Search for dissertations about: "Tomas Riad"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words Tomas Riad.

  1. 1. Structures in Germanic Prosody : A diachronic study with special reference to the Nordic languages

    Author : Tomas Riad; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES;

    Abstract : This study provides a reconstruction of the development of the Germanic stress and syllabification system (as reflected in Gothic and Proto-Nordic) up to the completion of the quantity shift in Late Old Swedish. By means of current prosodic theory it is established that a domain of two moras wordinitially is present at all stages of development, in Gothic, Old English and Proto-Nordic as well as in Modem Swedish. READ MORE

  2. 2. Adverbs : A typological study of a disputed category

    Author : Pernilla Hallonsten Halling; Bernhard Wälchli; Tomas Riad; Martin Haspelmath; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; adverbs; adjectives; parts of speech; prototypes; categorization; modification; constructions; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The notion adverb is often treated as encompassing leftover items in a class that shows little consistency both within and ​across languages. Adverbs are less frequent than other parts of speech cross-linguistically, they seldom inflect, and they are rarely used as a source for derivation to other categories. READ MORE

  3. 3. 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

  4. 4. The Intonational Phonology of Stockholm Swedish

    Author : Sara Myrberg; Tomas Riad; Cecilia Falk; Elisabeth Selkirk; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Stockholm Swedish; intonation; phonology; boundary tones; focal accent; prosodic hierarchy; syntax–prosody interface; recursion; Scandinavian languages; Nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages; nordiska språk;

    Abstract : This thesis develops the phonological model for the Stockholm Swedish intonation system. Though previous research provides a general model of this system, many phonological aspects of it have remained understudied. READ MORE