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CONJUNCTIONS IN COMPLEX CLAUSES IN LIBRAS (BRAZILIAN SIGN LANGUAGE): structure and grammaticalization

Grant number: 15/23541-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Linguistic Theory and Analysis
Principal researcher:Angélica Terezinha Carmo Rodrigues
Grantee:Angélica Terezinha Carmo Rodrigues
Host: Roland Pfau
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands  

Abstract

With this research proposal we aim to analyze complex sentences (coordination and subordination) in Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) in order to discuss their structure, including the use of conjunctions, and grammaticalization. By assuming grammaticalization as a key feature to the analysis of complex sentences and conjunctions we intent to offer a diachronic perspective of the phenomenon dealing with language variation and change issues.