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The alignment of head nods with syntactic units in Finnish Sign Language and Swedish Sign Language
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, Sign Language.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0612-6304
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2016 / [ed] Jon Barnes, Alejna Brugos, Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Nanette Veilleux, 2016, 168-172 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we examine the relationship between specifichead movement events – head nods, often treated as prosodicboundary markers – and syntactic units in Finnish (FinSL) andSwedish Sign Language (SSL). In the study we investigatedthe alignment of head nods with syntactic units on the basis ofa total of 20 (10+10) FinSL and SSL narratives. The results ofthe study show that in both languages head nods appeared similarlyon syntactic boundaries and that the tendency was toalign nods sentence-finally. However, not all head nods behavedthis way: for example, a relatively large number of headnods were also found to occur sentence-initially or elsewherein the sentence. Furthermore, head nods occurring on syntacticboundaries also had non-boundary marking functions, and notall syntactic boundaries occurred with head nods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 168-172 p.
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Speech Prosody, ISSN 2333-2042 ; 8
Keyword [en]
boundary marker, head movement, syntactic unit, Finnish Sign Language, Swedish Sign Language
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Sign Language
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-134369DOI: 10.21437/SpeechProsody.2016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-134369DiVA: diva2:1033159
Conference
Speech Prosody 8, Boston, USA, May 31-June 3, 2016
Available from: 2016-10-05 Created: 2016-10-05 Last updated: 2016-12-06Bibliographically approved

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