Focus constructions in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)

Autor/a: NAVARRETE GONZÁLEZ, Alexandra
Año: 2016
Editorial: Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2016
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


Information  structure (IS) notions are present in all human languages, spoken or signed, and are the key to  understand how we human organize information indiscourse. Due  to the fact that signed languages research is very recent, IS notions, suchas the focus-ground and the topic-comment distinctions, have not been not described in such an accurate way as they have been in many spoken languages. For Catalan Sign Language (LSC), few studies are found regarding IS notions. Hence, the main goal of the present study is to provide a basic  description  of  the  main  syntactic  and  prosodic  strategies  used  to  express  focus in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). The data analyzed in this study have been collected through elicitation tasks and also through consultation of the LSC corpus, which is currently being annotated. In addition, an overview on the main linguistic studies on IS in SLs is offered.