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Textual organization in Christmas interventions on the Portuguese-Brazilian political scene

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https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-460x202253754

Keywords:

textual organization, discursive markers, political genre, Portuguese-Brazilian texts

Abstract

On the political scene, Christmas Messages have assumed a statute of tradition, but will their textual plan be fixed or occasional, as Adam (2002) postulates? In order to identify the organizational structure of these texts, a diachronic and contrasting analysis Portugal-Brazil was carried out, focusing on the text's distribution and segmentation processes (Silva, 2016). Thus, the analysis focused on graphic composition, thematic distribution and, above all, the articulatory mechanisms that ensure textual cohesion (organizers, markers/connectors, chains of reference). The results point to a structure in four blocks - exordium, governmental performance, future commitments, peroration, which is altered according to communicative needs. The initial and final blocks have an emotional tendency, related to Christmas emotions, and the central blocks are of an objective nature, presenting evidence of performance and governmental intentions. Due to the flexibility showed, it is considered that the text plan for these political interventions is occasional, although there are some common segments.

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Posted

06/07/2022

How to Cite

Pita, S. T. de O. (2022). Textual organization in Christmas interventions on the Portuguese-Brazilian political scene. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-460x202253754

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Linguistic, literature and arts

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