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Argumentation, textuality and designation in the Semantics of the Event: the meanings in the differents ways of slavary.

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In this project the Research Unit on Historical, Political And Social Studies' team proposes to investigate the different ways of slavery. We will analyze this theme focusing on the various meanings of the "slavery" designation and we want to examine their different spaces and modalities. Thus we would like to explain that we will not study only the "slavery" word and its common meaning related to Brazilian colonization, for example, and its abolition in 1888. Our starting point is explained by the following questions: was the slavery really abolished in 1888 in Brazil? Is the slavery a process that constitutes only the black and white people relationships? What kinds of slavery processes are common in our society nowadays? What kind of meanings the slavery relations remain in a city like São Carlos that is surrounded by great properties? We also propose to think about the links (Halliday and Hasan, 1975 apudGuimarães, 2011) between words and utterances in order to constitute the texture in the enunciative event and then to understand the texture procedures toward to a semantic and enunciative analysis .For these aims will start from the texture procedures like as the Semantics of the Event (Guimarães, 2002, 2007, 2011) proposes. Furthermore, we also think about the relation between semantics and syntax, based on Dias (2009, 2012, 2015).We will examine the enunciations based on the history concept and on the way how the texts construct the meanings and the designations, organizing the words and the argumentative direction. The analysis on argumentation will be done through the enunciative scene. This way, we will study the meanings related to the word "slavery" focusing on the relationships that the subjects have with aspects as technology, fashion, aesthetics, prejudice, Law and the Bible, for example.Finally, this project is coordinated by PhD. Soeli Maria Schreiber da Silva and PhD. Carolina de Paula Machado. Linguistics and Literature undergraduate students and Linguistics graduated students are members of the research team too. (AU)

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