Research Seminars take place twice a year (in the first and second semesters) with a view to the discussion of the research developed by graduate students, as well as of the results found. After presentations, there is a question-and-answer moment which also involves the critical appraisal of the projects; comments and suggestions are put forward by the audience, which is primarily composed of teachers and students of the Program. The Seminars are a key discussion site for the qualification of the researchers.
Organized by the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics, the Meetings for the Micro-Analysis of Data (EMADs) take place once a month and are designed for researchers (teachers and students) who, in their investigations, resort to a variety of strands of Discourse Analysis with data generated from written and/or oral language.
Each session features one or two researchers who present excerpts from their oral, written or multimodal data. The research and the data are quickly contextualized (this takes between five and then minutes), and participants discuss their interpretations, ask questions and venture analytical suggestions with a view to offering the data the possibility of a multidimensional, polycentric and polyphonic analysis.
EMADs are, therefore, interactive debates about the potentiality of different kinds of data. They consist of opportunities to share ideas about how to approach discursive data, to interact with data generated by other researchers, and to sharpen our analytical sensibility to the micro-details of daily life.
EMADs are interdisciplinary spaces. The doors are open to teachers and researchers, belonging to graduate programs in a wide range of fields of knowledge, who resort to different strands of Discourse Analysis as part of their analytical toolkit.