Mariana di Stefano

Mariana di Stefano (Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Buenos Aires) specializes in the study of written culture, from glotopolitics and discourse analysis. She is an undergraduate and graduate professor at the University of Buenos Aires, the National University of the Arts, and the National University of San Martín. She specializes in the study of written culture, from the perspective of glotopolitics and discourse analysis.. She currently co-directs the UBACyT project “The right to speak. Glotopolitical study of inequalities/differences” in which she investigates different forms of marginalization and social discrimination through discursive practices, reading, and writing, particularly in political, media, and academic socio-discursive communities.



Among the books produced in recent years, we highlight those published collaboratively with Elvira Narvaja de Arnoux: Discursive identities: rhetorical-argumentative approaches (Cabiria, 2018) and Political Discursivities: around the Peronisms (Cabiria, 2017), and those of own authorship Anarchism of Argentina: a discursive community. Genres, enunciation, styles, and languages ​​in 'La Protesta Humana' and 'La Protesta' (Cabiria, 2015) and The libertarian reader. Reading practices and ideologies of Argentine anarchism (1897-1915) (Eudeba, 2013). Among the book chapters, those made in co-authorship with María Cecilia Pereira "On vultures, holdouts and creditors: lexical selection and linguistic ideology in the newspaper La Nación in the treatment of the conflict over the payment of the Argentine foreign debt" (In Peronismos: Linguistic and political ideologies of language, Biblos, 2019) and “Topics and linguistic ideologies on aboriginal languages ​​in press speeches around the Bicentennial” (in Issues of glotopolitics. South American regional integration and pan-Hispanicism, Biblos, 2014). Among the journal articles: "The configuration of subjectivity around work in President M. Macri's speech on May 1: ethos, person arguments, and discursive memory" (Cogency, Journal of Reasoning and Argumentation, Vol. 9 N ° 2, 2017) and “Functions of writing in books of express political of the last Argentine civic-military dictatorship” (Translations. Latin American Magazine of Reading and Writing, Volume 2 - N ° 4, 2015).

Research topic as a CALAS fellow

Title: Senses around "violence" and "peace" in the Trial of the Juntas (Argentina, 1985)


In 1985, the trial of the Military Juntas that governed the country during the last dictatorship between March 1976 and December 1983 was carried out in Argentina. In this Trial - called the "Trial of the Juntas" - the different social actors involved take a position on central questions such as what the republic is, how should or can social changes occur, what is violence, what is crime, what is war, what is terrorism, among others. In the Trial, some senses are crystallized around these issues that will continue to guide political practices up to the present. The project, registered in the studies on language and ideology, aims to unravel the meanings of the concepts of "violence" and "peace", and their lexical constellations, in different actors participating in the Trial, as well as to analyze the implicit reasoning, topics and updated memories by the different enunciations. The general objective is to identify the discursive formation or formations that regulate the enunciation of the various social actors involved in the Trial. Our corpus cuts the accusation and plea of ​​the prosecution, the defense of the accused, the final sentence of the judges, and the speech of some witnesses that we consider relevant to locate different meanings, such as that of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.