Cod. MES006 - ABSTRACT


Title: Contribution of the dialogical theory of language in the analysis of  verb-visual chronicle

Authors / Institutions:

MIRIAM BAUAB PUZZO (UNITAU)

Abstract: Bakhtin’s and the Circle’s dialogical theory of language has provided theoretical and practical reflections in diverse spheres of human activity that have in language the expressive form. While these researchers have focused their reflections in literary genres, the  theoretical categories that they conceptualize expand the possibilities of analysis of other genres than the literary ones. With this premise, the purpose of this communication is to discuss the verbal and visual language of genres of journalist sphere, focusing in the dialogical relationship established between text and context, as well as the enunciator and the presumed reader in view of the ethical/aesthetic enunciator’s standpoint hints at the utterance structure. To accomplish this proposal was selected Millôr Fernandes’ “Bon Voyage” chronicle published in Veja magazine of august 26, 2009. This chronicle like others that were published in Veja, in the period of 2004-2009, is characterized by verb-visual language in its composition, whose peculiarity is the author’s full production of the text, that is, Millôr is responsible not only for the written text, but also the artistic production: illustration and layout. So creatively, he articulates the verbal and visual languages, with a syntactic structure marked by fragmentation, but whose compositional articulation forms its thematic unity. Besides the analysis based on Bakhtin and the Circle, with regard to discursive genres: theme, compositional form and style as well as the dialogical relationship and the evaluative tone present in concrete utterance, another contribution is necessary in regard of visual language as Dondis and Guimarães, dealing with visual arts and colors. It is hoped that this analysis increases the theoretical possibilities for new approaches in the practice of reading the verb-visual language presents in the genres of journalistic sphere.

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