Search for dissertations about: "power of language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 156 swedish dissertations containing the words power of language.

  1. 1. Authentic Language : Övdalsk, metapragmatic exchange and the margins of Sweden’s linguistic market

    Author : David Karlander; Kenneth Hyltenstam; Christopher Stroud; Tomas Riad; Judith T. Irvine; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; authenticity; history of linguistic thought; indexicality; linguistic anthropology; linguistic minorities; metalanguage; metapragmatics; philosophical anthropology; Övdalsk; autenticitet; filosofisk antropologi; indexikalitet; lingvistisk antropologi; metaspråk; metapragmatik; språkliga minoriteter; språkvetenskapens idéhistoria; älvdalska; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This compilation thesis engages with practices that in some way place stakes in the social existence of Övdalsk (also älvdalska, Elfdalian, Övdalian), a marginal form of Scandinavian used mainly in Sweden’s Älvdalen municipality. The practices at hand range from early 20th century descriptive dialectology and contemporary lay-linguistics to language advocacy and language political debate. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Organised Nature of Power : On Productive and Repressive Interventions Based on Considerations of Risk

    Author : Magnus Hörnqvist; Janne Flyghed; Richard Ericson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Power; Productive; Repressive; Risk; State; Foucault; Marx; Criminology; Kriminologi; kriminologi; Criminology;

    Abstract : Four interventions are analysed: the activity guarantee for long term unemployed, the customs control of border crossers, the cognitive skills training program and the conditions of incarceration among prison inmates. The interventions are performed by state organisations, based on considerations of risk and involve the exercise of power in a productive or repressive form. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Craftsmen's Labyrinth and Geographies of Creativity

    Author : Jasna Seršić; Dominic Power; Johan Jansson; Ola Söderström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Craftsmen; Creativity; Continuity and Change; Crisis; Society; Space and Place; Perspective; Cartographic Reason; Labyrinth; Stonemasonry; Boatbuilding; Glassmaking; Ethnography; Narratives; Writing as a Way of Knowing; Mythopoiesis; Urbanology; Foundation of Cities; Democracy; Gift; Renaissance; Plato; Anaximander; Dante Alighieri; Divine Comedy; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The question of creativity has persisted throughout the entire history of humans, and it has held an important role in our understanding of the creation of places and cultures. Despite the fact that craftsmen have historically contributed significantly to the creation of urban landscapes and their cultures, today they are marginalized from the prevailing discourses of creativity and place-making. READ MORE

  4. 4. Imagineering Place : The Branding of Five Chinese Mega-Cities

    Author : Emma Björner; Per Olof Berg; Ali Yakhlef; Xiucheng Fan; Mihalis Kavaratzis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; China; Chinese mega-cities; city branding; fieldwork; ideology; imagery; images; imaginaries; imagineering; language; multiple case-study; place branding; power; Business Administration; företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : Cities, regions, nations and other places have in recent decades become active participants in the global competitive economy, and now operate in a global marketplace, competing with other places all over the world for investors, tourists, residents and workforce. As a result, places use marketing and branding strategies and practices to gain reputation and competitive advantage. READ MORE

  5. 5. Logics and politics of professionalism : the case of university English language teachers in Vietnam

    Author : Mai Trang Vu; Asbjörg Westum; Nafsika Alexiadou; Carin Jonsson; Pavel Zgaga; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; professionalism; professionalisation; university English language teachers; higher education management; policy; embedded case study; Vietnam; Education; pedagogik;

    Abstract : Set against a changing backdrop of reforms in higher education and English language teaching (ELT), the thesis explores the notion of professionalism for university English teachers in Vietnam: What is defined as professionalism in this particular period of time? How is professionalism constructed in this context?The research approaches professionalism as a critical concept: A list of aspired traits and features are always value-laden and concern the question of power. From this premise, the thesis discusses a “kaleidoscope” relationship between different actors in the making of professionalism. READ MORE