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Svensson, Maria Helena
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Svensson, M. H. (2018). Il fait un temps à ne pas mettre un chien dehors: étude du degré de figement de quelques constructions verbales figées. In: Soutet, Olivier; Mejri, Salah & Sfar, Inès (Ed.), La phraséologie: théories et applications (pp. 105-120). Paris: Honoré Champion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Il fait un temps à ne pas mettre un chien dehors: étude du degré de figement de quelques constructions verbales figées
2018 (French)In: La phraséologie: théories et applications / [ed] Soutet, Olivier; Mejri, Salah & Sfar, Inès, Paris: Honoré Champion, 2018, p. 105-120Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Honoré Champion, 2018
Series
Bibliothèque de Grammaire et de Linguistique ; 57
Keywords
phraséologie, degré de figement, constructions verbales
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144650 (URN)9782745347800 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. H. (2017). L'influence du contexte sur l'interprétation des expressions à sens figuré. In: Grossmann, Francis; Mejri, Salah & Sfar, Inès (Ed.), La phraséologie: sémantique, syntaxe, discours (pp. 217-229). Paris: Honoré Champion
Open this publication in new window or tab >>L'influence du contexte sur l'interprétation des expressions à sens figuré
2017 (French)In: La phraséologie: sémantique, syntaxe, discours / [ed] Grossmann, Francis; Mejri, Salah & Sfar, Inès, Paris: Honoré Champion, 2017, p. 217-229Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paris: Honoré Champion, 2017
Series
Bibliothèque de Grammaire et de Linguistique ; 56
Keywords
phraséologie, sens figuré, contexte
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144648 (URN)9782745347787 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. H. (2015). Quand une publication religieuse devient le film « Citizen Kane »: Examination de la traduction des noms propres à travers Buffy contre les vampires. In: Sigrún Á. Eiríksdóttir (Ed.), Actes du XIXème congrès des romanistes scandinaves: Actes ROM Reykjavík 2014. Paper presented at XIXème congrès des romanistes scandinaves du 12 à 15 août 2014, Reykjavík.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quand une publication religieuse devient le film « Citizen Kane »: Examination de la traduction des noms propres à travers Buffy contre les vampires
2015 (French)In: Actes du XIXème congrès des romanistes scandinaves: Actes ROM Reykjavík 2014 / [ed] Sigrún Á. Eiríksdóttir, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on the translation of proper names in six epi- sodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The study shows that in most cases, in translations into French, the proper names are replaced, in a few examples by a generalisation (Neiman Marcus > ma boutique préférée), but mostly by an adaptation of some kind (with a cup of Bovril > dans mon lit). Despite omissions and adaptations that differ dramatically from the original version, the translation offers, in almost every example, an equivalent to the original that transfers the main idea to the French-speaking audi- ence. This is not to say that nothing is being lost in translation – in fact many things are being lost, such as certain qualities that pertain to the protagonists as well as associations to exact references.   The results show that proper names do get translated (contrary to the opinion of some researchers). Furthermore, some of them seem not only to refer to specific individuals, but to actually carry mean- ing, if only by association.

Keywords
translation, proper names, cultural references, meaning, Buffy, traduction, noms propres, références culturelles, sens, Buffy
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Romance Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-109207 (URN)
Conference
XIXème congrès des romanistes scandinaves du 12 à 15 août 2014, Reykjavík
Available from: 2015-09-22 Created: 2015-09-22 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. H. (2012). Var går gränsen?: Språkets gräns mellan bildlig och bokstavlig betydelse. In: Daniel Andersson och Lars-Erik Edlund (Ed.), Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: Perspektiv på begreppet gräns (pp. 95-104). Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Var går gränsen?: Språkets gräns mellan bildlig och bokstavlig betydelse
2012 (Swedish)In: Språkets gränser - och verklighetens: Perspektiv på begreppet gräns / [ed] Daniel Andersson och Lars-Erik Edlund, Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 95-104Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för språkstudier, Umeå universitet, 2012
Series
Kulturens frontlinjer : skrifter från forskningsprogrammet Kulturgräns norr, ISSN 1402-8506 ; 57
Series
Nordsvenska, ISSN 0282-7182 ; 18
Keywords
bildlig, bokstavlig, metafor, idiom, franska, polaritet
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57731 (URN)978-91-88466-78-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-08-14 Created: 2012-08-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Gregersdotter, K., Isaksson, M., Lindgren Leavenworth, M., Svensson, M. H. & Åström, B. (2011). Editorial: Textual Echoes. Transformative Works and Cultures (8)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: Textual Echoes
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2011 (English)In: Transformative Works and Cultures, ISSN 1941-2258, E-ISSN 1941-2258, no 8Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Organization for Transformative Works, 2011
Keywords
Academic, Conference, Fan fiction, Proceedings
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-49719 (URN)10.3983/twc.2011.0390 (DOI)
Available from: 2011-11-15 Created: 2011-11-15 Last updated: 2018-12-03Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. H. (2009). Her mother and his hand?: A study of possessives and nouns in Bridget Jones's Diary and fan fiction. In: Berkesand, Peter (Ed.), Codex and Code: Aesthetics, Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media. Paper presented at NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code, Aesthetics, Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media, Stockholm, August 6-9, 2009 (pp. 239--257). Linköping: Linköping university electronic press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Her mother and his hand?: A study of possessives and nouns in Bridget Jones's Diary and fan fiction
2009 (English)In: Codex and Code: Aesthetics, Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media / [ed] Berkesand, Peter, Linköping: Linköping university electronic press , 2009, p. 239--257Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The interdisciplinary project "Cyber Echoes" analyses fan fiction, texts written by fans who use characters, places and themes from a source text, place them in a context they construct, and publish the texts on the Internet. One part of this project is linguistically oriented, and sets out to examine the language of a source text (a novel, a tv-series, a movie etc.) and the texts written by fans. This is where this paper is initiated. Is is also inspired by a Danish article by Scheuer (1995, english title: ‘His wife and her breasts’), who has made a quantitative study of the possessive pronouns in the dictionary "Den danske ordbog" (‘The Danish Dictionary’). What is interesting is of course not the pronouns themselfs, but rather what follows. "His" followed by a certain noun tells us something about male ownership, while what follows after "her" shows some relation between certain objects/ phenomena and women. While such a study can be interesting in itself, this paper aims to compare a source text – in this case Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding – with some fantexts that take place in the Bridget Jones universe. The object of the study is the nouns that follow the possessive pronouns, and the focus is to detect similarities and differences in the texts with a gender aspect in mind.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping university electronic press, 2009
Series
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1650-3686 ; 42
Keywords
fan fiction possessives nouns
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37389 (URN)
Conference
NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code, Aesthetics, Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media, Stockholm, August 6-9, 2009
Available from: 2010-11-02 Created: 2010-11-02 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. H. (2008). A very complex criterion of fixedness: Non-compositionality (1ed.). In: Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective (pp. 81-93). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A very complex criterion of fixedness: Non-compositionality
2008 (English)In: Phraseology: An interdisciplinary perspective, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company , 2008, 1, p. 81-93Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The terminology used in definitions of different types of fixed expressions (such as idioms, locutions, proverbs etc.) is complex and sometimes ambiguous. Within the field of phraseology, it is therefore subject to discussion. This chapter deals with the complexity of the notion of non-compositionality. Non-compositionality is a criterion that often appears in definitions of fixed expressions. It will be shown that there are four dichotomies of particular interest within the very notion of non-compositionality. These dichotomies are: motivation/ non-motivation, transparency/opacity, analysability/unanalyzability and literal/figurative meaning. Other notions of relevance to non-compositionality, such as common meaning, prototypicality, salience and frequency as well as encyclopedic compositionality will also be described and problematized. Finally, the notions of partial compositionality, holistic or atomistic compositionality, and lexical content or grammatical form, all describing different aspects of compositionality, will be evoked, to further show the complexity of this criterion of fixedness.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2008 Edition: 1
Keywords
phraseology, fixedness, criteria, non-compositionality, non-motivation, opacity, unanalysability, figurative, frequency, salience, terminology
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-27000 (URN)9789027232465 (ISBN)
Available from: 2009-11-05 Created: 2009-11-05 Last updated: 2018-09-27
Svensson, M. H. (2004). Critères de figement: L’identification des expressions figées en français contemporain. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Moderna språk
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critères de figement: L’identification des expressions figées en français contemporain
2004 (French)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Although there are units larger than the word in language, linguists have not been able to agree on a definition of these units. This study examines a variety of notions, relevant in the study of ”fixed” or ”frozen” expressions in contemporary French. Criteria such as memorization, unique context, non-compositionality, marked syntax, lexical blocking and grammatical blocking are analyzed in detail. A closer look at them reveals that in fact only one of them, lexical blocking, is both necessary and sufficient in the description of a fixed expression. The other criteria are, however, also important to the notion of ”fixedness”. It may well be that the criteria that have often been proposed in linguistic literature would benefit from being organized in a family resemblance rather than being used as necessary and sufficient conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Moderna språk, 2004. p. 197
Series
Skrifter från moderna språk, ISSN 1650-304X ; 15
Keywords
French language, memorization, unique context, compositionality, non-compositionality, marked syntax, lexical blocking, grammatical blocking, fixedness, frozenness, literal meaning, figurative meaning, motivation, non-motivation, transparency, opacity, analyzability, unanalyzability, idiom, proverb, collocation, metaphor, phraseology, mémorisation, contexte unique, compositionnalité, non-compositionnalité, syntaxe marquée, blocage lexical, blocage grammatical, figement, défigement, sens propre, sens figuré, motivation, non-motivation, transparance, opacité, analysabilité, inanalysabilité, idiome, proverbe, collocation, phrasème, gallicisme, locution, métaphore, Franska
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-335 (URN)91-7305-722-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2004-11-05, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2004-10-11 Created: 2004-10-11 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Maria, S. (2002). Critères de figement et conditions nécessaires et suffisantes. In: XV Skandinaviske romanistkongress (pp. 777-783).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critères de figement et conditions nécessaires et suffisantes
2002 (English)In: XV Skandinaviske romanistkongress, 2002, p. 777-783Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9276 (URN)
Available from: 2008-04-30 Created: 2008-04-30 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Svensson, M. (2000). Phraséologie. Deux critères de figement: contexte unique et non-compositionnalité. In: Jane Nystedt (Ed.), XIV Skandinaviska Romanistkongressen: Stockholm 10-15 augusti 1999. Paper presented at XIV SKANDINAVISKA ROMANISTKONGRESSEN Stockholm 10–15 augusti 1999 (pp. 1068-1078). Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Phraséologie. Deux critères de figement: contexte unique et non-compositionnalité
2000 (French)In: XIV Skandinaviska Romanistkongressen: Stockholm 10-15 augusti 1999 / [ed] Jane Nystedt, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2000, p. 1068-1078Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2000
Series
Romanica Stockholmiensia, ISSN 0557-2657 ; 19
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9277 (URN)91-22-01884-0 (ISBN)
Conference
XIV SKANDINAVISKA ROMANISTKONGRESSEN Stockholm 10–15 augusti 1999
Available from: 2008-03-17 Created: 2008-03-17 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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