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Brazilian Sign Language lexicography in the South and Federal District

Grant number: 14/02420-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2014
Effective date (End): February 28, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Principal researcher:Fernando Cesar Capovilla
Grantee:Antonielle Cantarelli Martins
Home Institution: Instituto de Psicologia (IP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) lexicography research project, aims to document the variant lexicon of signs used in the Southern Region and the Federal District. It is part of the major research program conducted by the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuropsycholinguistics at the University of Sao Paulo (USP-Lance-IP), where the dictionaries called Deit-Libras were developed: Trilingual Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brazilian Sign Language (Capovilla & Raphael, editions 2001, 2004 and 2006) and New Deit-Libras: New Trilingual Illustrated Encyclopedic Dictionary of Brazilian Sign Language (see 2nd edition: Capovilla, Raphael, & Mauricio, 2012). The present project is an extension of the master's dissertation entitled "Brazilian Sign Language Lexicography of Rio Grande do Sul (Martins, 2012)" and the purpose is document the lexicon of Libras used by deaf people of the three southern states (RS, SC, PR), and the deaf people in the Federal District (FD). This project is justified because the FD ranks first among the 27 states in terms of percentage of population with profound or severe deafness, and the Southern region ranks first among all five Brazilian regions in terms of the same percentage of the population with severe or profound deafness. The research will apply a standard procedure of lexicographical research, including the steps of collecting, bibliographic selection, field research, analysis and register of the data. (AU)

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. Lexicography, Metalexicography and the Nature of Iconicity in Brazilian Sign Language (Libras). 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Psicologia (IP/SBD) São Paulo.

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