PPGI Lecture Series I

01/09/2022 13:13

É com satisfação que o PPGI anuncia uma série de PPGI Lectures, supervisionados pela Profa Dra Lêda Tomitch. O primeiro está marcado para o dia 29 de Setembro de 2022, às 17h00, via Plataforma Zoom e será apresentado pela Pós-Doc, Dra Patrícia de Andrade Neves. “This series of lectures encompass developments from three post-doctoral researchers who are members of NEL (Núcleo de Estudos em Leitura) from the Department of Modern Languages at UFSC“. Participe!

📓Bilingualism and reading instruction in L2: Fostering inference generation in English in Basic Education

📅 29 de Setembro de 2022 (Quinta-feira)
🕤 17h00min
💻 Plataforma Zoom
👩‍💻 Dra. Patrícia de Andrade Neves (PUC-RS/Pós-Doutoranda PPGI)

“Bilingualism expands the cultural universe of students through the L2. Reading learning has great importance for this process, inference generation being fundamental for reading comprehension. In general, the pedagogical work developed in L2 still needs theoretical basis in relation to the cognitive aspects of reading comprehension (FLORY; SOUZA, 2009). Based on these findings, this study focuses on the analysis of theories that deal with the formation of the reader in the English language (L2) in interface with inference generation and the structuring of lessons in basic education in reading phases (pre-reading, reading and post-reading) helping in this process (GAGNÉ ET AL., 1993; TOMITCH, 2009; CHIKALANGA, 1992).  In the present exploratory study we discuss how the Pre-reading phase can help students to generate pragmatic inferences, through prior knowledge activation and use. The Reading phase enables the generation of propositional inferences because it involves work with the semantic textual content. The Post-reading phase provides the connection between the textual content and the student’s reality, helping the generation of pragmatic inferences. Overall, the reading phases as a contribution to the inference generation process can help in the formation of the reader in English as L2. “

Moderator: Sabrine A. Martins Townsend (UNISC)

PPGI Lecture Series: Exploring Reading Issues through Current Post-doctoral Studies

This series of lectures encompass developments from three post-doctoral researchers who are members of NEL (Núcleo de Estudos em Leitura) from the Department of Modern Languages at UFSC (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina). NEL was created by Dr. Lêda Maria Braga Tomitch in 2002 and has been developing research at the graduate level in the areas of language processing, comprehension, and production including cognitive as well as instructional aspects. Three postgraduate researchers, Patrícia de Andrade Neves, Chris Royes Schardosim, and Claudia Marchese Winfield have been supervised by Dr. Tomitch and will present their ongoing post-doctoral studies in three individual lectures. In the first lecture of the series, Patrícia de Andrade Neves discusses contributions from research in reading comprehension to L2 readers’ formation with a focus on inference generation. During her post-doctoral studies, she proposes an instructional approach based on reading phases and examines its effect on inference generation. Chris Royes Schardosim offers the second lecture and concentrates on reading strategies for reading comprehension in Portuguese as L1. The lecture proposes the examination of the concepts of strategies and abilities applied to reading research and suggests a strategic instructional approach to reading. In the third lecture of the series, Claudia Marchese Winfield offers the results of her preliminary readings about biliteracy. Initially, she considers conceptualizations about bilingualism as a dynamic phenomenon, then progresses to a summary of readings about biliteracy. Future directions for this post-doctoral research involve research about metalinguistic awareness and transfer processes of bilingual children.