Karita Suomalainen

List of John Benjamins publications for which Karita Suomalainen plays a role.


Helasvuo, Marja-Liisa and Karita Suomalainen 2024 Chapter 3. First and second person forms as resources for open reference and participation in Finnish everyday conversations(Non)referentiality in Conversation, Ewing, Michael C. and Ritva Laury (eds.), pp. 35–55 | Chapter
Based on data from Finnish conversational interaction, this article explores the use of 1st and 2nd person forms in creating deictically non-specific, open reference. We focus on the linguistic and embodied features of turns that contain these open personal forms and examine their sequential… read more
Suomalainen, Karita, Anna Vatanen and Ritva Laury 2020 Chapter 2. The Finnish se että initiated expressions: NPs or not?The ‘Noun Phrase’ across Languages: An emergent unit in interaction, Ono, Tsuyoshi and Sandra A. Thompson (eds.), pp. 11–42 | Chapter
This paper concerns the grammatical category of Finnish expressions initiated with se että (lit. ‘it that’). In earlier studies based on written data, they have been considered clausal NPs functioning as subjects, objects and complements. In our spoken data, both present-day and older, se että… read more
Vatanen, Anna, Karita Suomalainen and Ritva Laury 2020 Chapter 7. The Finnish projector phrase se että as a fixed expressionFixed Expressions: Building language structure and social action, Laury, Ritva and Tsuyoshi Ono (eds.), pp. 167–202 | Chapter
This chapter shows that the Finnish expression se että ‘it (is) that’, consisting of a demonstrative followed by a complementizer, is a fixed projective element in talk-in-interaction both on its own and with collocating elements. It shares features with projector phrases identified for other… read more