This is a comparative study between argumentative strategies used in the Portuguese and Brazilian Constitutional Preambles, from 1976 and 1988, respectively, in order to verify the constructed constitutional ethos. Taking the Constitutional Preamble as an inclusive textual genre (Rastier, 1989), the analysis on the thematic and discursive components (Bronckart, 1999), provides indication to establish a comparative analysis of texts. The results obtained show that, when comparing different historical contexts, the constitutional ethos of the Portuguese Preamble seems to be pedagogical and have a more asymmetrical tone when compared with the Brazilian one, which is more protective.
|Translated title of the contribution||Argumentation within Constitutional Preambles: Interfaces in lusophone contexts|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Acta Scientiarum Language and Culture|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2017|
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