Search for dissertations about: "language testing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 92 swedish dissertations containing the words language testing.

  1. 1. Debating Swedish Language Politics and Ideology in Contemporary Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Tommaso M. Milani; Stockholms universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; bilingual education; citizenship; CDA; language debate; language ideology; language legislation; language politics; language testing; social theory; Sweden; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Bilingualism; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen 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

  2. 2. Language testing and citizenship: a language ideological debate in Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Tommaso M. Milani; Stockholms universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; language testing; language ideology; language policy; Swedish; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Bilingualism; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen Tvåspråkighet;

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  3. 3. Constructions of Language Competence Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Assessing Second Language Interactions in Basic Adult Education

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Swedish and Multilingualism, Stockholm University

    Author : Maria Rydell; Catrin Norrby; Gunlög Sundberg; Caroline Kerfoot; Tim McNamara; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; constructions of language competence; language ideologies; migration; language testing and assessment; Swedish as a second language; embodied interaction; lived experience of language; adult education; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages;

    Abstract : The current thesis is concerned with constructions and perceptions of what it means to be ‘a competent language user’ in the context of a language programme in basic Swedish called Swedish for Immigrants (SFI). A particular focus is given to the testing and assessment of oral interaction. READ MORE

  4. 4. Constructions of Language Competence Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Assessing Second Language Interactions in Basic Adult Education

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Swedish and Multilingualism, Stockholm University

    Author : Maria Rydell; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; constructions of language competence; language ideologies; migration; language testing and assessment; Swedish as a second language; embodied interaction; lived experience of language; adult education; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology;

    Abstract : The current thesis is concerned with constructions and perceptions of what it means to be ‘a competent language user’ in the context of a language programme in basic Swedish called Swedish for Immigrants (SFI). A particular focus is given to the testing and assessment of oral interaction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Age differences in first language attrition : A maturational constraints perspective

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Centrum för tvåspråkighetsforskning

    Author : Emanuel Bylund; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Bilingualism; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism; first language attrition; age differences; maturational constraints; critical period; language acquisition; bilingualism; international adoptees; conceptual proficiency; language aptitude;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates age-related differences in first language (L1) attrition in a second language (L2) setting. The thesis is based on four individual studies. READ MORE