Search for dissertations about: "Icelandic"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 86 swedish dissertations containing the word Icelandic.

  1. 1. Modern Icelandic Word Formation

    Author : Yair Sapir; Henrik Williams; Raimo Raag; Veturliði Óskarsson; Gunlög Josefsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Icelandic language; Icelandic; Scandinavian; word formation; morphology; neologisms; calque; language planning; language contact; linguistic purism; Isländska; Scandinavian languages; Nordiska språk;

    Abstract : Icelandic is known for its conservative word formation, largely involving native sources. The main focus of the present research is to describe which mechanisms are used in forming words in Modern Icelandic. Furthermore, a postulated additional category within Icelandic complexes, introduced here under the label compilations, is examined. READ MORE

  2. 2. Case in Icelandic : A Synchronic, Diachronic and Comparative Approach

    Author : Johanna Barddal; danska och isländska Avdelningen för svenskämnen; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Scandinavian languages and literature; Development of th; Scandinavian Linguistics; Spoken vs. Written Icelandic; Usage-based Model; Construction Grammar; Borrowings; Neologism; Type Frequency; Productivity; Argument Structure; Thematic Roles; Syntactic functions; Icelandic; Morphological Case; Nordiska språk språk och litteratur ; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This dissertation addresses the question of what the function of morphological case is in Icelandic. The working hypotheses of this book is that morphological case is a multifunctional category. READ MORE

  3. 3. Language change vs. stability in conservative language communities. A case study of Icelandic

    Author : Finnur Friðriksson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : language stability; attitudes to language; linguistic nationalism; language planning; social networks; Icelandic; ?dative sickness?; case inflections; ?new passive?; ?am-to-frenzy?;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a study in language stability. Icelandic, which is regarded by many as a prime example of a stable language, is chosen as a vehicle for an examination of this field. READ MORE

  4. 4. Non-canonical case-marking on core arguments in Lithuanian : A historical and contrastive perspective

    Author : Valgerður Bjarnadóttir; Jenny Larsson; Peteris Vanags; Nicole Nau; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Case-marking; non-canonical subjects; core arguments; Lithuanian; Old Lithuanian; Lithuanian dialects; pain verbs; oblique anticausative; Icelandic; historical linguistics; contrastive linguistics; Construction grammar; Role and Reference grammar; Baltic Languages; baltiska språk;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a description and analysis of non-canonical case-marking of core arguments in Lithuanian. It consists of an introduction and six articles, providing historical and/or contrastive perspective to this issue. READ MORE

  5. 5. Triangulating Perspectives on Lexical Replacement : From Predictive Statistical Models to Descriptive Color Linguistics

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Bernhard Wälchli; Majid Asifa; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; semantics; lexical typology; semantic typology; historical linguistics; historical semantics; lexical replacement; lexical change; rate of lexical replacement; color; regression models; Swedish; English; German; Danish; Norwegian; Icelandic; method triangulation; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate lexical replacement processes from several complementary perspectives. It does so through three studies, each with a different scope and time depth. READ MORE