Search for dissertations about: "alternation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 42 swedish dissertations containing the word alternation.

  1. 1. The Conceptual Structure of Object Control and Exceptional Case Marking in English

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Engelska institutionen

    Author : Henric Hertzman; Stockholms universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; object control; exceptional case marking; conceptual structure; force dynamics; attitude predicates; event types; alternation; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket;

    Abstract : Within the framework of Jackendoff’s conceptual semantics, this study investigates the semantic properties that govern the distribution of object control (such as John persuaded Mary to help Sally) and exceptional case marking (such as John wanted Mary to help Sally) in English. In contrast to Jackendoff’s approach to control, one central idea here is that the to-infinitive complements under discussion should receive a uniform semantic analysis, and thus that control behaviour cannot be explained in terms of semantic argument type of the complement clause. READ MORE

  2. 2. The transience of American Swedish

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Staffan Klintborg; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; transfer; pragmatic markers; nonce-borrowing; markedness; language loss; language death; language attrition; language alternation; divergence; convergence; continuum; contact linguistics; codeswitching; avoidance; American Swedish; automaticity; triggering; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns two languages in contact: English and Swedish. It is based on interviews with Swedes who came to North America with the last major wave of emigration. READ MORE

  3. 3. Group Planning among L2 Learners of Italian: A Conversation Analytic Perspective

    University dissertation from Urbana-Champaign : IDEALS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Author : Silvia Kunitz; Numa Markee; Andrea Golato; Makoto Hayashi; Diane Musumeci; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conversation analysis; planning; second language studies; group work; language alternation; språkdidaktik; Language Education;

    Abstract : In line with the call for a process-oriented and ecologically sound approach to planning in SLA (Ellis, 2005), and with the behavioral approach adopted in other fields (Murphy, 2004, 2005; Suchman, 1987, 2007), the present work applies Conversation Analysis to the study of group planning. The participants are four groups of adult learners of Italian as a foreign language, engaged in the preparation of a classroom presentation in their L2. READ MORE

  4. 4. (De)composing the middle : A minimalist approach to middles in English and Swedish

    University dissertation from Urbana-Champaign : IDEALS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Author : Eva Klingvall; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; passive; argument structure; past participle; Distributed Morphology; root; agentivity; middle; genericity; disposition ascription; modification; grammatical features; verbal alternation;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with a particular type of generic sentence that is referred to as the ‘middle construction’ in the literature. The aim of the thesis is to offer a theoretical account of middles couched within the non-lexicalist framework of Distributed Morphology (see Halle & Marantz 1993 and subsequent work), and, more generally, within the Minimalist Program (see e. READ MORE

  5. 5. English Hemspråk Language in Interaction in English Mother Tongue Instruction in Sweden

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Kirsten Stoewer; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Mother tongue instruction; English as a heritage language; conversation analysis; classroom interaction; bilingual interaction; vocabulary teaching; language alternation; Modersmålsundervisning; engelska som modersmål; samtalsanalys; klassrumsinteraktion; tvåspråkig interaktion; ordförråd i undervisning; kodväxling;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates teacher-student interaction in English mother tongue instruction (MTI), offered within mainstream education to English heritage language students in Sweden. In particular, it examines the type of language work that was in focus during the lessons and the ways teacher and students engaged in the language work in situ. READ MORE