Search for dissertations about: "Bilingualism Research"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words Bilingualism Research.

  1. 1. Same Mother Tongue - Different Origins : Implications for Language Maintenance and Shift among Hungarian Immigrants and their Children in Sweden

    Author : Kamilla György-Ullholm; Kari Fraurud; Ellen Bijvoet; Wei Li; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Language maintenance and shift; intergenerational language transmission; childhood bilingualism; simultaneous and consecutive bilingualism; heritage languages; Hungarian; Swedish as a second language; migrant families; Sweden; Nyelvcsere; nyelvmegtartás; nyelvhasználat; Svédország; magyar kivándorlók; nyelvátadás bevándorló családokban; gyermekkori kétnyelvüség; szimultán és szekvenciális kétnyelvüség; Språkbyte och språkbevarande; språköverföring i familjen; invandrarspråk; ungerska i Sverige; invandrarfamiljer; skolbarn; simultan och successiv tvåspråkighet; barns tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; Swedish language; Svenska språket; Finno-Ugric languages; Finsk-ugriska språk; Children s language; Barnspråk; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This study investigates intergenerational language transmission amongst Hungarian immigrants, using in-depth interviews and participant observation as the main methods. The analysis examines the experiences of parents and their school-aged children in 61 families living in Sweden´s two main cities, Stockholm and Göteborg. READ MORE

  2. 2. Age differences in first language attrition : A maturational constraints perspective

    Author : Emanuel Bylund Spångberg; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Niclas Abrahamsson; Silvina Montrul; Emanuel Bylund; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; first language attrition; age differences; maturational constraints; critical period; language acquisition; bilingualism; international adoptees; conceptual proficiency; language aptitude; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates age-related differences in first language (L1) attrition in a second language (L2) setting. The thesis is based on four individual studies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Syntactic Variation in the Swedish of Adolescents in Multilingual Urban Settings : Subject-verb Order in Declaratives, Questions and Subordinate Clauses

    Author : Natalia Ganuza; Kari Fraurud; Paul Kerswill; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; syntactic variation; subject-verb inversion; non-inversion; language use in multilingual urban settings; multilingual youths; standard non-standard; Swedish; SLA; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the use of word order variation, in particular the variable use of subject-verb inversion and non-inversion in main declarative clauses, among adolescents in contemporary multilingual settings in Sweden. The use of non-inversion in contexts that in standard Swedish require inversion is sometimes claimed to be characteristic of varieties of Swedish spoken among adolescents in multilingual urban areas. READ MORE

  4. 4. Debating Swedish : Language Politics and Ideology in Contemporary Sweden

    Author : Tommaso M. Milani; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Sally Johnson; Adrian Blackledge; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; bilingual education; citizenship; CDA; language debate; language ideology; language legislation; language politics; language testing; social theory; Sweden; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with three language debates that reached their most crucial peaks in Sweden at the beginning of the twenty-first century: (i) the debate on the promotion of the Swedish language, (ii) the debate on language testing for citizenship, and (iii) the debate on mother tongue instruction. The main scope of the thesis is to take a theoretically multi-pronged approach to these debates trying to shed light on the following aspects: Why did such debates emerge when they did? Which discourses were available in those specific historical moments? Who are the social actors that intervened in these debates? What is at stake for them? What do they claim? What systems of values, ideas and beliefs – i. READ MORE

  5. 5. Interrogative Clauses and Verb Morphology in L2 Swedish : Theoretical Interpretations of Grammatical Development and Effects of Different Elicitation Techniques

    Author : Anders Philipsson; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Roger Källström; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; second language acquisition; L2 Swedish; interrogative clauses; direct questions; subordinate questions; verb morphology; finiteness; grammatical development; typological markedness; processability; data types; Iraqi Arabic; Persian; Somali; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines direct and subordinate questions, as well as verb morphology in L2 Swedish, from a developmental perspective. The study is cross-sectional, containing data from Iraqi Arabic, Persian and Somali adolescent learners representing three different levels of proficiency. READ MORE