Sílvia Gabarró-López

List of John Benjamins publications for which Sílvia Gabarró-López plays a role.


Signed and spoken language contrastive research: A multimodal approach

Edited by Sílvia Gabarró-López and Laurence Meurant

Special issue of Languages in Contrast 22:2 (2022) v, 192 pp.
Subjects Comparative linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Gabarró-López, Sílvia and Anna Kuder. 2022. A corpus-based study of ‘Away gestures’ across four signed languages: DGS, LSC, LSFB and PJM. The Semiotic Diversity of Language: The Case of Signed Languages, Lepeut, Alysson and Inez Beukeleers (eds.), pp. 73–107
This paper presents a study of four recurrent gestures: sweeping away, holding away, brushing away and throwing away. These forms have so far only been studied for spoken languages and are said to form the ‘family of Away gestures’, which is semantically motivated by the effect of actions of… read more | Article
Gabarró-López, Sílvia and Laurence Meurant. 2022. Contrasting signed and spoken languages: Towards a renewed perspective on language. Signed and spoken language contrastive research: A multimodal approach, Gabarró-López, Sílvia and Laurence Meurant (eds.), pp. 169–194
For years, the study of spoken languages, on the basis of written and then also oral productions, was the only way to investigate the human language capacity. As an introduction to this first volume of Languages in Contrast devoted to the comparison of spoken and signed languages, we propose to… read more | Introduction
Reformulation is remarkably frequent in discourse and has been the subject of much work in spoken languages, both on written and oral data. Because of its metalinguistic nature, combined with its general aim of clarifying an expression, the act of reformulation offers a window to the way… read more | Article
This paper provides the first contrastive analysis of a coherence relation (viz. addition) and its connectives across a sign language (French Belgian Sign Language) and a spoken language (French), both used in the same geographical area. The analysis examines the frequency and types of connectives… read more | Article
This paper provides a description of the distribution of buoys across genres and of their possible functions as discourse markers in French Belgian Sign Language. We selected a sample of dialogic genres – argumentative, explanatory, narrative, and metalinguistic – produced by different signers from… read more | Article