Apreciando a literatura:Um estudo sobre a fala de alunos de Letras

Viana, Vander and Shepherd, Tania (2007) Apreciando a literatura:Um estudo sobre a fala de alunos de Letras. Letras & Letras, 23 (1). pp. 167-183. ISSN 1981-5239

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According to Rothery and Stenglin (2000), one of the objectives of literary education is to provide language students with strategies which enable them to articulate opinions containing emotional, ethic and/or aesthetic values. The present article reports an investigation on how first-year undergraduates at a public university in Rio de Janeiro articulate appraisals in their mother tongue in terms of the aesthetic quality of poems. To this end, the work describes data collection using focus group discussions (cf. BARBOUR; KITZINGER, 1999) and the analysis of such corpus by means of Martin and Rose’s (2003) system, which focuses on the language of Attitude. With the help of a concordancer, the most frequent lexical items and the clusters they formed are extracted and analyzed. Finally, the article discusses how far the research subjects are capable of articulating the types of aesthetic opinions referred to by Rothery and Stenglin (2000).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: appraisal,attitude,appreciation,literature,focus group,spoken production
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 08:39
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 00:02
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72215

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