Search for dissertations about: "language loss"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 swedish dissertations containing the words language loss.

  1. 1. The transience of American Swedish

    Author : Staffan Klintborg; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; transfer; pragmatic markers; nonce-borrowing; markedness; language loss; language death; language attrition; language alternation; divergence; convergence; continuum; contact linguistics; codeswitching; avoidance; American Swedish; automaticity; triggering; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns two languages in contact: English and Swedish. It is based on interviews with Swedes who came to North America with the last major wave of emigration. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mutual implications: otherness in theory and John Berryman's poetry of loss

    Author : Elias Schwieler; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; absence; anasemia; commentary; death; departure; dialogue; figural; literal; literature; loss; mutual implications; nostalgia; origin; otherness; perspective; philosophy; poetry; presence; subversive; theory; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; engelska; English;

    Abstract : This thesis examines John Berryman’s poetry of loss together with four different theoretical perspectives. It is the purpose of the study to involve Berryman’s poetry and critical theory in a dialogue which attempts to break down the hierarchy that positions theory as the subject and literature or poetry as the object of study. READ MORE

  3. 3. Growing up in a bilingual Quichua Community : Play, language and socializing practices

    Author : Camilla Rindstedt; Karin Aronsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : Quichua culture; sibling caretaking; language socialization; children s play; bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis is a study of sibling play and language sociaIization. The concept of language socialization is defined as socialization through language as well as socialization to use language (Schieffelin and Ochs 1986). READ MORE

  4. 4. Brain anatomical correlates of perceptual phonological proficiency and language learning aptitude

    Author : Mikael Novén; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Prosody; word accent; MRI; language learning aptitude; cortical morphometry; diffusion kurtosis imaging;

    Abstract : The present dissertation concerns how brain tissue properties reflect proficiency in two aspects of language use: the ability to use tonal cues on word stems to predict how words will end and the aptitude for learning foreign languages. While it is known that people differ in their language abilities and that damage to brain tissue cause loss of cognitive functions, it is largely unknown if differences in language proficiencies correlate with differences in brain structure. READ MORE

  5. 5. Languages and Linguistic Exchanges in Swedish Academia : Practices, Processes, and Globalizing Markets

    Author : Linus Salö; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Christopher Stroud; Monica Heller; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English in Sweden; language planning and policy; epistemic reflexivity; language ideology; entextualization; Bourdieu; habitus; field; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : Based on four separate studies, this thesis deals with Swedish academia and its dwellers, with an eye toward accounting for matters of languages and linguistic exchanges. The perspectives and thinking-tools of Pierre Bourdieu form the basis of the main leitmotif, albeit extended with insights from linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics. READ MORE