Josefina Safar

Josefina Safar


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Works at Department of Linguistics
Telephone 08-16 12 43
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 2-3
Room C 332
Postal address Institutionen för lingvistik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD student in Linguistics, specialising in Sign Languages

Josefina Safar, presentation in International Sign Language
Josefina Safar, presentation in International Sign Language


I am working on the documentation and description of minority sign languages in village communities and I am doing fieldwork in the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico.

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 and looking at their relation to gestural elements of the surrounding hearing communities.

Last updated: February 11, 2019

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