Search for dissertations about: "meaning extension"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words meaning extension.

  1. 1. Technology, Language and Thought : Extensions of Meaning in the English Lexicon

    Author : Marlene Johansson Falck; Ulf Magnusson; Dirk Geeraerts; Marlene Johansson Falck; Institutionen för språk och kultur Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; cognitive linguistics; cognitive tools; language; English; sense development; meaning extension; thought; metaphors; metonymies; scaffoldings; entrenchment; technology; electricity; steam engines; motor vehicles; roads; ways; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; English; engelska; Engelska med didaktiskt inriktning; English; Specialization in Didactics;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the relationship between technological innovation and the development of language and thought is analysed. For this purpose, three different fields of technology are investigated: 1) the steam engine, 2) electricity, and 3) motor vehicles, roads and ways. READ MORE

  2. 2. Interpretive Functions of Adjectives in English : A Cognitive Approach

    Author : Helena Frännhag; Carita Paradis; Kristin Davidse; Lund University Centre for Languages and literature; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; adjective; meaning; meaning creation; interpretation; formal interpretive function; semantic interpretive function; kind identification; element identification; identity provision; stipulation; specification; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; Lingvistik; Linguistics; Engelsk språkvetenskap; English;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a theoretical discussion of meaning creation in general, and interpretive functions of English adjectives in particular. The discussion rests on a dynamic view of meaning and interpretation, according to which there are no fixed linguistics meanings – not even for single lexemes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Negotiating normality and deviation : father's violence against mother from children's perspectives

    Author : Åsa Källström Cater; Lars Oscarsson; Bengt Börjeson; Hannele Forsberg; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social service; children; children s perspectives; family relations; violence; family violence; meaning; fatherhood; childhood; Socialt arbete; Social work; Socialt arbete; Social Work; Socialt arbete;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to contribute to understanding of how children try to understand and interpret their own father and his (possibly) violent actions against their mother in relation to their general conceptualizations concerning fathers and violence. A general social psychological and interactionist approach is related to the children’s selves as the organizing and experiencing structures, the family as the arena for experiences and communicative interaction, and society as a structure of norms and general ideas. READ MORE

  4. 4. Interpretive Functions of Adjectives in English – A Cognitive Approach

    Author : Helena Frännhag; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; specification; stipulation; adjective; noun; meaning creation; cognitive semantics; interpretation; formal interpretive function; semantic interpretive function; kind identification; identity provision; element identification;

    Abstract : This thesis presents a theoretical discussion of meaning creation in general, and interpretive functions of English adjectives in particular. The discussion rests on a dynamic view of meaning and interpretation, according to which there are no fixed linguistics meanings – not even for single lexemes. READ MORE

  5. 5. Frame dynamics and stakeholders in risk governance

    Author : Beatrice Bengtsson; Research Policy Institute (RPI); []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; GMOs; framing; EU; stakeholders; expertise; governance rationalities; policy; feed; boundary framing; frame extension; intertextuality; food chain; participation; EFSA; DG SANCO; risk assessment; risk management; threshold; risks.;

    Abstract : The EU governance of food safety and GM food and feed has gone through significant changes since the BSE crisis and food scares during the 1990s. This work focuses on one particular new feature; the role of stakeholders representing the food chain: biotech associations, farmer organizations, food and feed processors, consumer organizations and environmental NGOs. READ MORE