Search for dissertations about: "perception on immigration"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words perception on immigration.

  1. 1. Immigration, security and the public debate on US language policy : A critical discourse analysis of language attitudes in the United States of America

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Anna-Brita Stenström; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; national identity; societal security; language policy; ethnolinguistic conflict; human rights; language rights; ethnicity; multilingualism; immigration; critical discourse analysis; language attitudes; English language; Spanish language; United States; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna;

    Abstract : The narrative of the United States is of a "nation of immigrants" in which the language shift patterns of earlier ethnolinguistic groups have tended towards linguistic assimilation through English. In recent years, however, changes in the demographic landscape and language maintenance by non-English speaking immigrants, particularly Hispanics, have been perceived as threats and have led to calls for an official English language policy. READ MORE

  2. 2. 'We are deaf, though we hear; we are dumb, though we talk; we are blind, though we see' : understanding Iranian late-in-life immigrants' perceptions and experiences of health, illness and culturally appropriate care

    Author : Azita Emami; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : elderly immigrants; ethnogerontology; cross-cultural elderly care; health perception; illness perception; culturally appropriate elderly care;

    Abstract : Despite the fact that elderly immigrants constitute nearly nine percent of the total population over 65-years of age, they have remained conspicuous by their absence in reports that underlie national welfare- and health care decision making in Sweden. The aim of this thesis was to deepen the understanding of Iranian late-in-life immigrants' experiences and perceptions of health, illness and culturally appropriate care. READ MORE

  3. 3. Judging the Immigrant : Accents and Attitudes

    Author : Niklas Torstensson; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Robert Eklund; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Foreign accent evaluation; native reactions; attitudes; court interpretation; forensic linguistics; cognitive prototype; legal judgement; Cognitive science; Kognitionsvetenskap; Cognitive science; Kognitionsforskning; Teknik; Technology;

    Abstract : Spoken language as a means of communication contains huge amounts of information apart from the linguistic message that is conveyed. It is often the first channel of interaction between people and based on the speaker’s manner of talk, we create a mental image of the speaker as a person, of the speaker’s background, origin and personal qualities. READ MORE

  4. 4. Olfaction and prejudice : The role of body odor disgust sensitivity and disease avoidance in understanding social attitudes

    Author : Marta Zakrzewska; Jonas K. Olofsson; Liuzza Marco Tullio; Sandra Soares; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; olfaction; disease avoidance; prejudice; body odors; disgust sensitivity; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : Disease avoidance is one of the main roles of olfaction. In particular, body odors are universal elicitors of disgust, a core emotion that plays a key role in disease avoidance. The disease avoidance theoretical framework emphasizes psychological mechanisms – attitudes and behaviors – aiming to recognize and evade pathogen threats. READ MORE