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dc.contributor.authorDe Weerdt, Danny
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-15T09:58:22Z
dc.date.available2021-02-15T09:58:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationDe Weerdt, D. (2020). Figure–Ground Spatial Relationships in Finnish Sign Language Discourse. <i>Open Linguistics</i>, <i>6</i>(1), 723-746. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2020-0041" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2020-0041</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_51467061
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74228
dc.description.abstractThis study is about expressing spatial relationships between Figure and Ground in Finnish Sign Language discourse and shows that the variation in this expression is primarily discourse dependent. The main findings are, first, that Ground mainly precedes Figure whether the Figure is new or a known referent within the discourse; the reverse order is possible only when the Figure is known. Second, the lexical sign olla (‘have’) appears more frequently in expressing spatial relationships with a new Figure and less frequently with a known Figure but never in a construction with Figure preceding Ground; the form oli (‘had’), referring to the past, appears only in Figure preceding Ground constructions when Figure is known. Finally, the main way to express the spatial relationship between Ground and Figure is either the simultaneous production of the units, or Ground and an adposition sign. A sequential strategy is another way of expressing spatial relationships but this can be used only when the Figure is new within the discourse. The choice of strategy can be attributed to the emphasis put on the Figure’s presence when it is new while with a known Figure, the emphasis is on the location of that Figure.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherDe Gruyter
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOpen Linguistics
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.othersanajärjestys
dc.subject.otherspatial relationships
dc.subject.otherfigure
dc.subject.otherground
dc.subject.otherdiscourse
dc.subject.otherFinnish sign language
dc.subject.othersimultaneity
dc.subject.othersequentiality
dc.titleFigure–Ground Spatial Relationships in Finnish Sign Language Discourse
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202102151652
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.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange723-746
dc.relation.issn2300-9969
dc.relation.numberinseries1
dc.relation.volume6
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2020 Danny De Weerdt, published by De Gruyter
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysosuomalainen viittomakieli
dc.subject.ysoviittomakieli
dc.subject.ysokeskustelunanalyysi
dc.subject.ysolauseoppi
dc.format.contentfulltext
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p21310
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p6834
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p7828
jyx.subject.urihttp://www.yso.fi/onto/yso/p5557
dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1515/opli-2020-0041


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