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Title:
Iconic Locations in Swedish Sign Language: Mapping Form to Meaning with Lexical Databases
Author:
Carl Börstell: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden Robert Östling: Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Sweden
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Year:
2017
Conference:
Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Issue:
131
Article no.:
026
Pages:
221-225
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2017-05-08
ISBN:
978-91-7685-601-7
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
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Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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In this paper, we describe a method for mapping the phonological feature location of Swedish Sign Language (SSL) signs to the meanings in the Swedish semantic dictionary SALDO. By doing so, we observe clear differences in the distribution of meanings associated with different locations on the body. The prominence of certain locations for specific meanings clearly point to iconic mappings between form and meaning in the lexicon of SSL, which pinpoints modalityspecific properties of the visual modality.

Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Author:
Carl Börstell, Robert Östling
Title:
Iconic Locations in Swedish Sign Language: Mapping Form to Meaning with Lexical Databases
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Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Author:
Carl Börstell, Robert Östling
Title:
Iconic Locations in Swedish Sign Language: Mapping Form to Meaning with Lexical Databases
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