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Language in the formation of identity: a study of deaf terena Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) speakers

Grant number: 11/16606-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Indigenous Languages
Principal researcher:Cristina Martins Fargetti
Grantee:Priscilla Alyne Sumaio
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araraquara. Araraquara , SP, Brazil


This project consists of studying deaf terena children and adolescents, who may speak LIBRAS or not (those who are verbal or can lipread Portuguese) in their relationships with their family and indigenous community, that speak only portuguease and terena, and with the dominant society. Another objective will be to understand what role the languages have in the formation of these relationships and the deaf identity. Besides this, the project seeks to discover the existence of a terena sign language.

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SUMAIO, Priscilla Alyne. Sinalizando com os terena : um estudo do uso da LIBRAS e de sinais nativos por indígenas surdos. 2014. 123 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Faculdade de Ciencias e Letras (Campus de Araraquara)..

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