PORTUGUESE AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: THE WRITING OF DEAF PEOPLE IN COLLECTIVE LEARNING

ABSTRACT The purpose of this article is to describe and analyze the process of writing in Portuguese as a second language developed by deaf participants in workshops. For this, a work of textual production was proposed through the collective rewriting of an adventure story, by confabulations between deaf couples and listening educators, by using Libras as the language of interlocution. It was observed the evolution of deaf participants in the organization of writing, from the recovery of the logical sequence by principles of cohesion and coherence, through the establishment of syntactic order by verbal adequacy according to discursive and textual requirements, until awakening to conscious use of the prepositions and the adjectives in the resolution of questions of communication and of narrativity of its statements.