Josep Quer

List of John Benjamins publications for which Josep Quer plays a role.


Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Amsterdam 2007

Edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer and Petra Sleeman

[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 1] 2009. xii, 288 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2001: Selected papers from 'Going Romance', Amsterdam, 6–8 December 2001

Edited by Josep Quer, Jan Schroten, Mauro Scorretti, Petra Sleeman and Els Verheugd-Daatzelaar

[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 245] 2003. viii, 355 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


The Catalan Sign Language (LSC) corpus of the Catalan Academy of Sciences and Humanities, which is under development, includes annotated data from three different age groups of signers, and allows for the study of microdiachronic change, namely language change across generations. In this… read more
Ribera-Llonc, Eulàlia, M. Teresa Espinal and Josep Quer 2019 The noun-verb distinction in Catalan Sign Language: An exo-skeletal approachSign Language & Linguistics 22:1, pp. 1–43 | Article
This paper investigates the morpho-phonological differences between the members of related noun-verb pairs in Catalan Sign Language. Like parallel investigations in other sign languages, our experimental work provides evidence that the major differentiating factors between related nouns and… read more
Barberà, Gemma and Josep Quer 2018 Nominal referential values of semantic classifiers and role shift in signed narrativesLinguistic Foundations of Narration in Spoken and Sign Languages, Hübl, Annika and Markus Steinbach (eds.), pp. 251–274 | Chapter
Bringing together the areas of dynamic semantics and signed discourse, this article focuses on the dynamic potential of referring expressions, such as semantic and limb classifiers, and role shift constructions. On the basis of the Catalan Sign Language version of the Aesop’s fables, a qualitative… read more
Barberà, Gemma, Patricia Cabredo Hofherr and Josep Quer 2018 Agent-backgrounding in Catalan Sign Language (LSC)Impersonal human reference in Sign Languages, Barberà, Gemma and Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (eds.), pp. 334–348 | Article
This paper examines backgrounding strategies for human agents in Catalan Sign Language, that is, constructions featuring human agents that are non-referential. We identify and analyze four types of agent-backgrounding strategies: subjectless constructions, indefinite pronouns, the impersonal… read more
Donati, Caterina, Gemma Barberà, Chiara Branchini, Carlo Cecchetto, Carlo Geraci and Josep Quer 2017 Searching for imperatives in European sign languagesImperatives and Directive Strategies, Van Olmen, Daniël and Simone Heinold (eds.), pp. 111–156 | Chapter
This article presents the first results of a pilot project aiming at analyzing how European sign languages realize a syntactic domain that is very solid, likely to be grammaticalized in any language but very poorly described or not described at all for sign languages: the imperative. Our… read more
Although certain facial nonmanual articulations in sign languages have been analyzed as overt markers of a syntactic domain or semantic scope, an alternative view defends that they genuinely signal prosodic domains. Moreover, they have been claimed to convey discrete general meanings. I address the… read more
Geraci, Carlo and Josep Quer 2014 Determining argument structure in sign languagesStructuring the Argument: Multidisciplinary research on verb argument structure, Bachrach, Asaf, Isabelle Roy and Linnaea Stockall (eds.), pp. 45–60 | Article
In this paper we offer an overview of existing analyses of argument structure that sets the stage for further inquiry into this domain. The particular structure of the lexicon in sign languages (SLs) is introduced, with special attention to the agreement patterns found in lexical predicates, as… read more
Quer, Josep and Joana Rosselló Ximenes 2013 On sloppy readings, ellipsis and pronouns: Missing arguments in Catalan Sign Language (LSC) and other argument-drop languagesInformation Structure and Agreement, Camacho-Taboada, Victoria, Ángel L. Jiménez-Fernández, Javier Martín-González and Mariano Reyes-Tejedor (eds.), pp. 337–370 | Article
The existing syntactic accounts of null arguments typically rely either on the specific licensing conditions for different types of empty categories such as pro and (topic-)bound variables, or else on different kinds of ellipsis. In trying to address the radical argument drop character of Catalan… read more
Quer, Josep 2010 Mood in CatalanMood in the Languages of Europe, Rothstein, Björn and Rolf Thieroff (eds.), pp. 221–236 | Article
Quer, Josep 2002 Non-logical ifCurrent Issues in Romance Languages: Selected papers from the 29th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Ann Arbor, 8–11 April 1999, Satterfield, Teresa, Christina Tortora and Diana Cresti (eds.), pp. 241–254 | Article
Quer, Josep 2002 Edging Quantifiers: On QP-Fronting in Western RomanceRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2000: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 2000, Utrecht, 30 November–2 December, Beyssade, Claire, Reineke Bok-Bennema, Frank Drijkoningen and Paola Monachesi (eds.), pp. 253–270 | Article
Giannakidou, Anastasia and Josep Quer 1997 Long-Distance Licensing of Negative IndefinitesNegation and Polarity: Syntax and semantics. Selected papers from the colloquium Negation: Syntax and Semantics. Ottawa, 11–13 May 1995, Forget, Danielle, Paul Hirschbühler, France Martineau and María Luisa Rivero (eds.), pp. 95 ff. | Article
Quer, Josep 1997 In the Cause of SubjunctiveLinguistics in the Netherlands 1997, Coerts, Jane A. and Helen de Hoop (eds.), pp. 171–182 | Article