Seminário de Especialidade em Linguística do Texto e do Discurso (not translated) - 1st semester


At the end of the curricular unit students will be able to:
a) characterise the theoretical and epistemological assumptions of the area of specialisation in the broader context of Linguistic Studies;
b) properly combine levels of textual and discursive description with (micro-level) linguistic analysis;
c) present reasons and arguments that can contribute to the debate about the psychosocial nature of language;
d) consider possible contributions from Text and Discourse Linguistics to the development of other areas of knowledge and work;
e) develop relevant research designs to answer questions that remain open in the field and conduct interdisciplinary work associated with other areas aimed at responding to requests of social nature.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Antónia Coutinho


Weekly - 2

Total - Available soon

Teaching language





Almela, R. (ed.). (2010). Más de ciencia del texto. Revista de Investigación Lingüística, 13. URL:
Angermuller, J.; Maingueneau, D.; Wodak, R. (eds) (2014). The Discourse Studies Reader. Main Currents in Theory and Analysis. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Bronckart, J.-P. (2012). A linguagem no centro dos sistemas que constituem o ser humano. Caderno de Letras, 2012, n° 18, p. 33-53.
Bulea, E., & Bronckart, J.-P. (2008). As potencialidades praxiológicas e epistêmicas dos (tipos de) discursos. Scripta , 22 (nº12), pp. 43-84. URL:
M. Monte, & Philippe, G. (2014). Genres et textes. Déterminations, évolutions et confrontations. Etudes offertes à Jean-Michel Adam. Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon.
Riestra, D. (2010). Saussure, Voloshinov y Bajtin revisitados: Estudios históricos y epistemológicos. Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila Editores

Teaching method

The curricular unit will be taught through lectures, when required, but it will be essentially seminar-based, with the emphasis being placed on the presentation and discussion of previously selected texts, as well as on the participation in significant events (conferences or workshops) and phased discussion of research projects that are to be developed within the field.

Evaluation method

Evaluation will include: active participation in sessions (15%), a critical review of an article (25%) and the writing of a research project (60%).

Subject matter

1. Text and Discourse Linguistics as an area of specialisation: epistemological assumptions and theoretical frameworks.
2. Text(s) and discourse(s) as study objects: descriptive perspectives and models of analysis.
3. Language functioning: grammar skills and textual and discursive practices.
4. Praxeological and epistemic issues associated with the functioning of texts and discourses.
5. Text and Discourse Linguistics in connection with other fields (IT developments, text revision and editing, approaches to didactic transposition, activity theory and analysis of professional practices, among others).


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