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Ele quase chegou perto. Er war knapp dran. Imprecision strategies as a resource for cultural enrichment: the first language, additional language and heritage language contexts in the Portuguese/German bilingualism

Grant number: 15/14551-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2015
Effective date (End): November 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Portuguese Language
Principal Investigator:Maria Célia Pereira Lima Hernandes
Grantee:Priscilla Klinger Nogueira
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/08273-4 - The learning and acquisition processes of German as second language and Portuguese as heritage and foreign language: the place of intersubjectivity, BE.EP.DR


Taking as its starting point the idea that cognitively complex constructions are difficult to grasp for every individual who is not involved with community sociocultural logic, this project aims to investigate the appropriation of coding constructs of inaccuracy - complex and inter-subjective - by individuals in limited contact, partial contact or almost complete with the sociocultural context. As informants, this project involves speakers of different native languages (Portuguese, English and German) in the learning process of several heritage languages in addition to Portuguese as a second language and also as a foreign language. It is in our interest to investigate the different levels of inputs to which individuals are exposed in different learning situations. We hypothesized that the diversification of contexts is essential to take place recognition, understanding and the use of coding inaccuracy buildings. We assume further that this concept can be understood only by syntactically more mature speaker and more involved with the culture and that greater access to informal and spontaneous inputs would provide the individual a greater spectrum in the gradation of inaccuracy. Referrals planned to answer the questions and thereby check the validity of the listed cases involve the application of perception tests, understand and use, which presuppose the check through the syntactic encoding of inter-subjectivity, the level of consciousness. We offer qualitative, quantitative and comparative analyzes of data collected through tests applied to informants, in order to check the level of complexity of the strategies employed in the syntactic encoding of inaccuracy.

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