Considering the importance of scientific journals in Brazilian academic production, as well as their role in the formation of researchers since the beginning of university life, our objective is to describe and analyze the similarities and differences between scientific articles written by undergraduate students for a student journal and articles by researchers experienced in other journals. We will analyze the verbal aspects (thematic content, style and compositional construction) in conjunction with extraverbal elements, starting from the communicative situation for the linguistic materialization of the statement. The analysis will be based mainly on those concepts formulated by the Bakhtin Circle, which are essential to the research, namely: the sphere of human activity, statement and speech genres. In addition to the original works of the authors of the Circle, contributions from scholars of these theories, such as Beth Brait, Carlos Alberto Faraco Luciane de Paula, Marina Mendonça, Renata Marchezan, Sheila Grillo and Wanderley Geraldi, will be used, making use of their definitions and elaborations on discourse, speech genres and the relation of the statement with the means of production and circulation.
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