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Use and functions of spatial planes in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) discourse

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dc.contributor.author Barberà, Gemma
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-29T07:42:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-29T07:42:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Barberà G. Use and functions of spatial planes in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) discourse. Sign Lang Stud. 2014;14(2):147-74.
dc.identifier.issn 0302-1475
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47252
dc.description.abstract While the phonological description of spatial planes which configure signing space is very detailed (Brentari 1998; Liddell and Johnson 1989; Sandler 1989), our knowledge of its use and functions at the discourse level is still very limited. This article aims at offering a description of the use of the spatial planes in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). It provides a unified treatment of different linguistic phenomena that have been hitherto described separately in the sign language literature, namely hierarchical relations, locatives, as well as other aspects that have not yet been the subject of research neither in LSC nor in other signed languages, such as the encoding of specificity. As shown, the features found in two of the three spatial planes as described in the phonological literature are also relevant beyond the sentence level and they serve distinctive discourse functions.
dc.description.sponsorship I want to express my sincerest gratitude to Josep Quer, Santiago Frigola, an anonymous reviewer and the audience at FEAST Venice 2011 for insightful comments on the main ideas of the present work. I am also very much indebted to the deaf LSC signers who participated in the data collection used for the present work. This research was partly made possible thanks to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (FFI2009-10492), Generalitat de Catalunya (URLING-2009SGR00763 and BE-DGR, AGAUR) and the COST Action IS1006 SignGram. I take the responsibility for any remaining mistakes.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Gallaudet University Press
dc.relation.ispartof Sign Language Studies. 2014;14(2):147-74.
dc.rights Posted by permission of the publisher from Gemma Barberà, Use and functions of spatial planes in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) discourse, Sign Language Studies 14, 2 (2014): 147-174]. Copyright 2014 by Gallaudet University.
dc.title Use and functions of spatial planes in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) discourse
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.subject.keyword Catalan Sign Language (LSC)
dc.subject.keyword Contrastive topics
dc.subject.keyword Discourse
dc.subject.keyword Hierarchical relations
dc.subject.keyword Locatives
dc.subject.keyword Signing space
dc.subject.keyword Spatial planes
dc.subject.keyword Specificity
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/FFI2009-10492
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion


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