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Here we don’t speak, here we whistle: designing a language support system for the Silbo Gomero

MATOS, Sónia;

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This paper presents the design of a didactic application for a whistled form of language known as the Silbo Gomero (Island of La Gomera, Canarian Archipelago). After fifty years of almost total extinction this form of communication has been revived. As a response to this transformation, the need to develop didactic materials is presented as one of the main challenges encountered by the community.

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Palavras-chave: Language, Intangible cultural heritage, Didactic materials, Vernacular and embodied knowledge,


DOI: 10.5151/design-icdhs-046

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MATOS, Sónia; "Here we don’t speak, here we whistle: designing a language support system for the Silbo Gomero", p. 209-213 . In: Farias, Priscila Lena; Calvera, Anna; Braga, Marcos da Costa & Schincariol, Zuleica (Eds.). Design frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies [=ICDHS 2012 - 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History & Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2012. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, ISBN: 978-85-212-0692-7
DOI 10.5151/design-icdhs-046

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