Search for dissertations about: "Swedish as a second language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 137 swedish dissertations containing the words Swedish as a second language.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Swedish as multiparty work : Tailoring talk in a second language classroom

    Author : Anna Åhlund; Karin Aronsson; Rickard Jonsson; Numa Markee; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SSL education; language socialization; conversation analysis; identity work; participation; participation frameworks; classroom community; performance; verbal improvisations; alignment; repair work; multiparty talk; peer corrections; tailoring talk; Child and Youth Science; barn- och ungdomsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines classroom conversations involving refugee and immigrant youth in a second language (L2) introduction program, exploring how L2 Swedish emerges as a multiparty accomplishment by both the teacher and the students. Drawing on forty hours of video-recorded Swedish L2 classroom conversations, as well as on observations and informal interviews, it focuses on talk as a form of social action. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. The dynamics of second language learning : a longitudinal and qualitative study of an adult's learning of Swedish

    Author : Nils Granberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; second language learning; second language acquisition; individual differences; attitude; motivation; learning strategies; communication strategies; identity; liminality; case study; Grounded Theory; hermeneutic; qualitative; holistic; longitudinal; Swedish;

    Abstract : An often discussed issue in the field of second language learning is the influence and importance of individual differences, IDs, such as motivation, personality, previous learning experiences and learning strategies. It has been claimed that IDs form a complex system in the learner, but little consensus has been reached as regards definitions of constructs or their relative importance. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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