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Le labializzazioni su focus informativi e contrastivi nella LIS

Una marca pragmatica in comparazione con i gesti coverbali

Gabriella Ardita    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia; Università degli Studi di Catania, Italia    

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abstract

This study aims to explore the occurrence of mouthings on information focus and contrastive focus in Italian Sign Language, showing that mouthings may be used as a focus marking strategy. Two elicitation tasks allowed us to compare the length of mouthings on focalised and non-focalised elements in the production of two Deaf native signers. Moreover, this measure was observed depending on the focus type and the syntactic role of the focalised DP. By adopting a cross-modal theoretical approach, this work provides evidence of a similar pragmatic function performed by coverbal gestures and mouthings in spoken and sign languages, respectively.

Pubblicato
07 Dicembre 2023
Accettato
23 Gennaio 2023
Presentato
19 Luglio 2022
Lingua
IT
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-730-2

Keywords: MouthingCoverbal gesturesMultimodalityItalian Sign Language (LIS)Focus marking

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