Spanish language: description, operation, and intercultural processes

Research Projects:



The language and the literary text

Description: Study of the processes and discursive strategies in fictional texts in Spanish, particularly focusing on the oral representation in literature.

Professor in charge: Maria Zulma Moriondo Kulikowski (


Languages and subjects within enunciation: identification processes - integration discourses - resistance movements

Description: Considering the enunciative process in a foreign language as identification processes, our objective is to detect the constituting aspects that predominate in discourse operation in Brazil and in Spanish-speaking countries. This study is based on the interpretation of the imaginary games designed by Hispanics and Brazilians, and the analysis of integration discourses and language policies in the enunciation of the Southern Cone.

Professor in charge: Maria Teresa Celada (


Linguistic proximity and discursive memory. Exploration in mass culture genres

Description: Willing to consider the hypothesis that linguistic proximity is dependent of spaces of unevenly shared discursive memory, we examined the Portuguese and Spanish languages in South America in the present historical moment. In a previous study, we explored regularities held in comparable genres of mass culture, focusing on their urban spaces.

Professor in charge: Adrian Pablo Fanjul (


Syntactic studies

Description: Studies on phenomena of Spanish syntax, focusing on the pronominal systems and in transitivity.

Professor in charge: Mirta Maria Groppi Asplanato de Varalla (


Colloquial Spanish: verbal interactions and polite expressions

Description: This project aims to study the particularities of the colloquial register of the Spanish language in written and oral corpus, focusing on the presence of politeness in verbal exchanges.

Professor in charge: Maria Zulma Moriondo Kulikowski (


Language (s), discourse, space(s) - Emphasis on the identification processes and speeches on language

Description: Considering, inside enunciative spaces, the political and historical operations, and also their association with the different, the objective is, on the one hand, to analyse the identification processes by exploring the possibility of detecting movements of subjectivation/non-subjectivation. And, on the other, to analyse discursive practices, focusing on how the production of linguistic tools is important to languages and its subjects.

Professor in charge: Maria Teresa Celada (