Search for dissertations about: "linguistics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 717 swedish dissertations containing the word linguistics.

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

    Author : Christer Johansson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [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

  2. 2. Gesture as a Communication Strategy in Second Language Discourse : A Study of Learners of French and Swedish

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Marianne Gullberg; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; second language acquisition; communication strategies; applied linguistics; gestures; Lingvistik; Linguistics; French; Swedish;

    Abstract : Gesture is always mentioned in descriptions of compensatory behaviour in second language discourse, yet it has never been adequately integrated into any theory of Communication Strategies (CSs). This study suggests a method for achieving such an integration. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Sango Language and Its Lexicon (Sêndâ-yângâ tî Sängö)

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Christina Thornell; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Linguistics; lexical semantics; lexicology; language planning; language contact; functional linguistics; language typology; Ubangi language; pidgin creole; Sango; Central African Republic; Lingvistik; lingua franca; extended pidgin kreolsprÄk; basic verbs;

    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. The Physical Foundation of the Patterning of Physical Action Verbs : A Study of Chinese Verbs

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Hong Gao; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Languages and literatures of South and South-East Asia; verbal semantics; trajector; semantic representation; pyscholingistics; polysemy; physical reality; physical foundation; physical action verbs; observability; motion; lexicalization patterning; landmark; intentionality; innateness; physical contact; force-dynamics; combinability; conflation; cognitive semantics; active zone; affectability; Chinese; Kinesiska och sprÄk och litteratur frÄn Syd- och Sydostasien; Linguistics; Lingvistik; Grammar; semantics; semiotics; syntax; Grammatik; semantik; semiotik;

    Abstract : This work is a study of verbal semantics with a focus on the discussion and illustration of the role of body parts and the semantic incorporation into verbal roots of the actions that involve various body parts. Following a general discussion of the basic issues of language construction and human body actions with the image schemas of force-dynamics presented in line with the framework of cognitive semantics, it is argued that the event structures of physical action verbs are not arbitrarily constructed but rather the constructions are built through systematic cognitive processes in relation to both human physical reality and concrete reality in the world. READ MORE

  5. 5. Phonetic Imitation, Accent, and the Learner

    University dissertation from Linguistics and Phonetics

    Author : Duncan Markham; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; sociolinguistics; talent; language acquisition; phonetics; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : This work is concerned with the acquisition of the phonetic characteristics of languages and dialects, and with the issue of learner talent or individual achievement in learning second languages. Following a survey of the literature on language learning limits, it is argued that the concentration on group trends in most of the existing literature, whilst convenient, serves more to obscure the reasons for the difficulties experienced by most non-child language learners than to explain them. READ MORE