Linguistic relativism & (spanish) sign language

Linguistic relativism & (spanish) sign language

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I need two different theoretical backgrounds/literature reviews of the following topics:

1. Linguistic relativism
2. Sign language (Spanish sign language in particular)

From the first, I would need to build the theoretical background based on what has been studied and explain what it is and the studies that support/are against the hypothesis.

From the second, I would need a complete description of sign languages and their characteristics (in relation to oral languages) as well as a historical background. If possible, please focus on those characteristics that have to do with space. (The way signs are configured, the perception of signs with peripheral vision, way signs are perceived and produced in a mirror way…etc.

Then, a small connection between both things, highlighting studies that show sign language and its effects on cognition (spatial processing, emotion recognition…etc).

The following index is just a guide. Feel free to modify it as you read and write. It is just an orientation of what it can cover. Each review can be 50/50 or 40/60. Maybe 35/65, depending on the findings/amount of content.

 

2. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

1.2 Theoretical framework
1.2.1. Historical conception of Linguistic relativism
1.2.1.1. Linguistic relativism until Whorf
• Hamman and Herder
• Humboldt
• Boas and Sapir, Whorf
• Whorf’s hypothesis
Strong variant
Weak variant
1.2.1.2. Early research (1950-1980)
1.2.1.3. Current research
• Lucy
• Boroditsky
• Levinson and the Nijmegen group

1.2.2. Sign language:
1.2.2.1. History of sign language
Martha’s vineyard
Gallaudet university
Its presence, persecution, stigmatization…etc.
1.2.2.2. Linguistic overview
• Sign language and oral languages
• Spatial grammar and simultaneity
• Non-manual components
• Iconicity
• Typology
• Acquisition

1.2.3. Linguistic relativism and sign language: cognitive psychology
How do deaf people think
Sign language and cognition
Sign language and emotion perception?

 

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