Um olhar ecolinguistico para os saberes e as práticas de “raizeiros” da cidade de Nova Glória (GO)

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In this dissertation we intend to understand the practices and the knowledge of the raizeiros of the city of Nova Glória (GO), considering the relations of these individuals with the environment (meaning) and of them with other individuals (communication). We use the postulates of the ecolinguistics of Nenoki do Couto (2012) and Couto (2007, 2013), the approach about Ethnoscience of Amorozo (1996), Cotton (1997) Araújo (2014) and others, and the semantic perspective of Biderman (1998) and Lakoff and Johnson (1980 [2002]). Based on these perspectives, we seek to understand the relationship between individual-language-environment, from the social, cultural, natural and subjective experiences of the raizeiros. The corpus of this research includes conversations with three raizeiros living in Nova Glória, who are between 45 and 85 years old and two videos posted by one of the raizeiros on the Youtube platform. From the analysis, we can conclude that these specialists have an intense relationship with the plants and with the other, that is, with the environment and with the community, especially patients. They, in addition to using natural resources and producing medicines, they care about and act on behalf of the community. Their knowledge and practices are built on the mental, social and natural environments, from their modes of feeling, from the cognition and conceptualization of the world, which is both physical and social.



REIS, N. P. Um olhar ecolinguistico para os saberes e as práticas de “raizeiros” da cidade de Nova Glória (GO). 2019. 139 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Letras e Linguística) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2019.