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Bakhtiniana: Revista de Estudos do Discurso

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Abstract

BARONAS, Roberto Leiser  and  COX, Maria Inês Pagliarini. Discourse, Argumentation and Scenography in "Iconotexts". Bakhtiniana, Rev. Estud. Discurso [online]. 2014, vol.9, n.1, pp.4-18. ISSN 2176-4573.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2176-45732014000100002.

This article, in line with the enunciative trend of discursive studies, makes use of the trichotomic notion of enunciation scenes, emphasizing scenography (MAINGUENEAU, 1998; 2006; 2008; 2013) in order to read a set of three "iconotexts," circulating on billboards in 2009 in the city of Cuiabá. Exhibited on the main avenues of Cuiabá, the "iconotexts" alluded to Dante de Oliveira's political legacy. Performing a scenographic analysis, based on the examination of the verbal and iconic materiality of the texts, this study identifies an overlapping of enunciators - the Dante de Oliveira Institute, the politician Dante de Oliveira, and the PSDB, the latter being chromatically symbolized. Besides the enunciators, the scenographic analysis of the three iconotexts also indicates the topography and the chronography activated in the narrative of the discursive event Dante de Oliveira. The study shows the epistemological relevance of placing scenography at the center of the analysis of political communication.

Keywords : Discursive studies; Political communication; Enunciation scenes; Scenography.

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