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Poetics and figurativity: semiotics applied to classical Latin texts (Ovid, Metamorphoses, I, 583-747)

Grant number: 12/19144-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Classical Literatures
Principal Investigator:Márcio Natalino Thamos
Grantee:Ewerton de Oliveira Mera
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


This research project presents the proposal to develop a scientific investigation that addresses the Latin text using theoretical concepts of Linguistics, Literary Poetics and Semiotics in order to focus mainly on aspects of the figurative expression. Therefore, the meaning effects raised by the perception through the reading of text are taken as baseline data to investigate the particular arrangement of language, responsible for expression of these effects. As a result of this investigation, a metalinguistic discourse will be produced about the basic features of the poetic figurativity of the text. This analysis and description will focus mainly on the first step of the procedures of figurativization, i.e., the figuration of the discourse, when a theme is coated by semiotic figures. In addition, reference notes will be drafted to accompany the selected translation of support, with general comments about the culture (mythology, history, geography, philosophy, etc.), necessary data to a more comprehensive understanding of the text (these notes shall provide basic subsidies for reading the original Latin). (AU)

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