Search for dissertations about: "Lingvistik"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 374 swedish dissertations containing the word Lingvistik.

  1. 1. The history of the concept of grammaticalisation

    Author : Therese Lindström; April McMahon; Andrew Linn; Nigel Vincent; Richard Steadman Jones; University of Sheffield; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; grammaticalisation; unidirectionaty; lexicalisation; history of linguistics; historical linguistics; grammatikalisering; unidirectionality; lexikalisering; lingvistikens historia; historisk lingvistik; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The present thesis discusses the history and meaning of the term and concept called grammaticalisation. Linguists usually ascribe the coinage of the term grammaticalisation to Antoine Meillet (1866-1936), who allegedly played a vital role in the history of grammaticalisation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Integrating Prosody into an Account of Discourse Structure

    Author : Sofia Gustafson-Capková; David House; Elisabet Engdahl; Merle Horne; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Discourse structure; Discourse segment; Dialogue; Monologue; Swedish prosody; Speaking style; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : In this thesis a study of discourse segmenting is carried out, which investigates both segment boundaries and segment content. The results are related to discourse theory. We study the questions of how the prosody and the text structure influence subjects' annotations of discourse boundaries and discourse prominence. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Syntax of Tenselessness : On Copying Constructions in Swedish

    Author : Anna-Lena Wiklund; Görel Sandström; Lars-Olof Delsing; Anders Holmberg; Jan-Wouter Zwart; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Linguistics; infinitives; pseudocoordination; feature copying; restructuring; tense; underspecification; Lingvistik; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates three construction types in Swedish where two (or more) verbs display identical inflectional morphology (COPYING) and share one overt subject. The constructions are referred to as (i) T(ENSE)M(OOD)A(SPECT)-COPYING complements, of the form John started and wrote (John started writing), (ii) PARTICIPLE COPYING complements, of the form John had been-able written (John had been able to write), and (iii) PSEUDOCOORDINATIONS, of the form John sat and wrote (John was writing). READ MORE

  4. 4. Relativizing linguistic relativity : Investigating underlying assumptions about language in the neo-Whorfian literature

    Author : Ingrid Björk; Åke Viberg; Pär Segerdahl; Talbot J. Taylor; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Linguistics; Linguistic relativity hypothesis; Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; Language and thought; Neo-Whorfianism; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work concerns the linguistic relativity hypothesis, also known as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which, in its most general form claims that ‘lan-guage’ influences ‘thought’. Past studies into linguistic relativity have treated various aspects of both thought and language, but a growing body of literature has recently emerged, in this thesis referred to as neo-Whorfian, that empirically investigates thought and language from a cross-linguistic perspective and claims that the grammar or lexicon of a particular language influences the speakers’ non-linguistic thought. READ MORE

  5. 5. Writing with an Attitude : Appraisal and student texts in the school subject of Swedish

    Author : Jenny W. Folkeryd; Caroline Liberg; Åke Viberg; Fröydis Herzberg; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Linguistics; text linguistics; reader text relationship; systemic linguistics; appraisal theory; literacy education; written language; applied linguistics; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : Learning in school is in many respects done through language. However, it has been shown that the language of school assignments is seldom explicitly discussed in school. Writing tasks are furthermore assigned without clear guidelines for how certain lexical choices make one text more powerful than another. READ MORE