporary culture” (Universal Announcement-CNPq/2009). Professor Phelippe Marcel joined LAS in 2018. LAS’ coordination is a collegiate formed by the aforementioned professors. Since its foundation in 2009, LAS has submitted annual reports to PG, GLC and IL. LAS comprises GTDIS, the Discourse Theory Group, and GAL, the Archives of Language research group. The two research groups are formed by researchers from several Brazilian universities, such as UFAL, UNEMAT, UFRGS, UFSM, UNICAMP, UNIOESTE, USP-Ribeirão Preto, among others, as well as post-doctoral students, doctoral, master’s and undergraduate students plus introduction to science students linked to UFF’s Institute of Arts. LAS’ general objective is to expand and disseminate the Discourse Analysis research field, which has been at UFF since 1992. Thus, it will consolidate the relevance of the participating professors in the Brazilian and international scenarios. For that purpose, its main mission is the continued investment in student training and in obtaining resources for research by means of funding from development agencies.

Leader(s): Bethania Mariani (UFF); Vanise Medeiros (UFF); Silmara Dela Silva (UFF); Phellipe Marcel da Silva Esteves (UFF)

Site: http://las.sites.uff.br/

 

LEC – CLASSICAL STUDIES LABORATORY

LEC/UFF is a CNPq Research Group that brings together a community interested in ancient world studies in a collective space of exchange and development at UFF. LEC/UFF brings together professors and (undergraduate and graduate) students of the Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Ancient and Medieval History, Philosophy, Translation and Reception Studies, and other related areas. Supported by the multiplicity of theories for research on Antiquity, it is organized in four lines of research. LEC’s activities consist of fostering the field of Classical Studies at UFF, at undergraduate and graduate levels. In its practical aspect, it supervises students (monitoring projects, academic development, introduction to science, extension, master’s, doctoral courses, etc.); promotes the circulation of research results of its members and others in the scientific community; organizes scientific events (such as SEC/UFF); and supports the activities of other groups.

Leader(s): Beethoven Alvarez (UFF); Glória Onelley (UFF)

Site: http://www.lec.uff.br

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/lecuff

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LABPEC – LANGUAGE CONTACT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LABPEC develops studies and research on Languages in Contact in ethnolinguistic and cultural situations. Its main objective is to identify, describe and analyze situations of maintenance, loss and revitalization of indigenous and allochthonous languages and cultures; the context of immigration and slavery; borders and language teaching. The group’s goal is to evaluate and propose language policies and planning actions for different Languages in Contact situations. Its research belongs to the Line of Research in History, Politics and Language Contact of the PosLing. Research results are presented in theses, dissertations and other publications in the area.

Leader(s): Mônica Maria Guimarães Savedra (UFF); Telma Cristina de Almeida Silva Pereira (UFF)

Site: http://labpec-uff.com.br/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC54QPuPi3m0y28u5rSAd9Vw/videos

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RESEARCH GROUP IN SEMIOLINGUISTICS – LEIFEN – READING, FRUITION AND TEACHING

The group is guided by the Semiolinguistic Theory of Discourse Analysis, founded by Patrick Charaudeau, with the objective of investigating the process of construction of meanings, both at the reception end, and in the production of texts, in order to capture the mechanisms internal (textual) and external (discursive and situational) that contribute to meaning. In this way, the investigations conducted by the group favor the link with teaching, with a view not only to the creation of methodologies aimed at literacy, but also to the problematization of reading (in a broad sense). In addition to monthly meetings, the group annually offers a discussion forum open to the public according to topics of interest.

Leader(s): Beatriz dos Santos Feres (UFF); Patrícia Ferreira Neves Ribeiro (UFF)

Site: semiolinguística.uff.br

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAmoc0NiPl5pPmiUK5v1qJw

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LENUFFLE – ‘NUMÉRIQUE’ LITERACY AT UFF IN FRENCH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Seeking to articulate reflections around FLE, this study group was born at UFPE in 2012, contemplating the demands in terms of research in the area in that region until 2018. Currently, LENUFFLE, by being located at Federal Fluminense, came to incorporate UFF to its name, also incorporating the demands that emerged in this new context of action. Discussing research, training and extension are the dynamics experienced by this plural group, whose perspective of Literacy in Languages allows bringing together projects that are situated in the dialogue between linguistic analyses and social practices. It aims at deepening the relationships established between discursive communities, understood as producers of meaning and apprehended in the constitution of the subject in their political, historical and cultural actions. Theoretical-methodological references also privilege the existing articulations between language practices and situations involving language teaching and translation projects. Therefore, the collective identity of LENUFFLE proposes discussions that radiate into the field of language studies and literary expression in the contemporary context. In recent years, it has also had a significant production with works on the new Information Technologies for Education (ITE) and on Français sur Objectif Spécifique – FOS, in particular FOS Scolaire.

Leader(s): Joice Armani Galli (UFF); Katia Ferreira Fraga (UFPB)

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MIDI – MEDIA AND/IN SPEECH

The research group MiDi – Media and/in discourse was created in January 2020. Its objective is to strengthen the work in inter-institutional partnership already carried out by the group’s researchers in recent years. Based at UFF and at the Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia (UFSB), the group has been conducting research aimed at analyzing the discourses in/of the media, having the discourse theory proposed by Michel Pêcheux as a theoretical-methodological frame of reference. The group has the active participation of Professors, doctoral students, master’s and introduction to science undergraduate students.

Leader(s): Silmara Dela Silva (UFF); Fernanda Luzia Lunkes (UFSB)

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NECLES – NUCLEUS OF CRITICAL STUDIES IN LANGUAGES, EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

The Nucleus of Critical Studies in Languages, Education and Society (NECLES) aims to promote social justice, defending an egalitarian, inclusive and pluralistic vision of education and society. NECLES focuses on theoretical-conceptual reflections on issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, inequalities, transnationalism, multiculturalism and interculturalism, centering on the relationships between languages, education and society. The group adopts critical traditions from human and social sciences, mainly from the perspectives of critical literacy, new and multi-literacies, critical pedagogy, critical sociology, and applied linguistics. Having an interdisciplinary nature, NECLES brings together researchers who analyze social relations and practices concerning education, as well as new modalities of literacy(ies) and new didactic approaches that favor social justice. Criticism is defined here as a concern for the expression of unequal power relations, in their diverse forms (economic, linguistic and cultural), including sexism, racism, homophobia and transphobia, and their reflection in school and non-school spaces. The group conducts research on both the mother tongue and additional languages and dialects, as well as linguistic hybridism theories, such as translanguage and interlanguage, considering favorable spaces for the construction of meaning, such as the classroom, the streets, the media, social networks and literature.

Leader(s): Joel Austin Windle (UFF)

Site: https://www.facebook.com/NECLESUFF/

 

PORUS – NUCLEUS OF LINGUISTIC STUDIES OF PORTUGUESE IN USE

The PorUs Nucleus’ specific study object is the Portuguese language in use. The debate it promotes focuses on the different variations of Portuguese in the world, with emphasis on the Brazilian and European variants. The group’s research delves into the influence of discourse in shaping grammar, and into the role of grammar in shaping discourse, focusing on underlying cognitive aspects. It also prioritizes the interrelationship between Cognitive Semantics and Functionalist Syntax in understanding the phenomena under analysis. It also works on the constitution of a corpus of Rio de Janeiro State speech by means of audio and video recordings of spontaneous conversations. This group’s activities, which relies on the active participation of (doctoral, master’s and undergraduate) students, seeks to have a crucial impact on the academic life of its members, not only in the writing of academic essays (final papers, dissertations and theses), but also in conducting research projects and in the scientific production of its researchers.

Leader(s): Nilza Barrozo Dias (UFF); Jussara Abraçado (UFF)

Site: http://porus.sites.uff.br/

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NTC – TRANSLATION AND CREATION CENTER

Created in 2016, the Translation and Creation Nucleus (NTC/UFF) is a group of professors, researchers and students gathered to conduct research on these areas and to promote these fields in the academic world. The group’s starting point is a perspective that understands the processes of translating and creating as convergent, considering that both move across epistemological boundaries, requiring, because of their nature, an interdisciplinary approach that traditional sciences tend to compartmentalize. From this convergence, the task of translation is validated, whether it is literary, specialized or audiovisual, because it always contains a fundamentally creative and reflexive act. In turn, the task of creating beyond the aspects of invention and reflection on the subject and object also requires an act of translation when it is understood as a way of interpreting and understanding the world.

Leader(s): Carolina Geaquinto Paganine (UFF); Beethoven Alvarez (UFF)

Site: http://ntc.sites.uff.br/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/nucleodetraducaoecriacao

LANGUAGE, WORK AND TEACHER EDUCATION PRACTICES

The Practices Group (GRPesq) brings together professors, former students, graduate and undergraduate students who work in the interface between linguistic studies and social practices. Connections between language practices, the work world and teacher education are privileged when taken under a discursive-enunciation perspective. GRPesq is linked to two other research groups, Atelier-Language and Work (PUC-SP). Language practices in different contexts: enunciation, discourse and interaction (UERJ), Media and cultural repertoires in the construction of ethnic-racial identities (Cefet RJ). The researchers in this group are part of the Anpoll WG “Discourse, work and ethics”.

Leader(s): Maria del Carmen Fátima González Daher (Del Carmen Daher) and Maria Cristina Giorgi

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INTERINSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH GROUP OF FRANCOPHONE AMERICA (PIAF)

The Interinstitutional Research Group of Francophone America (PIAF) gathers researchers from Brazilian and foreign universities to delve into the presence of the French language in the Americas. The group’s general objective is to investigate the sociocultural, historical and political aspects related to the teaching and practice of French on the continent. The approaches adopted in the studies conducted by the group examine francophony from the glotopolitical, transnational and decolonial perspectives. Among the group’s production, there are theses and dissertations, events and publications. Thus, the group intends to promote research on linguistic and cultural diversity, promote reflections that contribute to the training of language teachers and foster the internationalization of UFF, by means of partnerships and projects established with foreign researchers.

Leader(es): Telma Cristina de Almeida Silva Pereira (UFF); Marina Mello de Menezes Felix de Souza (UFABC)