The notion of focus and its relation to contrast in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)

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  • Alexandra Navarrete-González Pompeu Fabra University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34630/sensos-e.v6i1.2565

Palavras-chave:

Focus, Contrast, Contrastive Topic, Contrastive Focus, Catalan Sign Language

Resumo

In this paper, we describe the different syntactic and prosodic manual and non-manual markers used in the expression of focus and contrast in LSC. Given that in LSC contrast markers may also be found in topics, we follow Vallduví & Vilkuna (1998) and analyse the notion of contrast as a different dimension, which may also overlap with topics, and we offer an analysis of the expression of contrast in LSC from a unifying semantic-pragmatic perspective. Moreover, following Umbach (2004), we identify three different subtypes of contrast expressed through different combinations of markers.

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2019-09:-16

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Navarrete-González, A. (2019). The notion of focus and its relation to contrast in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). Sensos-E, 6(1), 18–40. https://doi.org/10.34630/sensos-e.v6i1.2565