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A formal analysis of lip-pointing in Latin-American Spanish

The present research focuses on the understudied interface between syntax and gesture within the emerging field of the dialectal syntax of Spanish. In particular, a formal analysis of so-called lip-pointing in various Latin-American varieties of Spanish is developed. Evidence is provided for the availability of deictic adverbs realized as pointing gestures and, most importantly, gestural pronominals, that is to say, gestures which fulfill a nominal function. The discussion provides evidence for Jouitteau’s (2004, 2007) multi-channeled syntax hypothesis, which states that even in oral languages the externalization procedure may include a gestural component as part of their syntax

Isogloss, 2016, vol. 2, núm. 2, p. 113-128

Isogloss, vol 2, núm. 2 (2016)

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Universitat de Girona

Author: Ortega-Santos, Ivan
Date: 2016
Abstract: The present research focuses on the understudied interface between syntax and gesture within the emerging field of the dialectal syntax of Spanish. In particular, a formal analysis of so-called lip-pointing in various Latin-American varieties of Spanish is developed. Evidence is provided for the availability of deictic adverbs realized as pointing gestures and, most importantly, gestural pronominals, that is to say, gestures which fulfill a nominal function. The discussion provides evidence for Jouitteau’s (2004, 2007) multi-channeled syntax hypothesis, which states that even in oral languages the externalization procedure may include a gestural component as part of their syntax
Format: application/pdf
ISSN: 2385-4138
Other identifiers: http://www.raco.cat/index.php/isogloss/article/view/316676
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/13518
Language: eng
Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Universitat de Girona
Collection: Reproducció digital del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.5565/rev/isogloss.41
Is part of: Isogloss, 2016, vol. 2, núm. 2, p. 113-128
Isogloss, vol 2, núm. 2 (2016)
Rights: Attribution 3.0 Spain
Rights URI: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
Subject: Lingüística
Linguistics
Llenguatge i llengües -- Variació
Language and languages -- Variation
Lingüística comparada
Comparative linguistics
Title: A formal analysis of lip-pointing in Latin-American Spanish
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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