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Womens´s trajectories: a study of discursive traditions in letters to the publisher's magazines of São Paulo

Grant number: 10/02652-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 28, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal Investigator:Maria Lúcia da Cunha Victório de Oliveira Andrade
Grantee:Maria Lúcia da Cunha Victório de Oliveira Andrade
Host: Teun Adrianus Van Dijk
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain  
Associated research grant:06/55944-0 - History of Portuguese spoken in São Paulo (Caipira project), AP.TEM


This study aimed to describe and analyze the discursive genre of letter from the publisher's magazines produced in the Sao Paulo press, in the late nineteenth and twentieth century, in a diachronic perspective, seeking thereby suggesting the Discursive Traditions (Kabatek, 2004) that are in the representational identity and thrown.From this perspective, this research post-doctoral dissertation on women's textual production in the context of print media São Paulo, in particular the organization, characterization and functionality of the letters editor and transitivity as a language highlighted in the constitution of this kind of discourse For this research will use the magazine The Messenger as a corpus for the nineteenth century, in facsimile edition edited by Zuleika Alambert and published by the Printing Bureau of Sao Paulo in 1987, with respect to the XX and XXI, we use Magazine "Claudia" (Editora Abril) and "Creative" (Editora Globo) on copies published in several decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of this century.Thus, this work aims to combine three main streams of linguistic theories that establish a dialectical relationship between language and society - the model of discursive traditions (TD) (Koch, 1997; Kabatek, 2004;), the Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) (Fairclough, 1997, 2007, Van Dijk 2008) and Systemic Functional Linguistics (LSF) (Halliday, 2004) - in order to deepen the analysis methodology for the diachronic texts, intending thereby to realize the constraints of social structures and institutional in the process of textual production of women's press Sao Paulo, as well as their power of resistance to the forms of traditional media, produced by men and how that builds its niche role in the community. (AU)