Search for dissertations about: "language management"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 161 swedish dissertations containing the words language management.

  1. 1. Family Language Policies and Immigrant Language Maintenance : Lithuanian in Sweden

    Author : Frederik H. Bissinger; Peteris Vanags; Anneli Sarhimaa; Katharina M. Ruuska; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; family language policy; language maintenance; language practices; language management; language ideologies; harmonious bilingual development; sociolinguistics; ethnography; Lithuanian; Sweden; baltiska språk; Baltic Languages;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates family language policies of Lithuanian families in Sweden and strives to shed some light on the maintenance of Lithuanian as a heritage language. The aims of the study are to understand how Lithuanian families in Sweden construct, negotiate and implement their family language policies, and to identify challenges regarding the maintenance of Lithuanian which Lithuanian families in Sweden encounter. READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Debating Swedish : Language Politics and Ideology in Contemporary Sweden

    Author : Tommaso M. Milani; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Sally Johnson; Adrian Blackledge; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; bilingual education; citizenship; CDA; language debate; language ideology; language legislation; language politics; language testing; social theory; Sweden; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with three language debates that reached their most crucial peaks in Sweden at the beginning of the twenty-first century: (i) the debate on the promotion of the Swedish language, (ii) the debate on language testing for citizenship, and (iii) the debate on mother tongue instruction. The main scope of the thesis is to take a theoretically multi-pronged approach to these debates trying to shed light on the following aspects: Why did such debates emerge when they did? Which discourses were available in those specific historical moments? Who are the social actors that intervened in these debates? What is at stake for them? What do they claim? What systems of values, ideas and beliefs – i. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Pleasure of Management Ideas: The Discursive Formation on Kaizen

    Author : Alexander Styhre; Företagsekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; pleasure.; power; postmodernism; language speech; discourse analysis; management ideas; continuous improvements; manufacturing; kaizen; Management of enterprises; Företagsledning; management;

    Abstract : The administration and management of organizations and companies is based upon the belief in the rationality of certain ideas Ð here referred to as management ideas Ð that is, the belief in these ideas1 ability to solve problems and provide opportunities for betterment. The talk of and writings on management ideas (lexis) constitute discursive formations that precede and shapes practices (praxis), i. READ MORE

  5. 5. Creating New Attention in Management Control

    Author : Erik Bjurström; Jan Lindvall; Cecilia Lindholm; Hanno Roberts; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Business studies; Attention; Attention-directing; Attention-based view of the firm; Framing; Sensemaking; Practice; Practice theory; Knowledge Management; Management Control; Management Accounting; Performance Measurement; Performance Management; Non-financial; Human Resources; Intangible Assets; Employee Health; Företagsekonomi; Business Studies; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The need to focus and economize on scarce attention is increasingly being acknowledged within management accounting and control literature. The aim of this study is to investigate how practitioners go about creating new concepts and measurements to induce attention towards new issues and as-pects of strategic importance for the organization. READ MORE