Search for dissertations about: "foregrounding"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the word foregrounding.

  1. 1. Accountability and the making of knowledge statements : a study of academic discourse

    Author : Hans Malmström; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; academic discourse; metapragmatics; verbs; social knowledge; higher-level metadiscourse; knowledge statement; metadiscourse; accountability; discourse voice; communication; citation; backgrounding; foregrounding;

    Abstract : This study investigates the manifestation of speaker accountability in connection with knowledge statements in two different kinds of academic discourse. The study focuses on knowledge statements which feature a set of knowledge stating verbs, namely argue, claim, suggest, propose, maintain, assume and believe. READ MORE

  2. 2. Laboring Through Uncertainty : an ethnography of the Chinese state, labor NGOs, and development

    Author : Darcy Pan; Johan Lindquist; Anette Nyqvist; Stephan Feuchtwang; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; uncertainty; intimacy; complicity; mingan; secrecy; state; NGO; socialantropologi; Social Anthropology;

    Abstract : This study sets out to understand how international development projects supporting labor activism work in contemporary China. It focuses on the lived experiences of and relationships among a group of grassroots⁠ labor NGOs in the province of Guangdong, South China; intermediary NGOs in Hong Kong; and Western funding agencies that try to bring about social change in postsocialist China where the political climate is still highly restrictive and the limits of the state’s tolerance for activism are ambiguous and uncertain. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stories of Pasts and Futures in Planning

    Author : Luciane Aguiar Borges; Hans Westlund; Åsa Svenfelt; Feras Hammami; Erik Westholm; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Stories; Pasts; Futures; Planning; Power; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : Societies are constantly changing, facing new challenges and possibilities generated by innovative technologies, sociospatial re-structuring and mobilities. This research approaches these challenges by exploring the role that stories about pasts, presents and futures play in planning. READ MORE

  4. 4. Language policy from below : Bilingual education and heterogeneity in post-apartheid South Africa

    Author : Peter Plüddemann; Christopher Stroud; Nancy Hornberger; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; bilingual education; mother tongue; language policy from below; heterogeneity; multilingualism; language ideology; South Africa; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : The present thesis on bilingual education, with its foci on linguistic heterogeneity and language policy 'from below', covers the first 15 years in the officially multilingual new South Africa. The post-apartheid era has seen South Africa's pro-multilingual Constitution and the language-in-education policy for schools being sidelined in favour of an English-oriented mindset. READ MORE

  5. 5. Approaching Mathematical Discourse : Two analytical frameworks and their relation to problem solving interactions

    Author : Andreas Ryve; Kimmo Eriksson; Inger Wistedt; Anna Sfard; Mälardalens högskola; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Didactics of Mathematics; Mathematics Education; Analytical approaches; Communication; Concept maps; Contextualization; Discourse; Engineering students; Higher Education; Intentional analysis; Methodological framworks; Problem solving; Prospective teachers; Student teachers; Teacher education; Theoretical frameworks; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK; Matematik tillämpad matematik;

    Abstract : The driving force of conducting the two studies presented in this thesis is to examine ways that conceptual understanding and problem solving could be part of mathematics teaching, and through that, part of students' mathematical knowledge. The specific aims of the thesis are: 1) to characterize the classroom discourse of two, apparently similar, problem solving courses in teacher education and 2) to discuss the possibilities of developing two analytical approaches - the communicational approach to cognition and the dialogical approach - used for studying mathematical discourse. READ MORE