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BRAZILIAN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMISSIONS PROCESS FOR REFUGEE STUDENTS: THE LINGUISTIC INSERTION AS A CONDITION OF HOSPITALITY

ABSTRACT

This study discusses knowledge/power relations present in policies on hospitality tailored to enable access to Brazilian universities for refugee students. The analysis focus on the linguistic materiality of institutional documents to understand the effects of meaning from institutional discourse. The discussion, based on psychoanalysis, deconstruction and discourse theories, emphasize the normative and prescriptive character of this discourse and the role played by the Portuguese language as the main condition that, at the same time, makes it possible and impossible for refugees to enroll in Brazilian public higher education.

Keywords:
refugees; university; hospitality

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