List of John Benjamins publications for which Carl Börstell plays a role.
Spatial metaphors in antonym pairs across sign languages. Special Issue in Memory of Irit Meir, Lillo-Martin, Diane, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola and Rose Stamp (eds.), pp. 112–1412020.
We analyze sign locations in 776 signs from 16 antonym pairs across 27 sign languages to examine metaphorical mappings of emotional valence (positive vs. negative) along different spatial axes. We conduct both an automatic and a manual analysis of sign location and movement direction, to… read more | Article
Object marking in the signed modality: Verbal and nominal strategies in Swedish Sign Language and other sign languages. Sign Language & Linguistics 20:2, pp. 279–2872017.
Articulatory plurality is a property of lexical plurals in sign language. Lexical plurals and beyond, Lauwers, Peter and Marie Lammert (eds.), pp. 391–4072016.
Sign languages make use of paired articulators (the two hands), hence manual signs may be either one- or two-handed. Although two-handedness has previously been regarded a purely formal feature, studies have argued morphologically two-handed forms are associated with some types of inflectional… read more | Article
Distribution and duration of signs and parts of speech in Swedish Sign Language. Sign Language & Linguistics 19:2, pp. 143–1962016.
In this paper, we investigate frequency and duration of signs and parts of speech in Swedish Sign Language (SSL) using the SSL Corpus. The duration of signs is correlated with frequency, with high-frequency items having shorter duration than low-frequency items. Similarly, function words (e.g.… read more | Article
Taking meaning in hand: Iconic motivations in two-handed signs. Sign Language & Linguistics 19:1, pp. 37–812016.
Traditionally in sign language research, the issue of whether a lexical sign is articulated with one hand or two has been treated as a strictly phonological matter. We argue that accounting for two-handed signs also requires considering meaning as a motivating factor. We report results from a… read more | Article