Search for dissertations about: "word formation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words word formation.

  1. 1. Modern Icelandic Word Formation

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Institutionen för nordiska språk

    Author : Yair Sapir; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Icelandic language; Icelandic; Scandinavian; word formation; morphology; neologisms; calque; language planning; language contact; linguistic purism; Isländska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Scandinavian languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Nordiska språk;

    Abstract : Icelandic is known for its conservative word formation, largely involving native sources. The main focus of the present research is to describe which mechanisms are used in forming words in Modern Icelandic. Furthermore, a postulated additional category within Icelandic complexes, introduced here under the label compilations, is examined. READ MORE

  2. 2. Word formation in BSL

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University

    Author : Mary Brennan; Stockholms universitet.; [1990]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Sign Language; teckenspråk;

    Abstract : This study explores the interlocking strands of productive morphology in British Sign Language (BSL), the language used by the Deaf Community in Britain. It examines how users of the language, 'signers', are able to create 'new* lexical items on a regular everyday basis. READ MORE

  3. 3. On the principles of word formation in Swedish

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Gunlög Josefsson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Originator; Force; Telicity; Event measurer; LF-lexicon; PF-lexicon; List of Morphemes; Property; Thing; Event; prefix; major ontological categories; suffix; compound; derivation; linking element; asymmetry; Move; Merge; Generalized Transformations; word class; inflection;

    Abstract : My thesis is an attempt to give a minimalist account of word formation in Swedish. (See Chomsky (1993) and (1994).) In the main part of my thesis I demonstrate how the proposed system accounts for the central aspects of Swedish word formation. READ MORE

  4. 4. The G-Word : Virtuosity and Violation, Negotiating and Transforming graffiti

    University dissertation from Årsta : Dokument Press

    Author : Jacob Kimvall; Stockholms universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Graffiti; Graffiti Art; Street Art; Berlin Wall; Zero Tolerance; Hip-Hop; Art Institutions; Nolltolerans; Art History; Visual Analysis; konstvetenskap; Art History;

    Abstract : Contemporary public discussions on graffiti are characterized by co-existence of contradictory claims. On the one hand graffiti is described as vandalism, and on the other as an artistic movement. READ MORE

  5. 5. The acquisition of nominal compounding in Swedish

    University dissertation from Årsta : Dokument Press

    Author : Ingmarie Mellenius; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [1997]
    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