PhD student Josefina Safar

Phone: 08-16 12 43
Address: Stockholm UniversityDepartment of LinguisticsRoom C 311, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden


As a PhD student in sign language linguistics I am working on the documentation and description of minority sign languages in village communities. My main research interests lie within the area of sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. I am curious about various questions concerning sign language emergence, variation and change, sign language endangerment and language attitudes. My PhD project focuses on comparing sign languages in Yucatec Mayan villages with a high incidence of deafness in the Yucatán peninsula, Mexico, by looking at the extent to which they incorporate gestural elements of the surrounding hearing communities.

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