Structure

PPGLinC underwent a complete renovation of its facilities in 2016, with a new room for doctoral and master defenses, a new office, new administration and classrooms, all air-conditioned and with didactic-pedagogical and computer equipment. Currently, at the graduate office, which serves three programs (PPGLinC / PPGLitCult / PROFLETRAS), there are five technical and administrative secretaries. The secretary board was renewed by hiring two new secretaries to meet the demand of the program administrative activities. The office also counts on an intern, coming from the UFBA Linguistics and Literature course, with a student scholarship.
 
In addition, the Graduate Programs in Linguistics and Literature has a meeting room with capacity for up to 10 people, which can also be used for orientation, research group meetings and classes; 2 coordination rooms, one shared between PPGLinC and PPGLitCult and one for PROFLETRAS; and 4 classrooms, all with air conditioning, digital multimedia projectors and laptops available at the office for classroom use. One of the rooms is for completion work defenses and has a capacity for 35 people. All rooms have been refurbished and have fast internet connection cable and open wireless network for student and teacher use.
 
One of the rooms designed for the Graduate Programs in Linguistics and Literature is called LABIMAGEM, with capacity for 80 people, prepared for audiovisual exhibition, soundproofed, sound and multimedia projection equipment. There, lectures, conferences and activities with a large number of participants take place. In 2018, the UFBA Institute of Linguistics and Literature set up a modern computer lab, with 25 up-to-date computers for use by both undergraduate and graduate students, where they can develop teaching activities, researches and internet consultations.
 
The research groups integrated to the Graduate Program have facilities in the Attached Building of Linguistics and Literature, fully equipped with computer resources, Internet access on all computers, intranet networks, specialized libraries, including collections on language history, linguistic variation, journals, and reference material, such as a large set of dictionaries, in which professors and students (undergraduate and graduate levels) work together.
 
The Collection of Bahian Manuscripts, currently in the Center for Bahian Studies, at the Reitor Macêdo Costa University Library, remains as the laboratory for classes and research involving manuscript documentation from the 18th to the 20th centuries. It also works as the Laboratory for the courses of Archives (Institute of Information Science), Linguistics and Literature, and History. Some research groups also have a significant collection of digital documentation of historical texts from the 13th to the 16th century.
 
 
In addition to the collections of the Reitor Macêdo Costa University Library, there are two specific libraries directly related to PPGLinC research groups. One of them is the Studia Philologica library, which hosts, among others, Professor Nilton Vasco da Gama’s private library; and the Ilza Ribeiro library, which hosts Professor Ilza Ribeiro’s private library, deceased in 2017 and one of the greatest names of UFBA generative studies. Both libraries operate on the second floor of the Attached Building of the Institute of Linguistics and Literature and their access is restricted due to the rarity of some works. However, all faculty and student members of the Institute, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, can schedule a visit to bibliographic material.
 
The entire collection of UFBA Libraries is available online.
All PPGLinC computers are connected to the Internet, which represents the virtual and effective expansion of the material-based bibliographic collection, especially regarding specialized journals, available on the CAPES Periodical Portal.
 
UFBA has its own efficient fiber optic network, encompassing all teaching and research units.  Combined with the constant acquisition of computer equipment (resources from research projects), it makes PPGLinC an exemplary program in the availability of computer resources. With the planned renovations, some desktop computers are intended to be replaced by laptops to support professors and students in their research and daily classroom activities.
 

 

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