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dc.contributor.authorJantunen, Tommi
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-07T12:42:00Z
dc.date.available2017-06-07T12:42:00Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationJantunen, T. (2017). Constructed Action, the Clause and the Nature of Syntax in Finnish Sign Language. <i>Open Linguistics</i>, <i>3</i>(1), 65-85. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2017-0004" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2017-0004</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_27045421
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_74018
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/54356
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the interplay of constructed action and the clause in Finnish Sign Language (FinSL). Constructed action is a form of gestural enactment in which the signers use their hands, face and other parts of the body to represent the actions, thoughts or feelings of someone they are referring to in the discourse. With the help of frequencies calculated from corpus data, this article shows firstly that when FinSL signers are narrating a story, there are differences in how they use constructed action. Then the paper argues that there are differences also in the prototypical structure, linkage type and non-manual activity of clauses, depending on the presence or non-presence of constructed action. Finally, taking the view that gesturality is an integral part of language, the paper discusses the nature of syntax in sign languages and proposes a conceptualization in which syntax is seen as a set of norms distributed on a continuum between a categorial-conventional end and a gradient-unconventional end.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter Open
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Linguistics
dc.subject.otherconstructed action
dc.subject.othergesturality
dc.titleConstructed Action, the Clause and the Nature of Syntax in Finnish Sign Language
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201706052666
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSuomalainen viittomakielifi
dc.contributor.oppiaineFinnish Sign Languageen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2017-06-05T12:15:13Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange65-85
dc.relation.issn2300-9969
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume3
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 The Authors. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License.
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber273408
dc.relation.grantnumber269089
dc.subject.ysosuomalainen viittomakieli
dc.subject.ysolauseoppi
dc.subject.ysolauseet
dc.subject.ysoeleet
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21310
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5557
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21419
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6837
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1515/opli-2017-0004
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tutkimuskulut, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkija, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramResearch costs of Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramAcademy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationThe study has been supported financially by Academ of Finland under grants 269089 and 273408.


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