Publications

Forthcoming

Börstell, Carl. To appear. Better letter: Iconicity in the manual alphabets of American Sign Language and Swedish Sign Language. (To appear in Language & Cognition.)
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Börstell, Carl. To appear. Iconic plurality across modalities. (To appear in The Oxford Handbook of Iconicity in Language, edited by Olga Fischer, Kimi Akita & Pamela Perniss. New York: Oxford University Press.)
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2023

Kimmelman, Vadim & Carl Börstell. 2023. Word classes in sign languages. In Eva van Lier (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Word Classes, 809-829. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-word-classes-9780198852889
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Börstell, Carl. 2023. Ableist Language Teching over Sign Language Research. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Resources and Representations for Under-Resourced Languages and Domains (RESOURCEFUL-2023), 1–10, Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands. Association for Computational Linguistics. https://aclanthology.org/2023.resourceful-1.1.
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Börstell, Carl. 2023. Lexical comprehension within and across sign languages of Belgium, China and the Netherlands. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 8(1). https://doi.org/10.16995/glossa.9902.
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Börstell, Carl. 2023. Extracting Sign Language Articulation from Videos with MediaPipe. In Proceedings of the 24th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa) (NEALT Proceedings Series, No. 52), 169–178. Tórshavn, Faroe Islands: University of Tartu Library. https://aclanthology.org/2023.nodalida-1.18.
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2022

Börstell, Carl. 2022. Searching and Utilizing Corpora. In Jordan Fenlon & Julie A. Hochgesang (eds.), Signed Language Corpora (Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities 25), 90–127. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. https://gupress.gallaudet.edu/signed-language-corpora.html
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Börstell, Carl. 2022. Introducing the signglossR Package. In Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen, Johanna Mesch & Marc Schulder (eds.), Proceedings of the LREC2022 10th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Multilingual Sign Language Resources, 16–23. Marseille, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec/pub/22006.pdf.
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2020

Börstell, Carl, Onno Crasborn & Lori Whynot. 2020. Measuring Lexical Similarity across Sign Languages in Global Signbank. In Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen & Johanna Mesch (eds.), Proceedings of the LREC2020 9th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Sign Language Resources in the Service of the Language Community, Technological Challenges and Application Perspectives, 21–26. Marseille, France: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec/pub/20011.pdf.
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Börstell, Carl & Ryan Lepic. 2020. Spatial metaphors in antonym pairs across sign languages. Sign Language & Linguistics 23(1–2). 112–141. https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.00046.bor.
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Gonga, Aurélia Nana Gassa, Onno Crasborn, Carl Börstell & Ellen Ormel. 2020. Comparing IS and NGT Interpreting Processing Time: A case study. In Campbell McDermid, Suzanne Ehrlich & Ashley Gentry (eds.), Proceedings of the 2019 WASLI Conference: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future, 74–95. Paris: WASLI. http://wasli.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/WASLI-2019-Conference-Proceedings_July2020.pdf#page=80.
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2019

Börstell, Carl. 2019. Differential object marking in sign languages. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 4(1): 3. https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.780.
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Börstell, Carl, Tommi Jantunen, Vadim Kimmelman, Vanja de Lint, Johanna Mesch & Marloes Oomen. 2019. Transitivity prominence within and across modalities. Open Linguistics 5. 666–689. https://doi.org/10.1515/opli-2019-0037.
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2018

Kankkonen, Nikolaus Riemer, Thomas Björkstrand, Johanna Mesch & Carl Börstell. 2018. Crowdsourcing for the Swedish Sign Language Dictionary. In Mayumi Bono, Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen, Johanna Mesch & Yutaka Osugi (eds.), Proceedings of the LREC2018 8th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Involving the Language Community, 171–176. Miyazaki, Japan: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec/pub/18022.pdf.
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Östling, Robert, Carl Börstell & Servane Courtaux. 2018. Visual Iconicity across Sign Languages: Large-Scale Automated Video Analysis of Iconic Articulators and Locations. Frontiers in Psychology 9. 725. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00725.
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2017

Börstell, Carl. 2017. Types and trends of name signs in the Swedish Sign Language community. SKY Journal of Linguistics 30(2017). 7–34. http://www.linguistics.fi/julkaisut/SKY2017/SKYJol30_borstell.pdf.
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Börstell, Carl. 2017. Object marking in the signed modality: Verbal and nominal strategies in Swedish Sign Language and other sign languages. Sign Language & Linguistics 20(2). 279–287. https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.00005.bor.
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Börstell, Carl. 2017. Object marking in the signed modality: Verbal and nominal strategies in Swedish Sign Language and other sign languages. Stockholm University PhD Thesis. https://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-141669.
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Börstell, Carl & Robert Östling. 2017. Iconic Locations in Swedish Sign Language: Mapping Form to Meaning with Lexical Databases. In Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, 221–225. Gothenburg, Sweden: Association for Computational Linguistics. https://aclanthology.org/W17-0226.
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Meir, Irit, Mark Aronoff, Carl Börstell, So-One Hwang, Deniz Ilkbasaran, Itamar Kastner, Ryan Lepic, Adi Lifshitz Ben-Basat, Carol Padden & Wendy Sandler. 2017. The effect of being human and the basis of grammatical word order: Insights from novel communication systems and young sign languages. Cognition 158. 189–207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2016.10.011.
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Östling, Robert, Carl Börstell, Moa Gärdenfors & Mats Wirén. 2017. Universal Dependencies for Swedish Sign Language. In Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, 303–308. Gothenburg, Sweden: Association for Computational Linguistics. https://aclanthology.org/W17-0243.
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2016

Bjerva, Johannes & Carl Börstell. 2016. Morphological Complexity Influences Verb–Object Order in Swedish Sign Language. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity (CL4LC), 137–141. Osaka, Japan: The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee. https://aclanthology.org/W16-4116.
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Börstell, Carl. 2016. Pfau, Roland Markus Steinbach & Annika Herrmann (eds.), A matter of complexity: Subordination in sign languages. (Sign Language and Deaf Communities 6.). Nordic Journal of Linguistics 39(3). 311–317. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0332586516000135.
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Börstell, Carl, Thomas Hörberg & Robert Östling. 2016. Distribution and duration of signs and parts of speech in Swedish Sign Language. Sign Language & Linguistics 19(2). 143–196. https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.19.2.01bor.
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Börstell, Carl, Ryan Lepic & Gal Belsitzman. 2016. Articulatory plurality is a property of lexical plurals in sign language. In Lexical plurals and beyond. Special issue of Lingvisticae Investigationes, vol. 39(2), 391–407. https://doi.org/10.1075/li.39.2.10bor.
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Börstell, Carl & Robert Östling. 2016. Visualizing Lects in a Sign Language Corpus: Mining Lexical Variation Data in Lects of Swedish Sign Language. In Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen & Johanna Mesch (eds.), Proceedings of the LREC2016 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, 13–18. Portorož, Slovenia: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec/pub/16004.pdf.
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Börstell, Carl, Mats Wiren, Johanna Mesch & Moa Gärdenfors. 2016. Towards an Annotation of Syntactic Structure in the Swedish Sign Language Corpus. In Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Julie A. Hochgesang, Jette Kristoffersen & Johanna Mesch (eds.), Proceedings of the LREC2016 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Corpus Mining, 19–24. Portorož, Slovenia: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec/pub/16025.pdf.
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Lepic, Ryan, Carl Börstell, Gal Belsitzman & Wendy Sandler. 2016. Taking meaning in hand: Iconic motivations for two-handed signs. Sign Language & Linguistics 19(1). 37–81. https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.19.1.02lep.
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2015

Östling, Robert, Carl Börstell & Lars Wallin. 2015. Enriching the Swedish Sign Language Corpus with Part of Speech Tags Using Joint Bayesian Word Alignment and Annotation Transfer. In Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NoDaLiDa 2015), 263–268. Vilnius, Lithuania: Linköping University Electronic Press, Sweden. https://aclanthology.org/W15-1834.
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2014

Börstell, Carl & Ryan Lepic. 2014. Commentary on Kita, van Gijn & van der Hulst (1998). Sign Language & Linguistics 17(2). 241–250. https://doi.org/10.1075/sll.17.2.06bor.
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Börstell, Carl, Johanna Mesch & Lars Wallin. 2014. Segmenting the Swedish Sign Language corpus: On the possibilities of using visual cues as a basis for syntactic segmentation. In Onno Crasborn, Eleni Efthimiou, Stavroula-Evita Fotinea, Thomas Hanke, Jette Kristoffersen & Johanna Mesch (eds.), Proceedings of the LREC2014 6th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Beyond the Manual Channel, 7–10. Reykjavik, Iceland: European Language Resources Association (ELRA). https://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/lrec/pub/14023.pdf.
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Börstell, Carl, Wendy Sandler & Mark Aronoff. 2014. Sign Language Linguistics. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies Online: Linguistics. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/OBO/9780199772810-0038.
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2011

Börstell, Carl. 2011. Revisiting reduplication: Toward a description of reduplication in predicative signs in Swedish Sign Language. Stockholm University MA thesis. https://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-63510
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2010

Börstell, Carl. 2010. Kurudu NP morphology. [Originally “The morphosyntax of the NP in Kaipuri]. Stockholm University Course paper.
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2008

Börstell, Carl. 2008. Grammatisk finithet i trumaí. Stockholm University BA thesis. https://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-8154
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