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August 28, 2019

Announcing: An invitation to write an article for: 

"Línguas & Letras"
"Languages & Letters"

A quarterly publication of the Graduate Program in Letters, at the Western Paraná State University, State of Paraná, Brazil (UNIOESTE, Cascavel Campus). All languages welcome.

The project aims to meet the specificities of the area of ​​Letters and Linguistics, considering the issues of language teaching / learning, acquisition of 1st and 2nd languages, bilingualism / languages ​​in contact, literacy, reading and writing questions, schooling. at various levels, literature and culture. The journal is organized from thematic sections and open sections focused on language studies and literary studies. It also includes a varied section of academic essays, reviews, debates and interviews. The Journal Languages ​​& Letters maintains its editorial policy focused on the reflection of knowledge and the dissemination of academic production, having in the horizon the exercise of making public research results contemplated by the scope of Letters and Linguistics, which underpin the development of knowledge in undergraduate and graduate studies. postgraduate studies.

The study of sign languages definitely came to stay in the second half of the twentieth century. The efforts of the linguists who worked in the 60s, 70s and 80s demonstrated the need to know the grammar of these languages and gave relevance to the problems that its users have to develop with them a full life in communicative experiences. They have also made the scientific community realize that for the global and comprehensive understanding of human language it is imperative to pay attention to the  linguistics field. Now, in the 21st century, this is not questioned. The current understanding of the structure and functioning of sign languages at both the discursive and grammatical levels is vast and profound. The same can be said about other issues requiring linguistic knowledge (bilingualism, language policy, first language acquisition or language deficit, to present some examples). Nonetheless, teams of researchers dealing with these problems, already with high levels of expertise, continue to identify needs that require an approach to further ensure research success. This volume aims to identify some of these needs and problems faced by the scientific community involved in the study of sign languages. We intend with him to promote a stop to look back, in such a way that this retrospective look allows us to evaluate some of the achieved achievements. But the task would be incomplete if we did not look ford too, with hindsight, to address some clues about how far forward and with what tools. With this special edition of the Journal, we seek to gather articles whose contributions to the area are relevant and at the same time, as far as possible, innovative. It is hoped that the submitted articles will contemplate, among other aspects, a theoretical and articulated revision of the literature, in order to present to the reader the state of the art on the subject addressed, as well as the description of the procedures and / or methods adopted for the analysis of the data, when this is the case, and discussions that point out ways and / or future perspectives for the development of the topic addressed. It will be accepted, preferably, unpublished articles on the various themes of its scope.

Some possible topics:
- Present and future of corpus linguistics applied to sign languages
- Ethics and social responsibility (include the challenge of how to tackle data protection)
- Challenges in bilingual education of deaf people
- Problems in defining grammatical units
- Description of sign language grammars
- New challenges in language policy (beyond recognition of status, what to do for deaf people to see their recognized linguistic rights?)
- Bilingual and monolingual dictionaries in the field of sign languages
- Studies of linguistic phenomena in the context of sign languages
- Historical trajectory and evolution of sign languages in the world and / or countries of use, over time.

General Guidelines:

The publishing concern the third quarter of this year, volume 20, n. 48, which submission is open up to November, 2019. When you can send your article to me, please, use my both e-mails, [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask].

Maximum number of pages: 18 

**Editor: Microsoft Word

- Times New Roman font.
- Font Size: 12.
- Title: Centered, without upper case.
- Authors : The texts should not contain identification of the author (s)
- Subtitles: In upper case without bold, in the left margin of the text.
- Page margins: top - 3 cm; lower - 2 cm; left - 3 cm; right - 2 cm.
- 1.5 line spacing.
- Unnumbered pages

The articles must be sent through the email:  [log in to unmask]

Write with questions to me:

Professor Jorge Bidarra
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Research Group on Brazilian Sign Language (PORLIBRAS))
State University of Western Paraná (UNIOESTE)
R. Universitária, 2069 - Jardim Universitário, Cascavel
Paraná, 85819-110, Brazil

Best Wishes, Jorge.

Posted at the request of Professor Jorge Bidarra
State University of Western Paraná (UNIOESTE)
Valerie Sutton
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Publicação quadrimestral do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras da Unioeste — Campus de Cascavel. O projeto propõe-se a atender as especificidades da área de Letras e Linguística, tendo em vista as questões de ensino/aprendizagem de línguas, aquisição de 1ª e 2ª línguas, bilinguismo/línguas em contato, letramentos, questões de leitura e escrita, escolarização nos vários ...



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