Revelando sentidos na prática docente: A abordagem de corpus na análise do discurso

Translated title of the contribution: Uncovering meanings in pedagogical practice: The corpus approach in discourse analysis

Vander Viana, Danielle Menezes, Milena Mendes

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This paper discusses the feasibility of using Corpus Linguistics tools in the analysis of pedagogic discourse. For doing this, two case studies are presented. The first one focuses on the discourse of English language teachers of a well-known languages course in Rio de Janeiro about the implementation of technological resources in the classroom. The second study, in its turn, seeks to realize the position held by university professors of literatures in English language with regard to literature and its teaching. The results point out to the richness of contextual data which can be inferred from a linguistic analysis with an empirical basis. All in all, the paper uncovers the importance and flexibility of the corpus approach in discourse analysis, which may be applied to several contexts.

Translated title of the contributionUncovering meanings in pedagogical practice: The corpus approach in discourse analysis
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)175-217
Number of pages43
JournalDELTA Documentacao de Estudos em Linguistica Teorica e Aplicada
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2012


  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • English language/literature teaching
  • Pedagogic discourse
  • Teaching English as a foreign language
  • Teacher education

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