Search for dissertations about: "newspapers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 78 swedish dissertations containing the word newspapers.

  1. 1. Studies in Corpora and Idioms Getting the cat out of the bag

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of English, Stockholm University

    Author : David Minugh; Stockholms universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Coll corpus; corpora; corpus creation; idioms; idiom variation; idiom-breaking; online newspapers; student newspapers; college newspapers; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : “Idiomatic” expressions, usually called “idioms”, such as a dime a dozen, a busman’s holiday, or to have bats in your belfry are a curious part of any language: they usually have a fixed lexical (why a busman?) and structural composition (only dime and dozen in direct conjunction mean ‘common, ordinary’), can be semantically obscure (why bats?), yet are widely recognized in the speech community, in spite of being so rare that only large corpora can provide us with access to sufficient empirical data on their use.In this compilation thesis, four published studies focusing on idioms in corpora are presented. READ MORE

  2. 2. Stable Media in the Age of Revolutions Depictions of Economic Matters in British and Swedish State Newspapers, 1770–1820

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sarah Linden Pasay; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; economic language; Sweden; Britain; newspapers; public sphere; embeddedness; Enlightenment; modernity; London Gazette; Post- och Inrikes Tidningar; Ekonomisk historia; Economic History;

    Abstract : The dissertation examines how economic matters were depicted between 1770 and 1820 in two European kingdoms. Britain and Sweden are studied during this Age of Revolutions from the state’s perspective; state-managed newspapers are examined, one from Britain, the London Gazette, and two from Sweden, Stockholms Post-Tidningar and Inrikes Tidningar. READ MORE

  3. 3. Media Influence on Pollution, and Gender Equality

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm University

    Author : Pamela Campa; Stockholms universitet.; Stockholms universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Newspapers; Toxic Emissions; Gender Quotas; Female Politicians; Sex-Role Attitudes; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three essays.The first essay, "Press and Leaks: Do Newspapers Reduce Toxic Emissions?", uses data on plant-level emissions in 2001-2009 from the Toxic Release Inventory of the US Environmental Protection Agency, coupled with data on location and content of newspapers, to investigate whether media coverage induces firms to reduce toxic emissions. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Integration of MILLION into the English System of Number Words : A Diachronic Study

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm University

    Author : Donald MacQueen; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; number-word universals; historical corpus linguistics; variationist study; American vs British English; newspapers; grammaticalization; iconicity; gradience; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; Linguistics; lingvistik;

    Abstract : This corpus-based variationist study traces the history of the English number word MILLION from its first attested use in the 14th century, focusing on the diachronic shift in function from one of heading its noun phrase (NP), as in the obsolescent (Obs) construction three millions of citizens, to one of a post-determiner of its NP head, as in Present-day English (PdE) three million citizens. The authentic historical materials used include both numerous electronic linguistic corpora and, more innovatively, very-large-scale general collections available online, especially historical newspaper collections from the US and UK comprising tens of billions of words. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Evolution of a New(s) Genre

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Department of Informatics, Gothenburg University

    Author : Carina Ihlström Eriksson; Carina Ihlström; Högskolan i Halmstad.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TECHNOLOGY Information technology; TEKNIKVETENSKAP Informationsteknik; Online newspapers; Genre; Evolution; Design; Audience; Publishers; online newspapers; genre; evolution; design; audience; publishers;

    Abstract : This thesis describes and analyzes how the online newspaper genre has evolved since its inception on the Internet in the mid-nineties. The overall research question is: What characterizes the online newspaper genre evolution? The thesis is based on both synchronic and diachronic studies with a multimethod approach (including six different studies involving, e. READ MORE