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Language and cognition in interaction: the role of frames in the organization of the discourse topic in conversational interactions of the Aphasic Community Center (IEL, UNICAMP)


Linguistic and interactional practices can be seen as a locus of great importance for the observation of a mutually constitutive relationship between conceptualization and interaction. This is the sociocognitive premise - of interactionist nature - that sustains this research project, dedicated to analyze the role of semantic and interactional frames to the organization of discourse topic in conversations developed in everyday interactional practices between aphasics and non-aphasics, held in the Aphasic Community Centre (University of Campinas). Our main hypothesis considers that models through which we understand and organize the world (such as frames), for their intersubjective properties and perspectival nature (cf. TOMASELLO 2003 [1999]), play an important role in organizing and managing conversational interactions.The contributions of this research project to important issues of conversational and textual studies agenda - cognition in interaction - are noteworthy: i) the theoretical and empirical bases of mutual constitutivity relationship between language and cognition through the analysis of frames role specially to the development and management of topic in the context of everyday discourse; ii) the empirical support of the renewed discussion on the scope of the term aphasia as loss of metalanguage stricto sensu (i.e., only on linguistic system); iii) establishment of methodological criteria for analysis of linguistic and interactional data - with multimodal nature - in the field of Aphasiology. (AU)

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