Search for dissertations about: "linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 723 swedish dissertations containing the word linguistics.

  1. 1. Triangulating Perspectives on Lexical Replacement From Predictive Statistical Models to Descriptive Color Linguistics

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Susanne Vejdemo; Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm; Bernhard Wälchli; Majid Asifa; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; semantics; lexical typology; semantic typology; historical linguistics; historical semantics; lexical replacement; lexical change; rate of lexical replacement; color; regression models; Swedish; English; German; Danish; Norwegian; Icelandic; method triangulation; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to investigate lexical replacement processes from several complementary perspectives. It does so through three studies, each with a different scope and time depth. READ MORE

  2. 2. The history of the concept of grammaticalisation

    University dissertation from Sheffield : University of Sheffield

    Author : Therese Lindström; [2004]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; grammaticalisation; unidirectionaty; lexicalisation; history of linguistics; historical linguistics; grammatikalisering; unidirectionality; lexikalisering; lingvistikens historia; historisk lingvistik; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Linguistic subjects Linguistics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Lingvistikämnen Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : The present thesis discusses the history and meaning of the term and concept called grammaticalisation. Linguists usually ascribe the coinage of the term grammaticalisation to Antoine Meillet (1866-1936), who allegedly played a vital role in the history of grammaticalisation. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Sheffield : University of Sheffield

    Author : Christer Johansson; [1997]
    Keywords : 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

  4. 4. Writing with an Attitude Appraisal and student texts in the school subject of Swedish

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jenny W. Folkeryd; Uppsala universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : Linguistics; text linguistics; reader text relationship; systemic linguistics; appraisal theory; literacy education; written language; applied linguistics; Lingvistik; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : Learning in school is in many respects done through language. However, it has been shown that the language of school assignments is seldom explicitly discussed in school. Writing tasks are furthermore assigned without clear guidelines for how certain lexical choices make one text more powerful than another. READ MORE

  5. 5. Engagement in Medical Research Discourse: A Multisemiotic Discourse-Semantic Study of Dialogic Positioning

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Daniel Lees Fryer; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2019]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; engagement; medical research discourse; social semiotics; systemic functional linguistics; dialogic theory; linguistics; semiosis; multisemiosis; multimodality; intersemiosis; intermodality; corpus linguistics; genre; disciplinarity; ideology;

    Abstract : This study investigates how medical researchers engage with a background of prior and anticipated utterances in a collection of highly cited English-language medical research articles. Taking a multisemiotic, systemic-functional approach, I examine the verbal, visual, and mathematical resources used by medical research writers to construe, engage with, and position themselves in relation to a dialogic background of different voices, positions, and propositions. READ MORE