Search for dissertations about: "language change"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 211 swedish dissertations containing the words language change.

  1. 1. Support, resistance and pragmatism : An examination of motivation in language policy in Kharkiv, Ukraine

    Author : Margrethe B. Søvik; Irina Sandomirskaja; Per-Arne Bodin; Lara Ryazanova Clarke; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; language policy; language beliefs; language practices; language management; language conflict; motivation; language attitudes; combining methods; nation-building; linguistic rights; Ukraine; Slavic languages; Slaviska språk; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : The Ukrainian society has gone through vast changes since independence in 1991 and in this thesis some of these social changes are discussed through the prism of language policy. The main topic of the study is language policy (conceptualised as language practices, language beliefs, and language management) in the eastern Ukrainian city Kharkiv. READ MORE

  2. 2. A View from Language : Growth of language in individuals and populations

    Author : Christer Johansson; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Scandinavia; psycho-linguistics; past tense; linguistic ecology; language variation; language change; language acquisition; evolution; epidemics; emergence; diffusion; connectionism; area linguistics; case; simulation; synthesis.; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : The main question that this book tries to find answers to is what it is that makes language learnable. Language is one of the most complex human activities, but nearly 100% of humanity have learned a language in childhood. One answer could be that it is something in our brain that makes us learn language better than most other activities. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Sango Language and Its Lexicon (Snd-yng t Sng)

    Author : Christina Thornell; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Linguistics; lexical semantics; lexicology; language planning; language contact; functional linguistics; language typology; Ubangi language; pidgin creole; Sango; Central African Republic; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This doctoral dissertation is an overview of the recently arisen Sango language spoken in the Central African Republic. The overview contains a sociolinguistic and linguistic dimension with a lexical-semantic focus. READ MORE

  4. 4. Language contact and structural change : An Old Finnish case study

    Author : Merlijn De Smit; Erling Wande; Kaisa Häkkinen; Raimo Anttila; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Finnish; historical linguistics; language contact; Whitehead; Finnish language; Finska språket;

    Abstract : The object of this study is to shed new light on both the influence exerted on Finnish by the Swedish language, and on the mechanisms by which language contact in structural domains takes place. It is argued that syntactic borrowing should be regarded as a subtype of reanalysis and extension rather than as an independent mechanism. READ MORE

  5. 5. Language change vs. stability in conservative language communities. A case study of Icelandic

    Author : Finnur Friðriksson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : language stability; attitudes to language; linguistic nationalism; language planning; social networks; Icelandic; ?dative sickness?; case inflections; ?new passive?; ?am-to-frenzy?;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a study in language stability. Icelandic, which is regarded by many as a prime example of a stable language, is chosen as a vehicle for an examination of this field. READ MORE