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Found 5 swedish dissertations matching the above criteria.

  1. 1. Transitivity in discourse : A comparison of Greek, Polish and Swedish

    Author : Ann Lindvall; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; agentivity; affectedness; aspect; boundedness; cognitive semantics; definiteness; discourse semantics; dynamism; functionalism; givenness; Greek; language typology; lexical semantics; modality; Modern Greek; Polish; transitivity; Swedish; translation; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work assumes that various linguistic forms in different languages are related to common cognitive functions and semantic properties. A cognitive function - presumably universal - is information transmission. READ MORE

  2. 2. Passive voices be-, get- and prepositional passives in recent American English

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of English

    Author : Sarah Schwarz; Uppsala universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; passive voice; get-passive; prepositional passive; corpus linguistics; American English; historical syntax; adversativity; situation type; thematic role; affectedness; prescriptivism; colloquialization; grammaticalization; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : The aim of the thesis is to shed light on the use and development of passive voice in American English. Empirical, corpus methods are employed in order to examine the syntactic, semantic, and stylistic preferences of three English passive constructions across time and genre in American English. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Syntax of Past Participles. A Generative Study of Nonfinite Constructions in Ancient and Modern Italian

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Verner Egerland; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1996]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Absolute Constructions; Word order and Participial Agreement in Italian; Scandinavian; and Romance; Affectedness Constraint; Medieval and Renaissance Italian; Spec head agreement and Case Theory; Antisymmetry; Past Participles; Null Objects; Italian language and literature; Italienska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is double. First, it will be shown that a number of problems of the syntax of ancient, literary Italian lend themselves readily to an analysis in terms of the Theory of Principles and Parameters. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adnominal Possession and Ditransitives

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Mikko Kupula; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Modern Greek; minimalism; adnominal possession; ditransitive constructions; possessor raising; applicative constructions; phase extension; event variable; dative; locative; clitics; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Classical philology Modern Greek language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Klassiska språk Nygrekiska; nygrekiska; Modern Greek;

    Abstract : This dissertation presents the findings of an investigation of adnominal possession and ditransitives on the basis of data from Modern Greek. The general thesis of the dissertation is that possessive DPs constitute nominal counterparts to ditransitive constructions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Between Communication and Community : EU Constitution Making, a European Public Sphere and the (Un-)Likelihood of Transnational Debate

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Maximilian Conrad; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; postnational democracy; framing; European public sphere; daily newspapers; constitutional patriotism; transnational debate; deliberation; Habermas; transnational engagement; permeability;

    Abstract : What kind of public sphere is possible in the European Union? Against the backdrop of debates on the transformation of democracy beyond the nation-state, this study explores daily newspapers’ role in providing forums for transnational debate in the presumed absence of an overarching European collective identity. It uses empirical means to reconsider the question of the supposed co-constitutiveness of the public sphere and political community. READ MORE