Libras or BSL - Brazilian Sign Language (Optional)

(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.

Basic Information

30 hours


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  • Castro, A .; Carvalho, I. Communication by Brazilian Sign Language. Brasília: SENAC.
  • Karnopp, L. Brazilian Sign Language: Linguistic Studies. São Paulo: Artmed.


  • Barboza, H.H .; Mello, A.C.P.T. The deaf, This Unknown. Rio de Janeiro: Folha Carioca.
  • Diderot, D. Letter on the Deaf for the Use of those who Hear and Speak. São Paulo: Editora Nova Alexandria.
  • Fernandes, E. Language and the Deaf. Porto Alegre: Medical Arts.
  • Vygotsky, L.S. Thought and Language. São Paulo: Martins Fontes.
  • Castro, A; Carvalho, I. Communication using the Brazilian Sign Language. Brasília: SENAC.
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