Search for dissertations about: "rights language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 30 swedish dissertations containing the words rights language.

  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

    University dissertation from Luleå University of Technology

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Högskolan Dalarna.; Luleå tekniska universitet.; Malmö University.; Malmö University.; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna; HUMANITIES and RELIGION; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP; Humanities Social Sciences; 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;

    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. Support, resistance and pragmatism An examination of motivation in language policy in Kharkiv, Ukraine

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Margrethe Søvik; Södertörns högskola.; Stockholms universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Slavic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Slaviska språk; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages; language policy; language beliefs; language practices; language management; language conflict; motivation; language attitudes; combining methods; nation-building; linguistic rights; Ukraine;

    Abstract : The Ukrainian society has gone through vast changes since independence in 1991 and in this thesis some of these social changes are discussed through the prism of language policy. The main topic of the study is language policy (conceptualised as language practices, language beliefs, and language management) in the eastern Ukrainian city Kharkiv. READ MORE

  3. 3. Weighing Animal Lives A Critical Assessment of Justification and Prioritization in Animal-Rights Theories

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Fredrik Karlsson; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Religion Theology Ethics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Religionsvetenskap Teologi Etik; Etik; Ethics; Animal rights; justification; prioritization; applied ethics; proper function; justice; rights language; vivisection; rights conflict;

    Abstract : The project underlying this dissertation aims at analyzing three pro-animal-rights theories, evaluating the theories, and outlining an alternative theoretical account of animal rights. The analytical categories are justification and function of animal rights, the definition of the right holder, and the resolution approach to rights conflict. READ MORE

  4. 4. Harmonizing National Laws on Human Trafficking by Implementing Article 3 of the Palermo Protocol : Problems and Reform

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Uppsala universitet

    Author : Dominika Borg Jansson; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Trafficking in human beings; international law; criminal law; organized crime; legal transplants; language; irregular migration; Palermo Protocol; human rights; women’s rights; Criminal Law; Straffrätt;

    Abstract : Trafficking in human beings is one of the most serious and acute problems of our time. It is seen as one of the main forms of organized crime as well as a modern form of slavery. Trafficking is a practice that affects entire societies or rather the very fabric of democratic societies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Between Majority Power and Minority Resistance : Kurdish Linguistic Rights in Turkey

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Nesrin Ucarlar; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; resistance; emancipatory politics; transformative resistance; post-structuralism; deconstruction; nationalism; transnationalism; diaspora; European Union; Turkey; the Kurdish language; linguistic rights; trans-national outlook; minority rights; power; Kurdish intellectuals;

    Abstract : As the most figurative asset of membership in a majority or minority and the most symbolic aspect of national authority, language is a major site of struggle for majority power and minority resistance. For the purposes of this study, which focuses on the question of Kurdish linguistic rights in Turkey, the sites of struggle for majority power and minority resistance are as follows: the documents of international and European organisations on the linguistic rights of minorities, the impact of the modernisation and nation-state building process in Turkey on the Kurdish-speaking community and the resistance engendered by the Kurdish intelligentsia in the European diaspora and in Turkey against the majority power delimiting the Kurdish linguistic rights. READ MORE