Search for dissertations about: "comparative linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words comparative linguistics.

  1. 1. Language and Literacy : Some fundamental issues in research on reading and writing

    University dissertation from Department of Linguistics and Phonetics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

    Author : Per Henning Uppstad; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Specialdidaktik; Research methodology in science; Forskningsmetodik; phoneme; Special didactics; Tillämpad och experimentell psykologi; Applied and experimental psychology; språktypologi; typology; Jämförande lingvistik; Comparative linguistics; sociolingvistik; Tillämpad lingvistik; undervisning i främmande språk; literacy; phonology; dyslexia; writing; written language; foreign languages teaching; Applied linguistics; fonologi; Fonetik; Phonetics; Språk- och litteraturvetenskap; Philology and literature; Filosofi; Philosophy; Språkinlärning; Language learning; reading; sociolinguistics;

    Abstract : Mainstream research on reading and writing is based on the assumption, common in modern linguistics, that spoken language is primary to written language in most important respects. Unfortunately, the conceptual framework for the study of language and 'literacy' (encompassing both reading and writing skills) is built around this assumption. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Physical Foundation of the Patterning of Physical Action Verbs : A Study of Chinese Verbs

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Hong Gao; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; verbal semantics; trajector; semantic representation; pyscholingistics; polysemy; physical reality; physical foundation; physical action verbs; observability; motion; lexicalization patterning; landmark; intentionality; innateness; physical contact; force-dynamics; combinability; conflation; cognitive semantics; active zone; affectability; Chinese; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : This work is a study of verbal semantics with a focus on the discussion and illustration of the role of body parts and the semantic incorporation into verbal roots of the actions that involve various body parts. Following a general discussion of the basic issues of language construction and human body actions with the image schemas of force-dynamics presented in line with the framework of cognitive semantics, it is argued that the event structures of physical action verbs are not arbitrarily constructed but rather the constructions are built through systematic cognitive processes in relation to both human physical reality and concrete reality in the world. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rhythm and Intonation in Halh Mongolian

    University dissertation from Studentlitteratur AB

    Author : Anastasia Karlsson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Jämförande lingvistik; typology; Comparative linguistics; rhythm; prosodi; syllabification; Mongolian; Linguistics; Allmän språkvetenskap Lingvistik; Phonetics; phonology; fonologi; Fonetik; språktypologi; Finno-Ugrian and Altaic languages; Finsk-ugriska och altaiska språk;

    Abstract : This dissertation provides the first comprehensive account of the prosody of Halh (Khalkha) Mongolian as spoken in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of the Republic of Mongolia. The phonological description is based on acoustic analysis of speech data collected from nine Mongolian-speakers. READ MORE

  4. 4. Sociolinguistic, comparative and historical perspectives on Scandinavian gender: With focus on Jamtlandic

    University dissertation from Media-Tryck, Lund University, Sweden

    Author : Briana Van Epps; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2019-06-14]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; grammatical gender; Jamtlandic; Swedish dialects; dialectology; dialect loss; language variation and change; gender assignment; Scandinavian; gender variability; diachrony; Old Norse; Old Swedish; Swedish; Norwegian; Elfdalian;

    Abstract : The present thesis investigates gender assignment in Jamtlandic from a sociolinguistic and historical/comparative perspective. Jamtlandic is a language variety spoken in northwestern Sweden in the province of Jämtland. It maintains a three-gender system, in contrast to Standard Swedish, which has a two-gender system. READ MORE

  5. 5. A Comparative Grammar of Latin and the Sabellian Languages : The System of Case Syntax

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Department of Linguistics and Philology

    Author : Karin Tikkanen; Uppsala universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Classical philology Latin language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Klassiska språk Latin; latin; Latin; Latin; Sabellian languages; Oscan; Umbrian; Proto-Italic; case syntax; comparative linguistics; historical linguistics; Sprachbund; Stammbaum; Sabellian; oskiska; umbriska; veneriska; kasus;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a comparative grammar of the case syntax of Latin and the Sabellian languages. The Sabellian languages were a group of Indo-European languages on the Italian peninsula, attested in inscriptions approx. 650 – 50 BCE. READ MORE