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Vision plasticity: the speech place

Grant number: 13/08901-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal Investigator:Maria Célia Pereira Lima Hernandes
Grantee:Isabela Pereira da Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The purpose of this project is to open a discussion about the relation between mental plasticity and linguistics plasticity. For that, conformities of linguistics categories are analyzed by the study of linguistics categories that involve physical space. A basic question reveals itself by the way that blind persons, under a different perception of physical space, who use categories of linguistics that are built by users who are able to see. This other way of perception is read by the ones that can see as identical in it's use. However, the blind ones can't "see" exactly the same way. This is the focus the study that will mobilize the word THROUGH as a mot for description and following discussions. (AU)