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Maria Silvia Cintra Martins


Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Maria Sílvia Cintra Martins is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Anthropology of Language, and Indigenous Languages and Culture. She is a professor of the Department of Modern Languages at the Federal University of São Carlos (Universidade Federal de São Carlos/ UFSCar). She has been developing research work in the area of Applied Linguistics concerning writing, literacy and translation for the last ten years. She coordinates two large projects involving undergraduate and post-graduate students: "Translation and New Literacies? and "Translation, Poetics and cultural artefacts in literacy practices in kindergarten? (concerning indigenous language, culture and literature), supported by FAPESP and CNPq. She also coordinates the Research Group ?Languages in Translation? - LEETRA/CNPq. She has coordinated at UFSCar and some estate schools a series of workshops aiming at propitiating a better understanding of literacy, poetry and digital artifacts for learning purposes. She has also collaborated with indigenous students and writers to promoting an understanding of indigenous cultures and languages with the emphasis on fighting prejudice and stereotypes. She has published books, articles and chapters with the focus on Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies. She is the author of the app "The chase of Bengal tiger and other animals in the risk of extinction" meant to be used by children in the Kindergarten and first year of Elementary School. She has been developing the app "Jeriguigui and the jaguar" (2019/07879-4). She is a CNPQ PQ-2 researcher. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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