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dc.contributor.authorBörstell, Carl
dc.contributor.authorJantunen, Tommi
dc.contributor.authorKimmelman, Vadim
dc.contributor.authorde Lint, Vanja
dc.contributor.authorMesch, Johanna
dc.contributor.authorOomen, Marloes
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-12T09:08:40Z
dc.date.available2020-02-12T09:08:40Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationBörstell, Carl; Jantunen, Tommi; Kimmelman, Vadim; de Lint, Vanja; Mesch, Johanna; Oomen, Marloes (2019). Transitivity prominence within and across modalities. Open Linguistics, 5 (1), 666-689. DOI: 10.1515/opli-2019-0037
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_34056421
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67814
dc.description.abstractWe investigate transitivity prominence of verbs across signed and spoken languages, based on data from both valency dictionaries and corpora. Our methodology relies on the assumption that dictionary data and corpus-based measures of transitivity are comparable, and we find evidence in support of this through the direct comparison of these two types of data across several spoken languages. For the signed modality, we measure the transitivity prominence of verbs in five sign languages based on corpus data and compare the results to the transitivity prominence hierarchy for spoken languages reported in Haspelmath (2015). For each sign language, we create a hierarchy for 12 verb meanings based on the proportion of overt direct objects per verb meaning. We use these hierarchies to calculate correlations between languages – both signed and spoken – and find positive correlations between transitivity hierarchies. Additional findings of this study include the observation that locative arguments seem to behave differently than direct objects judging by our measures of transitivity, and that relatedness among sign languages does not straightforwardly imply similarity in transitivity hierarchies. We conclude that our findings provide support for a modality-independent, semantic basis of transitivity.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Linguistics
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.othertransitivity
dc.subject.othercorpus linguistics
dc.subject.othersign languages
dc.subject.othervalency
dc.subject.othertypology
dc.titleTransitivity prominence within and across modalities
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202002122056
dc.contributor.laitosKieli- ja viestintätieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Language and Communication Studiesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange666-689
dc.relation.issn2300-9969
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume5
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2019 the Author(s)
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.relation.grantnumber273408
dc.relation.grantnumber269089
dc.relation.grantnumber304034
dc.subject.ysokielitiede
dc.subject.ysoviittomakieli
dc.subject.ysovalenssi (kielitiede)
dc.subject.ysotransitiivisuus (kielitiede)
dc.subject.ysotypologiat
dc.subject.ysokorpuslingvistiikka
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jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p1631
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6834
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6117
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p3857
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p4022
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21436
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1515/opli-2019-0037
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderSuomen Akatemiafi
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
dc.relation.funderAcademy of Finlanden
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tutkimuskulut, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tehtävä, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramAkatemiatutkijan tutkimuskulut, SAfi
jyx.fundingprogramResearch costs of Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramResearch post as Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundingprogramResearch costs of Academy Research Fellow, AoFen
jyx.fundinginformationAcademy of Finland, grant numbers 269089, 273408, and 304034.


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