VEIGA BUSTO, RAQUEL
I am a sign language interpreter and a researcher in the field of sign language linguistics. I am part of the LSC-Lab and the Formal Linguistics Research Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I am currently working as a predoctoral researcher in the project The grammar of reference in Catalan Sign Language (LSC). I am a Teaching Assistant in the BA in Translation and the BA in Applied Languages at UPF and I also collaborate with the SIGN-HUB project.
My thesis focuses on the study of the pronominal system of LSC from a semantic and a pragmatic perspective. More specifically, I describe the articulation of personals pronouns and I analyze the semantic features that are formally marked in the system. Additionally, I study the referential properties of pronouns (i.e. deictic and anaphoric uses) and the status of spatial locations when used to identify and refer back to discourse referents.
My empirical focus is on Catalan Sign Language, but I am also interested in cross-linguistic analysis of topics such as reference and quantification in other signed and spoken languages. Besides, I am interested in studies dealing with language emergence, linguistic variation, and the relation between languages and identities.