Search for dissertations about: "British English"

Showing result 6 - 10 of 49 swedish dissertations containing the words British English.

  1. 6. Noun Phrases in British Travel Texts : A Corpus-Based Study

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tore Nilsson; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; corpus linguistics; syntactic variation; noun phrase NP ; premodification; postmodification; simple; complex; NP head; NP function; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This study is a corpus-based investigation of the structure and variation of noun phrases in three types of British texts on tourism and travel. Based on their publishing formats, the corpus texts are divided into three Text categories: tourist brochures, newspaper feature articles dealing with travel and tourism, and travel guides. READ MORE

  2. 7. "Honourable" or "Highly-sexed" Adjectival Descriptions of Male and Female Characters in Victorian and Contemporary Children's Fiction

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Hanna Andersdotter Sveen; Uppsala universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; 19th-century English; adjectives; attributive; British National Corpus; characters; children s fiction; contemporary; corpus linguistics; description; evaluative meaning; female; gender; male; part description; predicative; semantic domains; syntactic function; Victorian; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This corpus-based study examines adjectives and adjectival expressions used to describe characters in British children’s fiction. The focus is on diachronic variation, by comparing Victorian (19th-century) and contemporary (late 20th-century) children’s fiction, and on gender variation, by comparing the descriptions of female and male characters. READ MORE

  3. 8. Contraction in British newspapers in the late 20th century

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Margareta Westergren Axelsson; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This investigation of verb contractions (e.g.I'm and it's) and NOT-contractions (don't and haven't) uses two samples of British newspaper text from 1994 and 1961. The 1994 material, compiled for this study, is carefully matched to the press categories of the well-known LOB corpus of written British English. READ MORE

  4. 9. The Archaeological Encounter in British Fiction, 1880–1940

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of English, Uppsala University

    Author : Leonard Driscoll; Uppsala universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Late-Nineteenth-Century Fiction; Modernism; Archaeology; Thing Theory; Thomas Hardy; H. Rider Haggard; Virginia Woolf; English; Engelska; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Ancient artefacts appeared frequently in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century British fiction. Prehistoric stone circles, enigmatic potsherds, Egyptian mummies, and other such antiquities featured in everything from fin de siècle adventure narratives to the major works of High Modernism. READ MORE

  5. 10. Temporal Subordinators and Clauses in Early Modern English Stability and Change

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of English

    Author : Göran Rönnerdal; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; anteriority; aspect; complex subordinator; correlative subordinator; ellipsis; grammaticalization; modality; mood; negated subordinator; posteriority; primary meaning; repeated subordinator; replaced subordinator; secondary meaning; simple subordinator; simultaneity; temporal subordinator; tense; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : My work is a corpus-based investigation of the use and development of temporal subordinators and clauses in Early Modern British English (EModE).  The focus of the project is on the forms, structure, meanings, and history of these subordinators and clauses. READ MORE