Search for dissertations about: "animacy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the word animacy.

  1. 1. Argument Differentiation. Soft constraints and data-driven models

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Lilja Øvrelid; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; syntactic arguments; parsing; lexical acquisition; animacy; Scandinavian syntax; soft constraints; data-driven models; machine learning;

    Abstract : The ability to distinguish between different types of arguments is central to syntactic analysis, whether studied from a theoretical or computational point of view. This thesis investigates the influence and interaction of linguistic properties of syntactic arguments in argument differentiation. READ MORE

  2. 2. A corpus-based contrastive study of the passive and related constructions in English and Swedish

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Anna-Lena Fredriksson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; passive construction; active; middle; intransitive; contrastive study; cross-linguistic study; corpus-based; parallel corpus; translation; Swedish; English; network; transitivity; animacy; agent; patient; fiction; non-fiction; theme-rheme;

    Abstract : The present study investigates the passive and related constructions in English and Swedish. It is a bi-directional study that uses empirical fiction and non-fiction material in the form of original texts and their translations from the English-Swedish Parallel Corpus. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Ndengeleko Language of Tanzania

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Eva-Marie Ström; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ndengeleko; Bantu; Tanzania; Rufiji; phonology; morphology; morpho-phonology; endangered languages; grammar; linguistic description; spirantisation; animacy; conjoint; disjoint;

    Abstract : This dissertation describes the Ndengeleko language of Tanzania, in particular the phonology and morphology in the noun and verb phrase. This Bantu language, spoken by approximately 72,000 people, has not been the subject of any previous linguistic study. READ MORE

  4. 4. Social causality in motion Visual bias and categorization of social interactions during the observation of chasing in infancy

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Martyna A. Galazka; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; social causality; motion; animacy perception; chasing goal-directed motion; heat-seeking; EEG; P400; Nc; spatial proximity; non-contact causality; functional specialization; specialized perception; evolution; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : Since the seminal work of Fritz Heider and Marienne Simmel (1944) the study of animacy perception, or the perception and attribution of life from the motion of simple geometrical shapes has intrigued researchers. The intrigue for psychologists and vision scientists then and today centered on the stark disconnect between the simplicity of the visual input and the universal richness of the resulting percept. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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