Search for dissertations about: "grammatical aspect"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words grammatical aspect.

  1. 1. Second Language Acquisition of Mandarin Aspect Markers by Native Swedish Adults

    Author : Luying Wang; Åke Viberg; Gisela Håkanson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Second language acquisition; Mandarin; Swedish; aspect-tense morphology; aspect marker; grammatical aspect; lexical aspect; acquisition order; the Aspect Hypothesis; the Distributional Bias Hypothesis; the Prototype Model;

    Abstract : This experimental study investigates the second language acquisition of the four Mandarin aspect markers -le, -guo, -zhe, and zai- by native Swedish university students enrolled in Chinese language courses in Sweden. The main points of inquiry are acquisition order, the Aspect Hypothesis, the Distributional Bias Hypothesis, and the Prototype Model. READ MORE

  2. 2. Aspects of the Grammar and Lexicon of Sεlεε

    Author : Yvonne Agbetsoamedo; Östen Dahl; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Felix Ameka; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Sεlεε; Santrokofi; GTM; grammatical description; noun class; negation; tense; aspect; diminutive; temperature evaluations; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis is a description of some aspects of the grammar of Sɛlɛɛ, a Ghana-Togo-Mountain (GTM) language, based on my own fieldwork. The thesis consists of an introduction and five papers.Paper (I), Noun classes in Sεlεε, describes the noun class system of Sɛlɛɛ. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aspect, tense and mood : Context dependency and the marker LE in Mandarin Chinese

    Author : Marita Ljungqvist; Kinesiska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Chinese; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; Kinesiska och språk och litteratur från Syd- och Sydostasien; pragmatics; marker; semantics; temporality; Relevance Theory; tense; mood; Mandarin Chinese; aspect;

    Abstract : The grammatical marker LE in Mandarin Chinese can occur in two syntactic positions, either immediately following the verb or at the end of a sentence. Traditionally, it has been described as two homophonous but syntactically distinct morphemes, verbal LE and sentence-final LE. READ MORE

  4. 4. Transitivity in discourse : A comparison of Greek, Polish and Swedish

    Author : Ann Lindvall; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; agentivity; affectedness; aspect; boundedness; cognitive semantics; definiteness; discourse semantics; dynamism; functionalism; givenness; Greek; language typology; lexical semantics; modality; Modern Greek; Polish; transitivity; Swedish; translation; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work assumes that various linguistic forms in different languages are related to common cognitive functions and semantic properties. A cognitive function - presumably universal - is information transmission. READ MORE

  5. 5. Finite verbs in Ngarla (Pama-Nyungan, Ngayarta)

    Author : Torbjörn Westerlund; Anju Saxena; Åke Viberg; Alan Dench; William McGregor; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ngarla; Pama-Nyungan; Ngayarta; Aboriginal Australians; grammar; verb; morphology; syntax; tense; aspect; mood; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This thesis provides a description of finite verbs in the moribund Australian language Ngarla (Pama-Nyungan, Ngayarta). Ngarla has previously been spoken in the Pilbara region of northwestern Western Australia, and all the linguistic material used in the thesis has the late Ngarla elder Alexander (Nyapiri) Brown as its source. READ MORE