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The epistemological parameters of Louis Hjelmslev's theory of language

Grant number: 12/15309-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate (Direct)
Effective date (Start): October 15, 2012
Effective date (End): October 14, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Waldir Beividas
Grantee:Paula Martins de Souza
Supervisor: Sémir Badir
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Université de Liège (ULg), Belgium  
Associated to the scholarship:12/06292-0 - Subjectivity in the field of Semiotics, BP.DD

Abstract

One of the research steps in our doctoral thesis was the epistemological analysis of some French works in semiotics, based on a set of epistemological parameters of Louis Hjelmslev's theory of language. During this stage, some questions related to these parameters remained unanswered, leading to a deeper investigation of L. Hjelmslev's own work. Starting from the foundations of the Hjelmslevian thought, notably from the work of his main precursor, Ferdinand de Saussure, this new step of our investigation may take into account the confrontation between the epistemological parameters of this structuralist chain and the parameters of other limitrophe epistemological chains. By the moment, parameters that rule the post-structuralism, deconstructivism and phenomenology are indentified as limitrophes. With this confrontation, we seek to understand if these different kinds of knowledge acquisition can support each other, or can cause oppositions creating conflicts that threaten the theory consistency. (AU)

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