LINES OF RESEARCH
LINE OF RESEARCH 1:
Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Language Structure and its usage patterns. Linguistic description: synchrony and diachrony. Cognition and language. Stabilization, variation and linguistic change. Lexicon and grammar. Theoretical and methodological perspectives of linguistic studies. Language education.
LINE OF RESEARCH 2:
TEXT, DISCOURSE AND TRANSLATION THEORIES
Theoretical perspectives of text, discourse and translation studies. Verbal language and other languages. Discourse and enunciation. Discourse and inter-discourse. Factors of textual organization. Text genre and spheres of circulation of discourses. The contribution of text, speech and interaction studies to specific discursive contexts. Language education.
LINE OF RESEARCH 3:
HISTORY, POLITICS AND LANGUAGE CONTACT
Linguistic ideas, grammatization and meta-historiography. The social and political construction of languages. Language, State, Society and Borders. Linguistic diversity management and standardization processes. Linguistic and cultural identity. Linguistic representations and uses. Ethics and linguistic rights. Linguistic education.
THEORETICAL-METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LANGUAGE STUDIES (required for the Master’s Course)
The evolution of ideas and linguistic theories in the West. The relationship between theoretical perspective and methodological perspective in the sciences of language from a formal, functional and discursive standpoint. The state of the art in linguistic research: trends and challenges.