O funcionamento discursivo dos textos de contracapa da “Coleção Vampiro”

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The present article presents a comprehensive study on the discursive functioning of the detective novels back cover texts of the Coleção Vampiro (CV), published every month in Portugal between 1947 and 2008. From a descriptive and linguistic perspective which assumes the discourse types (Bronckart 1997, 2008) as a category of analysis, they are analysed the back cover texts of 104 volumes from the CV (14,6% of the collection), adopting a mixed methodology which integrates both quantitative and qualitative methods. It is concluded that, in the first part of the collection, the book cover texts present a predominantly expositive dimension as well as a strong implication of both the speaker and the receiver, which contributes to the dissemination and popularization of the detective novel genre. In the second part, the texts present a predominantly narrative dimension and they are marked by the erasure of the speaker and the receiver, corresponding almost entirely to the synopsis of the detective novel in question
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)121-136
Number of pages16
JournalRevista da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventXXXVI Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística - online, Portugal
Duration: 28 Oct 202030 Oct 2020


  • Coleção Vampiro
  • Detective novel
  • Book back cover
  • Deictics
  • Discourse types
  • Romance policial
  • Contracapa
  • Deíticos
  • Tipos de discurso

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