Visiting Lecturer of Portuguese

M.A., Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Pedro Lazaro dos Santos is the Visiting Lecturer appointed by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) of the Brazilian Ministry of Education, starting his activities at UBC in September 2015. A language teacher for more than 15 years, he has experience teaching in several contexts, especially English and Portuguese for academic and specific purposes, such as tourism and business. He is also a teacher trainer and lecturer on intercultural communication. His current teaching activities comprise Portuguese language for romance language speakers, Portuguese for business and Brazilian Culture.
His main research activities, whose theoretical and methodological apparatus is based on critical language studies, concern the multilingual communication in Brazil and the identities of Brazilian speakers and users of foreign languages, with special focus on the academic and higher education context and on the linguistic landscape of Brazilian Portuguese.
He has grown interest in developing artistic and cultural actions that involve Brazil and Brazilian music, literature, theatre and arts, and has already developed research in Brazilian Heavy Metal songwriting.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Brazilian Portuguese language teaching and learning
  • Second Language socialization
  • Critical language studies and Critical Discourse Analysis
  • Linguistic Landscape in Brazil
  • Social pragmatics and philosophy of language

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Articles and book chapters
About academic discourse, with  Ricardo Nascimento: “O desenvolvimento sustentável no discurso universitário em Parnaíba-PI: desvendando mitos”. Revista Turismo Estudos e Práticas, v. 3, p. 82, 2014. Available at: http://periodicos.uern.br/index.php/turismo/article/view/1243

About Brazilian heavy metal songwriting: “A relação entre a língua inglesa e o processo de composição de músicas de Heavy Metal numa visão crítica e funcionalista da linguagem”. In: I Congresso Internacional de Estudos do Rock, 2013, Cascavel-PR. Anais do I Congresso Internacional de Estudos do Rock, 2013.

About linguistic landscape and social pragmatics: “Onde estará o inglês ‘correto’? A busca pelo falante ideal em uma campanha publicitária”. Interlinguagens, v. 03, p. 77-91, 2012. Available at: http://revistainterlinguagens.com.br/index.php/2-uncategorised/84

A brief review of my Master’s thesis: “Ensino de Língua Inglesa para Jovens em Situação de Vulnerabilidade Social:um Estudo Crítico sobre Globalização e Identidade”. In: III Colóquio da ALED Brasil – Discurso e Práticas Sociais, 2010, Recife, PE. Anais do III Colóquio da Associação Latinoamericana de Estudos do Discurso ALED: Discurso e práticas sociais. Recife, PE, 2010. p. 3143-3159.