Agent-backgrounding in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)

Autor/a: BARBERÀ, Gemma; CABREDO HOFHERR, Patricia; QUER, Josep
Año: 2018
Editorial: Sign Language & Linguistics Vol. 21 nº 2 (2018) pp. 334–349
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


This paper examines backgrounding strategies for human agents in Catalan Sign Language, that is, constructions featuring human agents that are non-referential. We identify and analyze four types of agent-backgrounding: strategies subjectless constructions, indefinite pronouns, the impersonal axis, and general nouns. Extending on previous work, we offer a description and a semantico-pragmatic analysis of each construction.