LIBRAS or BSL - Brazilian Sign Language (Optional)

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30 hours


(Optional Subject) Clinical, educational and socio-anthropological aspects of deafness. Sign language and its importance: culture and history. The Brazilian Sign Language - Libras: basic notions of phonology, morphology and syntax. Studies of the Libras lexicon. Sign language acquisition process observing differences and similarities between it and the Portuguese language. Practice.



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