Coming soon: Special Collection - Contemporary Research in Sign Languages of the Lusophone World
Posted by Marisa Cruz on 2024-05-20

This special collection focuses on the linguistic diversity of sign languages across Lusophone countries. Despite sharing Portuguese as their national/official language, the sign languages used by deaf communities within these countries are in fact, often unrelated and unintelligible to each other, many with highly distinct historical origins and subsequent patterns of diffusion. Sign languages within Lusophone-speaking countries have only garnered attention from linguistic research within the last few decades as grammatical systems couched within the visual modality. We invite researchers to submit original contributions investigating sign languages from these regions, with contributions from theoretical, formal, and/or descriptive perspectives. Papers addressing different fields of linguistics, including but not limited to phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and interfaces, are welcome.

Deadline for paper submission: 15th September, 2024


Guest editors:

Guilherme Lourenço, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais,

Ana Mineiro, Universidade Católica Portuguesa,

Andrew Nevins, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro / University College London,


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