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What text is that? Who are these characters? What story is this? –These are some of the questions we ask ourselves when we are faced with the object that supports and motivated this paper -the text by Almada Negreiros –“A Taça de Chá” (The Cup of Tea). In order to find the answers to these questions, an attempt will be made to identify the forms and constructions that allow the reader to (re)construct the reference associated with the story being told. Thus, based on the description of the different sequences that make up this text, it is discussed which mechanisms allow us to highlight the semantic values that the different textual configurations bring about. Starting from the hypothesis that there is a convergence of values that individualize the text under analysis and taking into account different parameters that constitute the utterances from the formal point of view (tense space/subject of the sequences), it will be shown that the analysis centered on a transcategorial point of view, as conveyed by the Formal Theory of Enunciation (TFE), is interesting and useful
Original languagePortuguese
Place of PublicationLisboa
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 12 Mar 2021

Publication series

NameCadernos WGT
VolumeVoltar a falar em Gramática & Texto
ISSN (Print)2184-8998
ISSN (Electronic)2184-9005


  • José Almada Negreiros
  • Sistema referencial
  • Valores semânticos
  • Sequência

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