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The SignWriting of each sign is aimed at evoking the internal signing in the Deaf mind as effectively as the alphabetic writing evokes the internal speech in the hearing mind.

Portuguese and English glosses provide an alphabetic indexing of signs and permit translation from LIBRAS to Portuguese and English.

Grammar classification helps Deaf children learn Portuguese grammar and understand words. Gloss definitions help Deaf children increase Portuguese
vocabulary and world knowledge. It has been shown that the use of
glosses and signs helps improve language skills for Deaf people, in both grammar and semantics.

The Brazilian Sign Language Dictionary's aim includes improving spoken language skills of the Deaf, and signed language skills of the hearing. Sign descriptions allow for precise articulation of signs. contact the editor & publisher.... more...



Credits & Sponsors
Contributing Authors
Volume One:
ISBN: 85-314-0600-5
Volume Two:
ISBN: 85-314-0603-X


The Brazilian Sign Language Dictionary
A Two-Volume Encyclopedia
on Brazilian Sign Language

For Information, write to:
Dr. Fernando Capovilla, Editor

To Purchase in Brazil

Contact the Library of the Psychology Institute - University of São Paulo
Serviço de Biblioteca e Documentação do Instituto de Psicologia da USP
Av. Prof. Mello Moraes, 1721,
São Paulo, SP, 05508-900, Brazil
Fax (11) 3818-4392
Telephone: (11) 3818-4300
or (11) 3818-4392

To Purchase Outside Brazil

Contact the University of
São Paulo Publishing House
Editora da Universidade de São Paulo
Avenida Prof. Luciano Gualberto,
Travessa J. 374, 6 andar - Ed. da Antiga Reitoria - Cidade Universitaria
05508-900, Sao Paulo - SP - Brasil
Fax: (11) 3818-4151
Telephone: (11) 3818-4008
or (11) 3818-4150

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