Search for dissertations about: "Cognitive linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 swedish dissertations containing the words Cognitive linguistics.

  1. 1. Interpretive Functions of Adjectives in English : A Cognitive Approach

    Author : Helena Frännhag; Carita Paradis; Kristin Davidse; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; adjective; meaning; meaning creation; interpretation; formal interpretive function; semantic interpretive function; kind identification; element identification; identity provision; stipulation; specification; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Lingvistik; Linguistics; Engelsk språkvetenskap; English; specification; noun; cognitive semantics;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a theoretical discussion of meaning creation in general, and interpretive functions of English adjectives in particular. The discussion rests on a dynamic view of meaning and interpretation, according to which there are no fixed linguistics meanings – not even for single lexemes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Picture Viewing and Picture Description: Two Windows on the Mind

    Author : Jana Holsanova; Kognitionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; discourse hierarchy; picture description; vision; picture viewing; information flow; discourse segmentation; discourse analysis; coherence; semantics; spatial and temporal relations; cognitive science; linguistics; cognitive linguistics; psycholinguistics; speech; cognition; multimodal communication; mental processes; eye movement protocol; focus of attention; spoken language protocol; information processing; scene perception; areas of interest;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I connect two disciplines, linguistics and vision research, and combine two methods, spoken language protocols and eye movement protocols, in order to cast light on the underlying cognitive processes. In a series of studies, I investigate the processual aspects of picture viewing and picture description. READ MORE

  3. 3. The 2014 scottish independence referendum in text, image and thought

    Author : Robin Engström; Diane Pecorari; Charlotte Hommerberg; Atsuko Ichijo; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Cognitive linguistics; ideological morphology; legitimation; metaphor; metonymy; nationalism; political discourse; political theory; unionism; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; Lingvistik; Linguistics;

    Abstract : In 2014, a referendum was held in Scotland in order to decide the country’s constitutional future. The referendum was the climax of years of campaigning that gave rise to a rich body of political discourse. READ MORE

  4. 4. Transitivity in discourse : A comparison of Greek, Polish and Swedish

    Author : Ann Lindvall; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; agentivity; affectedness; aspect; boundedness; cognitive semantics; definiteness; discourse semantics; dynamism; functionalism; givenness; Greek; language typology; lexical semantics; modality; Modern Greek; Polish; transitivity; Swedish; translation; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work assumes that various linguistic forms in different languages are related to common cognitive functions and semantic properties. A cognitive function - presumably universal - is information transmission. READ MORE

  5. 5. Two Languages, Two Scripts : Bilingual and Biscriptal Children with and without Reading Difficulties Read and Write in Persian (L1) and Swedish (L2)

    Author : Baran Johansson; Eva Lindgren; Maria Levlin; Sven Strömqvist; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Reading; Writing; Eye and Pen; Handwriting; Persian; Swedish; Bilinguals; Biscriptals; Writing fluency; Meaning making; Pauses; Bursts; Linguistic skills; Cognitive Skills; Bilingual writers; Reading difficulties; Skrivande; Läsning; Tvåspråkiga barn; Tvåspråkighet; Flerspråkighet; Lässvårigheter; Läsflyt; Avkodning; Pauser; Bursts; Eye and Pen; Loggning; Två skriftsystem; Persiska; Svenska; Handskrift; Meningsskapande; Lingvistiska färdigheter; Kognitiva färdigheter; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The main aim of this dissertation was to explore L1 (Persian) and L2 (Swedish) reading and writing of 26 bilingual biscriptal children with and without reading difficulties (RD) (years 4–9). Previous studies have mainly focused on Latin scripts or one alphabetic and one non-alphabetic script with English as L1 or L2. READ MORE