Sneak Peek 26: Marcos Pereira Feitosa & Cleuzilaine Vieira da Silva

The Flow of Information in Texts from a Brazilian University Website in Portuguese and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS)

Marcos Pereira FEITOSA, D.A.

UFSJ (Brazil)

marcpf@yahoo.com

Cleuzilaine Vieira da SILVA, M.Ed.

UFSJ (Brazil)

cleuzilaine@ufsj.edu.br

Abstract: This research aimed to analyze differences and similarities concerning the Flow of Information in a small corpus of texts with general information for students available at UFSJ’s website in Portuguese and LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language). The corpus received annotations in CROSF, a code using Systemic Functional Linguistics criteria, and EFI, an additional code for the Flow of Information, concerning the Method of Development. The main purpose is not to assess the translation, but to observe differences between Portuguese and LIBRAS texts, possibly revealing limitations of the system in each language as well as difficulties in translation between these two languages.

Bios:

Marcos Pereira FEITOSA teaches English and Portuguese as a Second/Additional Language at the Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil. He holds aMaster’s and Doctor’s degrees in Applied Linguistics: Translation Studies at UFMG, Brazil.

Cleuzilaine Vieira da SILVA teaches Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) at the Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education at UFSJ, Brazil.

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