UNIOESTE’S Graduate Program in Letters – concentration area Language and Society has been accredited by Capes by means of Ordinance No. 3.949-MEC, 12/30/2002. Launched on 02/18/2003, its CAPES classification is 5.
In 2011, CAPES approved the Proposal for a Doctoral Course in Letters through APCN Evaluation/Proposal Form No. 7326, from November 23, 2011, as well as Official Letter No. 186-10/2011/CTC/CAAII/CGAA/DAV/CAPES, from November 29, 2011.
The Program’s mission is the academic, scientific, technological and cultural development of the institution’s territorial area of influence, considering linguistic, literary, cultural and educational phenomena resulting from the particular mobility of border regions, without, however, disregarding the overall challenge of producing knowledge on universal themes and subjects. Our researches focus on the relationship between language and the linguistic/literary/cultural/social, corroborating the importance of this area of concentration in meeting the demands of research projects aimed at studies in the socio-cultural contexts of rural settlements, linguistic islands, indigenous villages, bilingualisms, hybridisms and other phenomena involving language, teaching and cultural contact, as well as literary and cultural phenomena in the Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina tri-border region.
Developmental perspectives and tendencies