Search for dissertations about: "syntactic variation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words syntactic variation.

  1. 1. Syntactic Variation in the Swedish of Adolescents in Multilingual Urban Settings : Subject-verb Order in Declaratives, Questions and Subordinate Clauses

    Author : Natalia Ganuza; Kari Fraurud; Paul Kerswill; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; syntactic variation; subject-verb inversion; non-inversion; language use in multilingual urban settings; multilingual youths; standard non-standard; Swedish; SLA; Bilingualism; Tvåspråkighet; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism Research;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the use of word order variation, in particular the variable use of subject-verb inversion and non-inversion in main declarative clauses, among adolescents in contemporary multilingual settings in Sweden. The use of non-inversion in contexts that in standard Swedish require inversion is sometimes claimed to be characteristic of varieties of Swedish spoken among adolescents in multilingual urban areas. READ MORE

  2. 2. Syntactic variation in English quantified noun phrases with all, whole, both and half

    Author : Maria Estling; Graeme Kennedy; Växjö universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; syntactic variation; quantifiers; all; whole; both; half; linguistic factors; British English; American English; Australian English; grammaticalisation; totality; corpus; newspaper corpus; English language; Engelska språket;

    Abstract : The overall aim of the present study is to investigate syntactic variation in certain Present-day English noun phrase types including the quantifiers all, whole, both and half (e.g. a half hour vs. half an hour). READ MORE

  3. 3. Word Order in Övdalian : A Study in Variation and Change

    Author : Piotr Garbacz; danska och isländska Avdelningen för svenskämnen; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Stylistic Fronting; V-to-I movement; Swedish dialects; dialect syntax; language change; variation; älvdalsmålet; Övdalian; Elfdalian; the Rich Agreement Hypothesis; negative concord;

    Abstract : This dissertation discusses aspects of the syntax of Övdalian, a variety spoken by ca. 2,500 people in the province of Dalecarlia in Sweden. READ MORE

  4. 4. Adjectives complemented by that- and to-clauses : Exploring semantico-syntactic relationships and genre variation

    Author : Henrik Kaatari; Merja Kytö; Christer Geisler; Gerold Schneider; Uppsala universitet; []

    Abstract : The present compilation thesis investigates adjectives complemented by that- and to-clauses. More specifically, the thesis is concerned with extraposed (e.g. it is likely that she will win and it is important to win) and post-predicate clauses (e. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Progressive in 19th-Century English : A Process of Integration

    Author : Erik Smitterberg; Merja Kytö; Marianne Hundt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; The progressive; 19th-century English; diachronic studies; corpus linguistics; syntactic variation; verb phrase; aspect; dimensions of variation; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : The present work is a corpus-based study of the English progressive during the 19th century. The study is based on Conce, a one-million-word corpus covering the period 1800–1900 and comprising seven genres, both speech-related and non-speech-related. READ MORE