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Grant number: 13/09985-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Sirio Possenti
Grantee:Patricia Aparecida de Aquino
Host Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


We intend to analyze, from the perspective of French discourse analysis theory, a controversial discursive space, involving two discursive positions around what some appoint dyslexia: errors of children in the writing acquisition. On the one hand, there is the discourse in which it operates predominantly part of educators and linguists who view mistakes as constituting the writing acquisition process and, on the other hand, the discourse in which psychologists, neuropsychologists and physicians see mistakes as learning disorders. The subjects of both positions often assume that it is a controversial topic and resort to arguments that, in general, not dialogue with the Other, but with their simulacrum - characteristic of polemic discourse - and, sometimes, disregarding the other, in a kind of erasure, a non-dialogue. This controversy has existed for about a century and has recently been fierce in Brazil, for example, when the Federal Council of Psychology, created a campaign against the overuse of medication whose purpose would be to improve the academic performance of children and adolescents.We consider necessary a better understanding of the interaction between these discursive positions and how people directly affected by dyslexia undestand this issue: the families of children diagnosed as dyslexic and literacy teachers. For this reason, we believe it is extremely important to analyze the controversial proposal based on Discourse Analysis by Maingueneau (1984), in addition to deepen the study of the forms of manifestations of disciplinary mechanisms, by Foucault (1975).

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AQUINO, Patricia Aparecida de. Polemics about dyslexia: a interincomprehension story. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem Campinas, SP.

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