Formed in 2007 under the coordination of Professor Luiz Barros Montez, the group brings together academics and students interested in researching language use in historiographical contexts. In other words, it congregates researchers working on problems concerning the representation of History and historiography, that is, questions referring both to discourse and ideology that are amalgamated in language. All of the group's activities are implemented in interdisciplinary fashion, taking from the fact that it is epistemologically based on two clear-cut areas that are well defined in the context of human communication and its symbolic exchanges: on the one hand, the field of Language and Literary Studies; and on the other, studies on Epistemology and Historical Methodology. It houses the research project Discursive depictions of Brazil in the discourse of European travelers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Coordinated by Professor Kátia Cristina do Amaral Tavares, the group examines interactive processes and discourse practices in digital, multimedia and teaching / learning contexts. It houses the research project Interaction and discourse in digital and multimedia contexts.

Created on 2012, this group congregates professors Ana Paula Marques Beato-Canato, Christine Nicolaides, Paula Szundy, Rogério Tilio and their undergraduate, master and doctoral advisees, who develop researches on language teaching and learning and teacher training from transdisciplinary dialogues with conceptions of literacy, genres of discourse/text, autonomy, new technologies, analysis and elaboration of didactic materials.

NUDES - (The Center of Research in Discourses and Society)

NUDES (The Center of Research in Discourses and Society) operates within a transdisciplinary framework, bringing together research practices which look at how language acts performatively in the construction of social life in a myriad of institutional contexts (the media, the school, hospitals, families, the church etc) and non-institutional ones (social platforms, cultural groups belonging to the so-called “periphery”, political activism groups etc). Investigations focus on the relationships between semiotic processes, textual mobility, sociabilities and globalization processes. Under the supervision of Prof. Luiz Paulo da Moita Lopes, the Center comprises research projects developed by different faculty members: Adriana Carvalho LopesBranca Falabella FabrícioDaniel do Nascimento Silva, Fátima LimaRodrigo Borba.

Coordinated by Professor Henrique Fortuna Cairus, PhD., the PROAERA (a research group listed in the Research Groups Directory at CNPq, as well as in the Research Projects Directory at UFRJ) has been working alongside the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program in Applied Linguistics at UFRJ since August 2008. The PROAERA is a group bringing together research projects that seek to shed light on the perceptions of Classical Antiquity prevalent in Western societies. Projects dealing with the rereading of Classical texts and imagery through the use of a contemporary theoretical apparatus are also welcome. In September of 2008, the PROAERA got together with three other research labs in Rio de Janeiro - Ousia (at the Graduate Studies Program in Philosophy at UFRJ), Noésis (at the Department of Philosophy at UERJ) and Discourse and Fiction (at the Department of Philosophy at UFF) - in order to form the Rio de Janeiro Center for Classical Studies (PEC-RJ).