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Gândavo and the Historia da prouincia Sãcta Cruz a que vulgarmete chamamos Brazil: study of the lexicon and the authorship marks

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Rejane Centurion Gambarra e Gomes
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Manoel Mourivaldo Santiago Almeida; Ieda Maria Alves; Roberto Leiser Baronas; Phablo Roberto Marchis Fachin; João Antonio de Santana Neto
Advisor: Manoel Mourivaldo Santiago Almeida

This thesis aims to present an interdisciplinary study of the work Historia da prouincia Sãcta Cruz a que vulgarmete chamamos Brazil, by Pero de Magalhães de Gândavo, published in 1576, and the manuscripts that came before it: Tractado da prouinçia do Brasil, Tractado da terra do Brasil and Historia da prouincia Sancta Cruz, a que vulgarmente chamamos Brasil. This work deals with various aspects of the new province: fauna, flora, captaincies, natural resources, inhabitants, among others, being selected for analytical sampling, the common chapters about the natives. Under the fundamentals of Philology, we studied the textual tradition, analyzed the dedications and edited semidiplomatically the selected parts. To discuss the textual tradition, we consulted, in addition to the specific bibliography, the versions taken as corpus, some editions of the versions and contacted libraries in Brazil (prince edition) and Europe (manuscript versions). Based on studies of the lexicon, we developed an index of frequency and occurrence of nouns employed in the selected parts and categorized seventy-one lexias in six lexical fields, in order to understand the process of naming the native implemented by the non-native. We inventoried the lexias using the textual statistical program \"Lexicon 3\"; and analyzed the semes of the lexias using Gândavos coeval and not coeval lexicographical works. Based on discourse analysis concepts, we analyzed the enunciative scene of the corpus and compared the use of lexias of one of the lexical fields in the four versions. Among the results achieved, we include the following: there was a lexical diversity on the treatment of the native; the lexical fields indicated the construction of natives mischaracterizing images; the enunciator presents his text as History, but \"shows\" the scenographies as treaties and oral narration of stories; the nomination process is not restricted to linguistic, but also to discursive scope; the dedications and the frequency of lexias in lexical field could indicate authorship marks. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/01943-6 - Gândavo and História da Prouincia Sãcta Cruz a que Vulgarmete Chamamos Brasil: a study of the lexicon and authorship marks
Grantee:Rejane Centurion Gambarra e Gomes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate