Search for dissertations about: "Language Technology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 602 swedish dissertations containing the words Language Technology.

  1. 1. Technology, Language and Thought : Extensions of Meaning in the English Lexicon

    Author : Marlene Johansson Falck; Ulf Magnusson; Dirk Geeraerts; Marlene Johansson Falck; Institutionen för språk och kultur Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; cognitive linguistics; cognitive tools; language; English; sense development; meaning extension; thought; metaphors; metonymies; scaffoldings; entrenchment; technology; electricity; steam engines; motor vehicles; roads; ways; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; English; engelska; Engelska med didaktiskt inriktning; English; Specialization in Didactics;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the relationship between technological innovation and the development of language and thought is analysed. For this purpose, three different fields of technology are investigated: 1) the steam engine, 2) electricity, and 3) motor vehicles, roads and ways. READ MORE

  2. 2. Developing and Evaluating Language Tools for Writers and Learners of Swedish

    Author : Ola Knutsson; Kerstin Severinson Eklundh; Viggo Kann; Teresa Cerratto Pargman; Lars Ahrenberg; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; interactive learning systems; error; feedback; human-computer interaction; grammar checking; grammaticality judgments; parsing; second language learning; Swedish; evaluation; user studies; language technology; computer assisted language learning; writing; language tools; interaktiva lärsystem; fel; återkoppling; grammatikkontroll; språkverktyg; människa-datorinteraktion; skrivande; andraspråksinlärning; grammatikalitetsbedömning; parsning; Language technology; Språkteknologi;

    Abstract : Skrivande och skrivet språk är idag en viktig del av många människors liv, i datorns ordbehandlare, i e-postprogram och i chattkanaler på Internet. Skrivet språk har blivit mer eller mindre en förutsättning för människors dagliga kommunikation. Denna utveckling av samhället leder till ökade behov av att på olika sätt hantera text. READ MORE

  3. 3. Immigration, security and the public debate on US language policy : A critical discourse analysis of language attitudes in the United States of America

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Anna-Brita Stenström; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; national identity; societal security; language policy; ethnolinguistic conflict; human rights; language rights; ethnicity; multilingualism; immigration; critical discourse analysis; language attitudes; English language; Spanish language; United States; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna;

    Abstract : The narrative of the United States is of a "nation of immigrants" in which the language shift patterns of earlier ethnolinguistic groups have tended towards linguistic assimilation through English. In recent years, however, changes in the demographic landscape and language maintenance by non-English speaking immigrants, particularly Hispanics, have been perceived as threats and have led to calls for an official English language policy. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Virtual Language Teacher : Models and applications for language learning using embodied conversational agents

    Author : Preben Wik; Björn Granström; Olov Engwall; Valerie Hazan; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Language learning; embodied conversational agents; speech technology; computer assisted language learning; computer assisted pronunciation training; Information technology; Informationsteknik; SRA - ICT; SRA - Informations- och kommunikationsteknik;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a framework for computer assisted language learning using a virtual language teacher. It is an attempt at creating, not only a new type of language learning software, but also a server-based application that collects large amounts of speech material for future research purposes. READ MORE

  5. 5. CALL of the Wild : Using language technology in the second language classroom

    Author : Petter Karlström; Robert Ramberg; Teresa Cerratto-Pargman; Philip Hubbard; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Computer Assisted Language Learning; Human-Computer Interaction; Interaction Design; Language Technology; Sociocultural Theory; Computer and systems science; Data- och systemvetenskap; Man-Machine-Interaction MMI ; människa-maskin-interaktion mmi ; människa-maskin-interaktion MMI ;

    Abstract : Technology that analyzes written human language displays compelling possibilities for computer assisted language learning (CALL). Applications may be designed to examine second language students’ free text production in order to suggest improvements, draw attention to selected linguistic elements, provide examples from native language use, etc. READ MORE