INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS 2021-2024

LINHA DE PESQUISA CULTURAS, NARRATIVAS E IDENTIDADES AMAZÔNICAS

1Coordenador: Miguel NenevéA PRATICA DISCURSIVA SOBRE A AMAZONIA
2Coordenador: Francisco Bento da SilvaCARTOGRAFIAS AMAZÔNICAS: RELATOS DE CIDADES, RIOS FLORESTAS NA HISTÓRIA E LITERATURA
3Coordenador: Marcello MessinaDESDE AS PERIFERIAS GLOBAIS: SONS, ESCRITAS E IMAGENS DA ALTERIDADE
4Coordenador: Yvonélio Nery FerreiraESTUDOS COMPARADOS E TEMÁTICOS EM LITERATURA E DIREITOS HUMANOS
5Coordenadora: Francielle Maria Modesto MendesMÍDIAS, REPRESENTAÇÕES E NARRATIVAS: ESTUDOS SOBRE A AMAZÔNIA ACREANA
6Coordenador: Marcos de Almeida MatosMITO E HISTÓRIA NO SUDOESTE AMAZÔNICO
7Coordenador: Francisco Aquinei Timóteo QueirósNARRATIVA, LITERATURA E JORNALISMO: POR UMA EPISTEMOLOGIA AO REVÉS DOS RELATOS HEGEMÔNICOS
8Coordenador: Gerson Rodrigues de AlbuquerquePATRIMÔNIOS CULTURAIS NAS AMAZÔNIAS E PAN-AMAZÔNIA – ARTES DO FAZER E DO DIZER: RESISTÊNCIAS E (RE)EXISTÊNCIAS COTIDIANAS
9Coordenador: Helio Rodrigues da RochaTRADUÇÃO E INTERPRETAÇÃO DE NARRATIVAS DE VIAJANTES DE LÍNGUA INGLESA E DE OUTRAS NACIONALIDADES PELOS MUNDOS AMAZÔNICOS

LINHA DE PESQUISA LÍNGUA(GENS) E FORMAÇÃO DOCENTE

1Coordenadora: Aline Suelen dos SantosCOMPLEXIDADE ENUNCIATIVA EM PRÁTICAS DISCURSIVAS
2Coordenadora: Queila Barbosa LopesDIGITALIDADES E APRENDIZAGEM DE LÍNGUAS – DALI
3Coordenadora: Juciane dos Santos CavalheiroESTUDOS ENUNCIATIVOS: SUBJETIVIDADE E ALTERIDADE
4Coordenadora: Maria Inês de AlmeidaFORMAÇÃO DOCENTE PARA A DIVERSIDADE CULTURAL
5Coordenadora: Paula Tatiana da Silva AntunesGÊNEROS DISCURSIVOS QUE PERMEIAM A FORMAÇÃO DOCENTE NO ÂMBITO DE LÍNGUAS/LINGUAGENS: UM ENFOQUE NO CONTEXTO AMAZÔNICO
6Coordenadora: Lucieneida Dováo PraunNARRATIVAS DE TRAJETÓRIAS SOCIAIS NA AMAZÔNIA CONTEMPORÂNEA: DIALOGISMO E LUTAS DE SENTIDOS NOS MUNDOS DO TRABALHO
7Coordenadora: Valda Inês Fontenele PessoaOBSERVATÓRIO DE EPISTEMOLOGIAS E PRÁTICAS CURRICULARES: FORMAÇÃO E ATUAÇÃO DE PROFESSORE(A)S DAS CIDADES, DOS CAMPOS E DAS FLORESTAS
8Coordenadora: Maria de Jesus MoraisTERRITÓRIOS, FRONTEIRAS E CONSTRUÇÃO DE DISCURSOS IDENTITÁRIOS NAS AMAZÔNIAS
9Coordenador: Shelton Lima de SouzaUSOS, ATRAVESSAMENTOS E ATITUDES (SÓCIO)LINGUÍSTICO-IDENTITÁRIAS EM DIFERENTES ESPAÇOS SOCIOINTERACIONAIS AMAZÔNICOS: AS LÍNGUA(GENS) DAS MARGENS


INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS 2017-2020

Research projects - Amazonian Cultures, Narratives and Identities

Literary reading in focus

Description: The project aims to reflect methodologically on literary reading, from a Barthesian view of the literary text, at different educational levels: from Basic Education to Postgraduate Education.

Urban cartographies: accounts of cities, rivers and forests in history and literature

Description: This project is centred on studies of multiple urban images and their interlocutions with literature, history, memory and narratives of the city. Cities and forests as spaces of representations and the relationships between subjects and spaces. The forms of urban imaginary: culture and city, literature and city, art and city, memory and city, power and city, field/forest and city. The different ways of living the city, the struggles for the city, the social production of space and time, the cultural practices and ways of living and intervening in the public space by different social groups. The city, the river and the forest are related as issues of study articulating different tangible and intangible cultural heritage, constituting important fields of study in the Amazonian, Pan-Amazonian and Indo-American context.

Indigenous ethnography and cultural translation in Thomas Wiffen

Description: This research project originated from the process of translation of the report The North-West Amazon: notes of some months spent among cannibal tribes (1915), by Thomas Whiffen, a British anthropologist who, during 1908 and 1909, explored the lands between the Içá and Japurá rivers, in the northwest of the Amazon River and studied two linguistic groups of the region, the Bora and the Witoto, who, at the time, had hardly been contacted by non-indigenous people. The focus of the research is articulated around the relation between indigenous ethnography and cultural translation and aims to problematize questions concerning the material and immaterial culture of the two indigenous people who appear in the account and also the linguistic, cultural and political aspects present in this travel narrative.

Teacher training for cultural diversity

Description: This project aims to create a space for articulation and development of studies and experiences (Intercultural Laboratory), involving researchers, artists and indigenous teachers from the 16 indigenous ethnic groups currently living in Acre. Uniting research, extension and teaching, in a transdisciplinary perspective, the various levels of training, the various areas of knowledge and the various cultures in permanent friction, producing textual marks, what is sought is to understand the possible intercultural dialogues resulting from the implantation of schools in indigenous communities in South-Western Amazonia. Experimentation, the recording of oral manifestations, documentation and reflection, through field research, workshops and seminars, will be the basis for the production and editing of texts to be disseminated in the villages and surrounding areas.

Languages, Borderlines and Interculturalism

Description: From an interdisciplinary perspective, this research project focuses on promoting investigations on the processes of transit of different human groups on the tri-national border Brazil-Peru-Bolivia, as a way to analyze the construction of identity discourses, paying attention to intercultural dimensions and ethnic and linguistic diversity.

Literature, teaching and regionality

Description: The project is organized from several critical articulations of the literary object and its uses for the interpretative confrontation of the phenomenon. The applicability aims at searching for strategies of risk and recognition in the classroom, mainly based on literature of regional Amazonian expression.

Media, imaginary and representation in South-Western Amazonia

Description: The project aims to study the imaginary and the representations about the Brazilian Amazon, especially with regard to Acre. Since the first narratives about the region, still with the travel chroniclers in the 16th century, it was already treated by the dichotomy paradise/green hell, distant place, demographic emptiness, sign of backwardness. In view of this, we intend to develop this research by analyzing how different media contribute to the maintenance and dissemination of these concepts.

Cultural heritage in Amazonia and the Pan-Amazon: arts of doing and saying

Description: The project is focused on studies and reflections on the heritages of material and immaterial cultures of different human groups in Amazonia and Pan-Amazon, paying attention to historical and geographical temporalities, spatialities and territorialities, ways of living/thinking forests and cities, indigenous languages and literatures, Oralities, forms of contact and cultural exchanges, arts and political and aesthetic perceptions, forms and relations of power, identity narratives, relations between writing and orality, beliefs and values, religiosities and different perceptions of Amazonian living in its relationship with the world as a whole.

Journeys of silence in literature

Description: In the scope of this project, what is intended is to identify forms of silence and their paths both in narratives of Brazilian literature and other literatures that are relevant to this study. In this sense, theoretical assumptions related to Mikhail Bakhtin's theories will be indispensable, especially dialogism and polyphony, as well as those pertaining to the field of silence, memory and identity.

Discursive practices in literary works about the Amazon: colonization and decolonization

Description: The central objective of this project is to produce investigations around issues related to discursive practices in literary works about the Amazon, in order to problematize the themes and views about colonization and decolonization in different fictional representations that invent and reinvent this region for the world.

Re-territorialization processes and green agenda in the Pan-Amazon: a study of the triple border Brazil/Peru/Bolivia

Description: The general objective of the research project is to problematize and analyze narratives about the role played by large international conservationist NGOs in the new cycle of exploitation of natural resources in the Pan-Amazon from the end of the 20th century. At the theoretical-interpretative level, the political frontier is understood as the consecration of certain correlations of political forces and tends to hide the front (the dispute) that engendered it. These are defined as elementary spatial structures, linear in form, with the function of geopolitical discontinuity between national states, with the purpose of being a reference of the exercise of sovereignty and the symbolic meanings underlying it. The duo Language and Politics - Discourse and Ordering is constituted as a central element in the proposed reflections and analytical exercises.

Projects - LFLingua(gens) and Teacher Training

The argumentative construction of environmental discourse in various textual genres

Description: This research project aims to analyze the argumentative construction of environmental discourse in various textual genres, examining the semantic-argumentative, stylistic, discursive, enunciative, semiotic resources, as well as the textual factors responsible for establishing the meaning(s) of literary and non-literary genres with environmental themes. The delimitation of the theme is due to the fact that contemporary society values the preservation of the environment, manifesting this attitude in texts that circulate in various social spheres. Our linguistic analyses will be based on Stylistics, Textual Linguistics, French Discourse Analysis, Argumentative Semantics and Applied Linguistics, also dialoguing with several areas of knowledge, such as: History, Sociology, Anthropology, Marketing and Advertising, Ecology and Environmental Education. Thus, our research focuses on the text/discourse, as a unit of meaning and space of interaction, showing itself to be interdisciplinary, an aspect in which the most recent studies in discourse analysis fit.

Analysis and production of didactic materials for language teaching: an approach in the light of Queer Linguistics

Description: This research project seeks to analyze the didactic materials for language teaching in the light of the theoretical assumptions of Queer Linguistics (Borba, 2015, Butler, 2003, Foucault, 1996 and 2003). Queer Linguistics is a subarea of Linguistics, with an interdisciplinary character, which presents diverse objectives: one of these objectives is to analyze linguistic productions that reflect discourses of/about diverse sexualities and sexual genders in relation to heteronormative standards. Non-hegemonic sexualities and genders are characterised as social productions that do not fit/fit into the dichotomous and binary standards established by heteronorms (Butler, 2003, Foucault, 1996 and 2003). We understand that didactic materials for language teaching, in which linguistic and cultural issues are presented - whether in videos, different types of audios, textbooks - produce diverse discourses of/about genders and sexualities, (in)visibilizing, many times, certain sexual behaviors. Therefore, through Queer studies, it is possible to develop an understanding of the linguistic marks that construct and (re)construct sexual identities or that create and (re)create stereotypes and prejudices around non-hegemonic sexualities and genders in different teaching materials. Thus, we intend, throughout the development of the project, to analyze the linguistic-discursive construction of the discourses produced in different teaching materials for language learning, observing, mainly, how the different sexualities and genders are addressed in these materials. Beyond the material analysis, we will propose the production of pedagogical practices and didactic materials that produce diverse problematizations around the existing sexual diversity.

Toponymic Atlas of the Brazilian Western Amazon and other lexical domains

Description: Based on the notion that Toponymy is the branch of Onomastics that studies the process of naming physical and human landforms, this research project aims to catalogue, classify, describe, analyse and map the names of human and physical landforms in the Brazilian Western Amazon. This is a study in the lexical domain, which constitutes the cognitive-cultural universe of a given linguistic community. The analysis of toponymic records seeks to relate the toponyms with sociocultural, historical and ideological factors, revealed through their motivational aspects, triggered in the act of naming the spaces.

Description of the languages spoken in the Amazon: linguistic aspects

Description: This project seeks to develop research related to the Language(gens) and Teacher Training line of the Postgraduate Programme in Letters: Language and Identity (PPGLI-UFAC), focused on the description, analysis and documentation of the languages spoken in the Amazon. The studies seek to portray the linguistic diversity of this region. The project team is composed of teachers/researchers from the Language Courses at UFAC, former students of the Master's Degree Course in Language: Language and Identity at UFAC who wish to continue their research, current students and teachers from PPGLI and scholarship students from the Scientific Initiation Program at UFAC.

Enunciative studies: subjectivity and otherness

Description: Having the enunciation as a central point, as understood by Bakhtin and Benveniste, the focus of this project is on: a) the analysis of the literary text, with an enunciative bias; b) theoretical and practical issues, such as authorship, subjectivity, alterity and reading practices.

Teacher training: stories and memories

Description: The aim of this research is to investigate the process of teacher training characterizing the historical path, the legal framework, the teachers' knowledge, the strategies and skills assigned to the teaching profession. Thus, we will understand the educational and formative scenario of the teaching profession today in the voices of authors such as: Nóvoa (1999), Tardf (2002), Gatti (2011), Ramalho, Nuñez, Gauthier (2003), Ens; Gehrens (2011), loss (2015), Perrenoud (2001). Through qualitative research in education, leaning on the model of bibliographic research, it will be possible to understand the educational scenario in what refers to teacher training understanding the genesis, the past and the present of teachers, confrontations and challenges that make up the daily reality in teacher training courses. The teacher/student relationship and the knowledge of experience. The challenges of training teachers and professionalising teaching. We will also study the strategies and competencies that the teaching profession faces. In this theoretical articulation, histories and formative memories that dialogue with knowledge and daily practice of the teaching profession intersect.

Images of a craft - history and memory of teacher training institutions and practices in Acre

Description: This research project consists of investigations in socio-historical perspective on the practices and institutions of teacher training in Acre, in the period between 1920 and 2000, comprising three axes: a) analysis of the processes of institutionalization and formulation of teacher training policies in Acre, developing the role of public power in the creation of specific institutions such as Normal Schools and Teaching Courses; b) mapping and problematization of training practices with regard to the educational action of the trainers: contents and teaching methodologies and the curricular organization which shaped the training of teachers; c) study of the spatial structure, with attention to the aspects: architecture, plan, building construction standards and constitutive aspects of the school culture. The research aims to produce a systematic and integrative interpretation of the interiority of the institutions in order to explain and relate it to the wider reality of the education system.

Languages, identities and educational practices

Description: From an interdisciplinary perspective, the proposal is to study the oral and written languages: reading, writing and literacy; Discourse Analysis, Content Analysis and the Informational and Communicational Language mediated by new technologies dialoguing in the field of educational practices.

Languages, Interculturalism and Teacher Training

Description: The central proposal of this Research Project is centred on investigating the dimensions of languages and intercultural processes in the field of teacher training, their tensions and conflicts in the making of pedagogical practices.

Past and present of the Aruak peoples: language and power of the Apurinã in Western Amazonia

Description: The present project presents a proposal to study the historical development of groups of the Aruak family in Western Amazonia, especially the Apurinã, through the examination of anthropological and linguistic information by researchers specialized in the study of Aruak groups. Language, political organisation and inter-ethnic activities will be compared as a means of determining the historical trajectory and changes experienced by these people.

Identity language practices in the Amazonian context

Description: The focus of this project is centered on the search to understand the uses of language as a social practice and identity constitution and the different conceptions of language as a means to promote language teaching and learning strategies, articulated with the demands of the contexts of use. Among its objectives is the teaching of genres, the analysis of teaching materials and the use of information and communication technologies in language teaching.