Search for dissertations about: "swedish language acquisition"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 71 swedish dissertations containing the words swedish language acquisition.

  1. 1. The Acquisition of Russian in a Language Contact Situation : A Case Study of a Bilingual Child in Sweden

    Author : Natalia Ringblom; Milan Bily; Stella Ceytlin; Maria Voeikova; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Language acquisition; childhood bilingualism; bilingual first language acquisition; language contact; language separation; input; dominance; mother tongue; Russian; Swedish; weaker language; Sweden; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : This case study investigates the acquisition of Russian in a language contact situation. It examines a simultaneous Swedish-Russian bilingual child born and raised in Sweden. Qualitative analysis is provided from age 1;4 to 8;5 focusing especially on the earliest stages (before the end of the critical period at 4;5). READ MORE

  2. 2. The acquisition of nominal compounding in Swedish

    Author : Ingmarie Mellenius; Allmän språkvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; nominal compounds; modifier; head; liaison form; language acquisition; conceptual combination; compounding; word formation; Swedish; child language; Linguistics; Lingvistik;

    Abstract : In Swedish, as in other North Germanic languages, compounds are very common and a majority of the novel words in Swedish are compounds. This thesis aims at a presentation of compounding in Swedish and the problems involved in describing compounding, but mainly at an empirically founded description of children's creation and use of novel compounds and developing comprehension of compounds, especially nominal compounds. READ MORE

  3. 3. Learning of definiteness in Belarusian students of Swedish as a foreign language

    Author : Anders Agebjörn; Åsa Wengelin; Micheal Sharwood Smith; University of Gothenburg; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; second-language acquisition; third-language acquisition; Russian; English; Swedish; definiteness; noun phrase; implicit and explicit knowledge; cross-linguistic influence; language-learning aptitude; complexity; input frequency;

    Abstract : Through a series of studies, this thesis investigates the learning of definiteness in Russian-speaking students of Swedish. A communicative oral-production task elicited modified and non-modified noun phrases in indefinite and definite contexts. READ MORE

  4. 4. Age and Constraints on Language Learning : First Language Retention and Second Language Acquisition in International Adoptees

    Author : Gunnar Norrman; Emanuel Bylund Spångberg; Guillaume Thierry; Janet Werker; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; bilingualism; critical period; electroencephalography; event-related potentials; first language retention; international adoption; phonology; second language acquisition; Bilingualism; tvåspråkighet;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the influence of age of acquisition on the long-term second language development of international adoptees. Because age of acquisition typically coincides with the onset of bilingualism, the study of maturational age effects in second language acquisition has been empirically and conceptually entangled with changes in language input and use. READ MORE

  5. 5. Getting started : Children’s participation and language learning in an L2 classroom

    Author : Asta Čekaitė; Karin Aronsson; Ben Rampton; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; language classroom; language learning; second language acquisition; social interaction; language socialization; peer group; affective stances; language play; socialt samspel; språksocialisation; kamratgruppen; språklig lek; affektiva uttryck; förberedelseklass; andraspråksinlärning; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet;

    Abstract : Denna avhandling handlar om en förberedelseklass med elever (7-10 år) som har ett annat hemspråk än svenska (arabiska, kurdiska, thailändska). Utifrån empiri som samlats in genom videoinspelningar och observationer under ett års tid i en förberedelseklass studeras elevernas deltagande och språkinlärning i det dagliga klassrumsarbetet. READ MORE