A configuração enquanto parâmetro fonológico na construção dos gestos no domínio da Geometria

Translated title of the contribution: Handshape as a phonological parameter in Geometry signs genesis

Ana Teresa Reynolds de Sousa

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The use of the specific terminology of Flat Geometry and Spatial Geometry is present in the curricula of Basic Education in the subjects of Mathematics and Visual Education and Visual and Technological Education in the middle school and in the disciplines of Descriptive Geometry in high school. The aim of this study was to survey existing terminology in Portuguese Sign Language in officially recognized dictionaries and in school context platforms where specific themes of this area are addressed. After the survey, an analysis of the gestures found was made. Relationships were established regarding the phonological parameters of the hand configuration, the similarities and the differences in the configuration of the hands used, both in the production of gestures related to two-dimensional concepts, and in the spatial concepts where the three-dimensionality of the Descriptive Geometry were introduced.
Translated title of the contributionHandshape as a phonological parameter in Geometry signs genesis
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)26-34
Number of pages19
Journal Cadernos de Saúde
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Deaf education
  • Descriptive geometry
  • Portuguese Sign Language (LGP)
  • Specific terminology


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