Search for dissertations about: "figurative"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the word figurative.

  1. 1. Idioms Unlimited. A study of non-canonical forms of English verbal idioms in the British National Corpus

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Elisabeth Gustawsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; idiom; corpus; transparency; isomorphicity; modification; derivation; permutation; non-canonical; figurative;

    Abstract : The study is a corpus-based investigation of the semantic, lexical, and grammatical flexibility of English verbal idioms, focusing on qualitative analyses of examples of current British English usage. 300 verbal idioms - i.e. idioms that consist of a verb and a complement, e. READ MORE

  2. 2. Out of Minimalism

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Malin Hedlin Hayden; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Art history; 1. Title. 2. Sculpture - twentieth century; notion of sculpture; aesthetics; figurative; abstract; applied minimalism. 3. Corporeal viewer. 4. Interpretation.; Konstvetenskap; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Aesthetic subjects Art; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Estetiska ämnen Konstvetenskap;

    Abstract : The dissertation involves a threefold investigation of sculpture. Firstly, the interpretations are focused on particular artworks by three British sculptors: Antony Gormley (b. 1950), Anish Kapoor (b. 1954), and Rachel Whiteread (b. READ MORE

  3. 3. Minding metaphors : using figurative language in learning to represent

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Niklas Pramling; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

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  4. 4. English Colour Terms in Context

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Anders Steinvall; Umeå universitet.; [2002]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; basic colour terms; elaborate colour terms; cognitive linguistics; metonymy; domain; context; markedness; figurative meaning; type modification; classifying function; vantage; reference point; attribute; entrenchment; radial category; corpus; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; engelska; English;

    Abstract : This thesis examines usage of English colour terms in context, based on an extensive computerised text corpus, the Bank of English. It describes the ways in which English colour terms may be used to refer to nuances outside their normal area of designation and to attributes outside the colour domain. READ MORE

  5. 5. Mathematical Reasoning : In physics and real-life context

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg

    Author : Helena Johansson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Creative mathematical reasoning; Descriptive statistics; Differential item functioning; Figurative context; Imitative reasoning; Mathematical Reasoning Requirements; Mathematics tasks; National tests; Physics tasks; Real-life context; T-test; Upper secondary school;

    Abstract : This thesis is a compilation of four papers in which mathematical reasoning is examined in various contexts, in which mathematics is an integral part. It is known from previous studies that a focus on rote learning and procedural mathematical reasoning hamper students’ learning of mathematics. READ MORE