Search for dissertations about: "Language Understanding"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 309 swedish dissertations containing the words Language Understanding.

  1. 1. Doing Language Policy : A Micro-Interactional Study of Policy Practices in English as a Foreign Language Classes

    Author : Alia Amir; Jan Anward; Mathias Broth; Nigel Musk; Arja Piirainen-Marsh; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Conversation analysis; ethnomethodology; language policy; practiced language policy; language policing; classroom discourse; EFL; TEFL; codeswitching; Samtalsanalys; etnometodologi; språkpolitik; language policing; klassrumsinteraktion; engelskundervisning; kodväxling;

    Abstract : This study investigates foreign language classroom talk and micro-level language policy-in-process from an ethnomethodological conversation analytic perspective. The study is based on 20 hours of video recordings from 20 lessons in an English as a Foreign Language classroom (EFL) in grades 8 and 9 of an international compulsory school in Sweden between the years 2007 and 2010. READ MORE

  2. 2. Reasons for Language : Language and Analogical Reasoning Ability in Children with Cochlear Implants and Children with Typical Hearing

    Author : Michaela Socher; Björn Lyxell; Malin Wass; Rachel J. Ellis; Åsa Wengelin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cochlear implants; analogical reasoning; cognitive training; expressive language; pragmatic language ability;

    Abstract : The usage-based model of language acquisition assumes that language is learned by its usage. General cognitive processes, especially analogical reasoning ability, are assumed to lead to the understanding of words and grammatical structures. READ MORE

  3. 3. Writing in a third language : a study of upper secondary students’ texts, writing processes and metacognition

    Author : Yvonne Knospe; Kirk Sullivan; Ingela Valfridsson; Anita Malmqvist; Åsa Wengelin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; foreign language learning; second language acquisition; third language learning; writing in a foreign language; learning to write; metacognition; keystroke logging; text quality; German; upper secondary school; language teaching and learning; språkdidaktik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : Learning an additional foreign language (usually referred to as a third language, L3) after English (L2) in formal settings seems to remain relatively unsuccessful in the European context (European Commission 2012), despite the reported advantages from extensive language learning experiences. Against this background the present thesis explores the potential benefits of a teaching approach focused on writing strategies and metacognitive reflections for L3 writing. READ MORE

  4. 4. Constructions of Language Competence : Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Assessing Second Language Interactions in Basic Adult Education

    Author : Maria Rydell; Catrin Norrby; Gunlög Sundberg; Caroline Kerfoot; Tim McNamara; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; constructions of language competence; language ideologies; migration; language testing and assessment; Swedish as a second language; embodied interaction; lived experience of language; adult education; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages;

    Abstract : The current thesis is concerned with constructions and perceptions of what it means to be ‘a competent language user’ in the context of a language programme in basic Swedish called Swedish for Immigrants (SFI). A particular focus is given to the testing and assessment of oral interaction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Authentic Language : Övdalsk, metapragmatic exchange and the margins of Sweden’s linguistic market

    Author : David Karlander; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Christopher Stroud; Tomas Riad; Judith T. Irvine; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; authenticity; history of linguistic thought; indexicality; linguistic anthropology; linguistic minorities; metalanguage; metapragmatics; philosophical anthropology; Övdalsk; autenticitet; filosofisk antropologi; indexikalitet; lingvistisk antropologi; metaspråk; metapragmatik; språkliga minoriteter; språkvetenskapens idéhistoria; älvdalska; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This compilation thesis engages with practices that in some way place stakes in the social existence of Övdalsk (also älvdalska, Elfdalian, Övdalian), a marginal form of Scandinavian used mainly in Sweden’s Älvdalen municipality. The practices at hand range from early 20th century descriptive dialectology and contemporary lay-linguistics to language advocacy and language political debate. READ MORE