Regina Celi Mendes Pereira da Silva

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Research group:

1) Leader of the Research Group in Literacies, Interaction and Work- GELIT (Grupo de Estudos em Letramentos, Interação e Trabalho) UFPB

2) Work Group member of ANPOLL Discourse Textual/ Genres (ANPOLL is the acronym of National Association for Graduate Studies and Research in Languages, Literature and Linguistics)

3) ALTER Group Member/USP (University of São Paulo)-CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development)



The Project aims to promote practices of academic literacy with undergraduate students of Language and Literature, Translation and Foreign Languages Applied to International Negotiation (LEA) courses, In order to help them improve their proficiency in text production necessary to academic education of these students. ACADEMIC TEXTS ATELIER (ATA) intends to extend its scope to postgraduate degree in order to focus on a higher level of proficiency. Its main purpose is to create a workshop space of academic texts-which also has access to different areas of scientific knowledge-in order to find out the connection between the creation of academic texts and different ways to make knowledge (Cf. BHATIA, 1993). The proposal is in line with other institutional initiatives such as the one being developed at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) which develops academic literacy projects with graduate students and post-graduation (Cf.ARNOUX, 2009). As UBA, we intend to create a group of researchers that supervises and assists our students (post graduated and others programs) to elaborate papers, abstracts, reviews, dissertations and theses


The understanding of language as a socio-interactive phenomenon allows us to verify the extent of the role of textual genres, which constitute and govern the socially acquired literacy practices. Therefore, our project investigates the process of constitution of written texts and how it works internally, relating it to how these texts are produced. We are also investigating how textbooks are been produced, how rewriting develops and that means it can contribute for the process of written texts, furthermore, also investigating written literacy practices of an indigenous community in state of Paraiba. The investigations are been developed with engagement of post graduating, graduating and junior research students.