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  • 1.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    A Country Maid and her Diary: Methodological Reflections on Historical Literacy Practices2013In: White Field, Black Seeds: Nordic Literacy Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century / [ed] Anna Kuismin & M. J. Driscoll, Helsingfors: Finnish Literature Society, 2013, p. 89-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Att läsa och att skriva: Två vågor av vardagligt skriftbruk i Norden 1800–20002012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Skriftteknologi har funnits i mänsklighetens tjänst i mer än 5000 år. I Norden är det först under de senaste tvåhundra åren som teknologin blivit tillgänglig för en bredare allmänhet.

    Under perioden 1800–2000 svepte två vågor av skriftbruk in över den industrialiserade delen av världen: en första våg som förde med sig alfabetisering, en andra med digitalisering. Vågorna har bland annat inneburit att skrift tagit allt större plats i människors vardagsliv, det man kallar vardagligt skriftbruk.

    I bokens tolv artiklar ges en tvärvetenskaplig belysning av vardagens läsande och skrivande. Författarna kommer från många olika ämnen: här medverkar historiker, bokhistoriker, didaktiker, etnologer, språkvetare och litteraturvetare. Artiklarna behandlar exempelvis vardagligt skriftbruk i 1800-talets skillingtryck, dagböcker och brev, 1900-talets vykort och allsångshäften – och vardagligt skriftbruk hos skolelever idag och dess konsekvenser för skrivundervisning i skolan. De flesta artiklarna är skrivna ur ett svenskt perspektiv, men placeras in i ett literacy-historiskt nordiskt sammanhang. En artikel behandlar också vardagligt skriftbruk på Island under 1800-talet.

    Antologin är ett resultat av den tvärvetenskapliga och nordiska samverkan som ägt rum inom nätverket ”Vardagligt skriftbruk. Diakrona perspektiv på literacy i Sverige och övriga Norden” och som åren 2009–2012 finansierats av Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

  • 3.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Mittuniversitetet, Sundsvall.
    Att skriva fram ett modernt jag: dagboken som vardaglig skriftpraktik under tidigt 1900-tal2017In: Mellannorrland i centrum: språkliga och historiska studier tillägnade professor Eva Nyman / [ed] Lars-Erik Edlund & Elzbieta Strzelecka, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska samfundet , 2017, p. 291-310Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Att skriva sig själv: Dagboksskrivande och identitet i norrländsk agrar milö under tidigt 1900-tal2004In: International Conference on Language, Politeness and Gender: The pragmatic roots, 2004Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Att skriva vykort: En vardaglig skriftpraktik i början av 1900-talet2012In: Att läsa och att skriva: Två vågor av vardagligt skriftbruk i Norden 1800–2000 / [ed] Ann-Catrine Edlund, Umeå: Umeå universitet & Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2012, p. 137-160Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Writing Postcards. A Vernacular Writing Practice from the Early 20th Century

    Several new writing practices have developed in the traces of the digital revolution, e.g. blogs, texting, email and Facebook. Around the turn of the 2oth century, the result of something that can be described as a revolution in technology of writing could also be seen. By then, ordinary people had gained access to the writing technology and they were using more and more writing in their everyday life. Old and new writing practices developed in connection with artefacts such as letters, diaries, songbooks and postcards.  The postcard was introduced as a new medium for communication in Europe, for short and quick messages. The postcard has a lot in common with today’s growing digital writing practices, such as texting, with regard to the length of the message, new writing conventions and the fast spreading of the writing practice. The postcard was also multimodal with both pictures and text, and the limited writing space led to new and simplified writing conventions. The new media and its writing practices very soon became a huge success among the general public. In this article, the growth of the writing practice of the postcard is presented and placed in a literacy-theoretical context with the help of the concepts of vernacular literacy and vernacular literacy practice. The writing practice of the postcard has not yet been investigated in a Swedish literacy context. The article points towards possible issues that can be further investigated from a literacy perspective.

  • 6.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Det enda privata rummet?: Tankar kring dagboksskrivandets rumsskapande funktion för kvinnor i agrar miljö under tidigt 1900-tal2004In: Kulturella perspektiv, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 53-64Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Då säljakt bedrevs: En tillbakablick på 1900-talets säljakt via jägarnas ord för säl2001In: Sälen - problem och resurs: Konferens den 3-4 april i Umeå, Stockholm: Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien , 2001, p. 59-65Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Ekosemantik: Ett ekologiskt perspektiv på kategorisering av sälar2000In: Studier i svensk språkhistoria 5: Förhandlingar vid femte sammankomsten för svenska språkets historia. Umeå 20-22 november 1997., Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2000, p. 151-162Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    En säljägare från Obbola berättar2006In: Obbola krönika, ISSN 1404-1766, p. 37-41Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Ett rum för dagen: en studie av två kvinnors dagboksskrivande i norrländsk jordbruksmiljö2007Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this book, ”Room for the Day”, a form of vernacular literacy is studied, the diary writing of two women in northern Sweden in the 1930s and 1940s. The two women have a common denominator, in that they both earned their own living and lived in simple circumstances. Julia Englund (1882–1951) lived and worked in a fishing environment on the coast of Norrbotten, and Linnéa Johansson (1917–2006) in an agrarian environment in the inland of Västerbotten. Julia’s diaries are preserved from the period 1932–48. Linnéa began her lifelong diary writing in 1934 at the age of 17. In this book the diaries written between 1934 and 1942 are studied, during a period when Linnéa mainly worked as a maid. Julia and Linnéa are thus in two different phases of life during the investigated writing periods. Julia is upper middle age and Linnéa is young. Both women’s use of writing is limited to vernacular literacy.

    The two women’s work situation is characterized by mobility. Julia, who shared her household with her brother, lived in the archipelago during the summer and autumn, where she fished for herring and bleak together with her brother. In winter and spring they lived in Bensbyn where Julia weaved carpets which she sold in the nearby town of Luleå. The sales journeys to Luleå did not just involve geographical mobility, but social mobility as well, since Julia’s customers were found in a middle-class environment. That way she moved between different social environments. Linnéa’s work situation involved geographical mobility as well, which in addition gave her experiences of different social environments. During the nine years that she earns her own living she works for 18 different employers and changes her place of work some 30 times. As a maid she also comes in close contact with an unfamiliar middle-class environment when she worked for the itinerant agricultural consultant, the inspector and the clergyman.

    In this study, diary writing is regarded as a literary practice, which can be placed in a wider theoretical context, within the field of research comprehensively calledethnography of communication, where human communication is studied with a combination of linguistic and anthropological methods. My point of departure is the field of research known as new literacy, where methods from ethnography of communication are used in the study of writing. Literacy is understood as a set of social practices, illustrated with the term literacy practice. Literacy practices are located in time and space and thereby located in a specific time and a specific place.

    That diary writing is part of a social practice may seem to be a problematic argument. A social practice is normally an interplay with other individuals or groups of individuals, which isn’t the case here. But the literacy event is here perceived as part of a social practice, based on the assumption that the literacy event is part of a process of identity construction – a process where the writer has a dialogue with herself, using writing as technique, and pen and paper as tool. In the daily literacy event, individual activities and experiences are made visible at the same time that the writer positions herself in relation to the social contexts that she, as an individual, is a part of.

    By using the diary text as a basis it is possible to investigate how the subjective identity, also called the self, is formed. The continuous narrative in people’s lives is regarded as a fundamental condition for the forming of the self. The theoretical inspiration to the forming of the self has mainly been derived from the philosopher Seyla Benhabib and the historian Joan Scott. Both emphasize the individual’s own participation in the processes of identity construction, where each separate individual is assumed to be a co-creator in the narrative about his or her life.

    Separate individuals thus possess a certain room of manoeuver and it is therefore possible for them to influence their situation. This means that I see Julia Englund and Linnéa Johansson as co-creators in the narratives about their lives, in the story or stories that construct their respective selves. One of these narratives is the written text that develops in their diary writing.

    Naturally, Julia Englund and Linnéa Johansson are not sole participants in the forming of their life stories, in the construction of their selves. There are several cultural and social conditions, related to the construction of identity, which are specific for the time and the place where they both lived and worked. With Seyla Benhabib’s terminology they have “many established stories” to relate to, while Joan Scott states that they are “being subject to definite conditions of existence”. That way the diary material makes it possible to study one identity constructing process where the subjective identity, the self, is both created and recreated.

    The comprehensive aim of my study of the practice of diary writing is to analyse the functions of the literacy practice for the two diary writers Julia Englund and Linnéa Johansson: Why do two women with little writing experience keep diaries in the northernmost parts of Sweden in the 1930s? What are the functions of their literacy practice? The comprehensive issue is also related to issues concerning identity. How do Julia and Linnéa represent their selves in the narrative which develops in their diary writing?

    I also pose the question whether the literacy practice has consequences for the women’s room of manoeuver: Does the literacy practice entail an increased room of manoeuver for Julia and Linnéa? Is it possible for them, via their diary writing, to engage in activities which would be difficult to perform in other ways in their historical and social position? I have chosen to apply a spatial perspective to the material and the issues of research. Primarily this means that the diary is regarded as a written room. Secondly it means that I also take spatial dimensions into consideration in discussing the life situation of the writers.

    Both Julia Englund and Linnéa Johansson write regularly in their diaries. The continuity of their writing indicates that the literacy practice has been very valuable for both of them. In Julia’s text I have been able to discern three lived rooms inside the walls of the diary: the room of business, the room of faith and the room of household. In the room of business, Julia’s activities relating to fishing, weaving and sales are noted. In the room of faith her practice of faith in the Baptist parish, where she was active, is documented. In the third room, the room of household, the work connected with the care of her home is documented. Julia is the principal character in her text, and only a few other actors appear. Julia is mainly visible in the room of business and in the room of faith, but also to a certain extent in the room of household where she writes more sporadically.

    The character of Linnéa Johansson’s literacy practice changes during the investigated period. In her initial dairy writing in the agrarian environment, the farm is in focus. Linnéa herself seems to be barely present in the written room. The man on the farm is the main character, and apart from him there is a vast gallery of characters, consisting of all the visitors who come to the farm. But in Linnéa’s literacy practice in the unfamiliar middle-class environment, Linnéa herself is the centre and not the household. In this written room Linnéa is the sole main character. It is Linnéa’s work which is made visible in the written room, and it is Linnéa’s free time, and her joys and sorrows, which take up space. There is a relatively detailed account of her own chores here. The room which the literacy practice creates in the middle-class environment is built for Linnéa’s own needs. In this strange environment she needs someone to talk to, and that is how she uses her diary. Thus, in Umeå, Linnéa initiates a literacy practice where she is a more obvious subject – in an environment where she was alone and vulnerable. She also brings parts of the literacy practice which she establishes in the middle-class environment to her continued writing in the agrarian environment.

    The literacy practice can be said to fill two practical functions. Julia Englund’s literacy practice constitutes a tentative beginning of a small business account. In the room of business, economic data which are important for Julia’s business activities are written down, albeit in an informal way. The diary writing can also be regarded as a chance for both women to practise their writing skills. They are here provided with a chance to daily practise their formal writing skills. Their writing also involves training in mastering the norms of the written language, which markedly differed from the spoken language that both these dialect speaking writers used.

    In diary writing there is a general connection between literacy event and identity – a connection which concerns all different forms of diary writing. The recurring and regular literacy event in itself gives continuity and constancy to the writer’s identity. In the diary, everyday experiences are written into a narrative about the passage of time where the moment’s fleeting experience is given a permanent form through writing. Maybe the need for constancy and continuity was extra emphasized in Julia and Linnéa, because of their respective work situation which was strongly characterized by mobility.

    The literacy practice contributes to providing the self with continuity and it also has a confirming function. Both Julia and Linnéa confirm their professional activities. Julia confirms her craftsmanship, and Linnéa gives written confirmation to parts of the maid’s chores. The two women are also provided with a chance to confirm the hardships they encounter in their work, and thus they can also make shorter reflections about their work situation. On a few occasions Julia complains that her work is hard and tiring. The maid Linnéa often confirms the difficulties she encounters in her work, mainly in the middle-class environment. They also both confirm strong feelings. In both women’s texts there are strong emotional expressions. They don’t occur too often, but they are there. Julia expresses strong feelings of sorrow and regret, while Linnéa writes down her feelings of abandonment and loneliness in an equally strong way. The use of a signature, which is sometimes frequent in Linnéa’s texts, can also be seen as a confirmation and a mark of her own identity.

    In both women’s diary writings there are only a few elements with an exploratory function. Julia Englund has sometimes written down two versions of one and the same event, for example the death of her sister Mina. The literary practice has here given her an opportunity to explore new ways of looking at life by testing different forms of expression. In one respect one might also say that Linnéa Johansson literary practice is exploratory. In 1939–40 Linnéa changes her last name fromJohansson to Robertsson on some ten occasions when she writes her signature. The name change stems from a wish to change her last name, but to do so was unthinkable. But the writing gives her a chance to explore how it would feel to bear the name of Robertsson, to explore and try out an alternative identity.

    The literacy practice can be said to have given the women a somewhat increased room of manoeuver. Julia’s room of manoeuver is enlarged in relation to the two public rooms that she participates in – the room of business and the room of faith. Because of her business activities she often spent time in the public rooms of the town on her sales journeys. In her literacy practice she makes her competence, her capacity and her customer’s positive evaluations visible. In the room of faith she writes down critical comments of courses of events in the Baptism parish that she is a member of, and here she expresses both concern and negative criticism. The critical comments are, however, few, but are given more weight in that they so markedly differ from her otherwise positive and tolerant attitude. The literacy practice thus gives her a better chance to confirm the value of her own work in the room of business, and a chance to express questioning comments in the room of faith.

    Linnéa Johansson’s increased room of manoeuvre can be related to a private sphere, in relation to the private employers that she worked for as a maid. Through her literacy practice she gets a chance to confirm the work that she has done and at the same time complain about the hardships connected to her work. The literacy practice also makes a challenging activity possible; a careful questioning of her employer’s social position. Thanks to the literacy practice she also gets a chance to explore a new identity. Only in the written room can she assume the name of Linnéa Robertsson.

    In conclusion I will state that both Julia’s and Linnéa’s literacy practice has had a strengthening effect on their subjective identity. It is mainly their professional identity that was strengthened but also their self confidence. Their literacy practice did not began with this aim in mind, and it is probably uncertain whether they were aware of this strengthening function. But maybe it is also this strengthening effect that was the driving force behind their long-standing literacy practice.

  • 11.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    From one literacy event to another: A case study of vernacular literacy in northern Sweden in the 1930's2006In: The 28th Session of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education: Technologies of the Word. Literacies in the History of Education, 2006Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 12.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Från avskrift till egen textproduktion: Två ångermanländska visböcker från 1930-tal2003In: Ord i Nord: Vänskrift till Lars-Erik Edlund 16 augusti 2003, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2003, p. 33-50Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    I erfarenhetens gränsland: Om levnadsberättelse och identitet2013In: Finsk tidskrift : kultur, ekonomi, politik, ISSN 0015-248X, Vol. 2, p. 65-68Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Introduction2014In: Vernacular Literacies - Past, Present and Future / [ed] Ann-Catrine Edlund, Lars-Erik Edlund, Susanne Haugen, Umeå: Umeå universitet och Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2014, p. 5-11Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Kan män vara sjuksköterskor och kvinnor brandmän?: Om sambandet mellan yrkesbeteckningar och kön2004In: Den könsuppdelade arbetsmarknaden: Betänkande av utredningen om den könssegregerade svenska arbetsmarknaden, Stockholm: Fritzes offentliga publikationer , 2004, p. 263-280Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Kan män vara sjuksköterskor och kvinnor brandmän? Om sambandet mellan yrkesbeteckningar och kön2004In: Den könsuppdelade arbetsmarknaden:: betänkande av utredningen om den könssegregerade svenska arbetsmarknaden / [ed] Statens offentliga utredningar, Stockholm, 2004, p. 263-280Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Kustbefolkningen och sälen2003In: Kustbefolkningen och gråsälen i Kvarken, p. 8-10Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 18.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Med dagboken som följeslagare: En pigas dagboksskrivande2007In: Västerbotten, ISSN 0346-4938, p. 14-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Recension av Folkmålsstudier 39: Förhandlingar vid Sjätte nordiska dialektologkonferensen i Karis 12-16 augusti 19982002In: Svenska folkmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, Vol. 125, no 328, p. 244-251Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The proceedings of the Sixth Nordic Dialectology Conference, held in Karjaa (Karis), Finland, on 12–16 August 1998, contain 28 of the 32 papers presented at the conference. The contributions span a wide geographical area, including discussions about Scandinavian dialects within the territories of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland. In two of them, Finnish dialects are also examined.

    The three plenary lectures were given by the Dane Inge Lise Pedersen, the Norwegian Helge Sandøy and the Swede Gösta Bruce. They raised important questions of theory and method, arising to a signicifant extent from the speakers' involvement in dialect projects currently under way in the different Nordic countries. Themes addressed in other contributions included dialect in a perspective of change dialect and identity, and dialect and written language.

    Between them, the papers in this volume testify to a scholarly breadth, in terms of both the data studied and the theories and methods applied, a breadth which often confronts dialectologists with new issues and draws them into new partnerships.

  • 20.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Ränner en rännkut och en rant omkring?: Diskussion kring två ord för 'säl'1992In: Language - The Time Machine: Papers in honour of Bengt Odenstedt on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, Juli 21, 1992, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell , 1992, p. 31-36Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    From the basis of two words for 'seal', rant and rännkut, this article discusses a motive of designation for denoting the semantic fiels rut and ruttish animals in Swedish dialects. The motive refers to the ruttish animals' habit of running around restlessly. The words which are associated with this motive emanate from verbs meaning 'move (swiftly)'. In the article, the productive verbs, ränna, löpa, fara and are discussed. The original meaning of the verbs, 'move (swiftly)', has probably shifted from referring tho the movement of the animals to the cause of the movement, the rut.

  • 21.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Samverkan över vetenskapens gränser: Några reflektioner om metod utifrån en språkvetares samarbete med en zoolog respektive en konstnär2005In: Språk på tvärs: Rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium Södertörn, 11-12 november 2004, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet , 2005, p. 71-79Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Jag har samverkat med personer utanför språkvetenskapens domäner i två skilda projekt. I mitt avhandlingsarbete studerade jag jaktterminologi ur ett kognitivt semantiskt perspektiv – de bottniska jägarnas begreppssystem för säl. Jag samarbetade då med zooekolog Mikael Sjöberg i projektet ”Gråsälen i Östersjön och Bottniska viken i zooekologisk vetenskap och folklig tradition”. (Projektet finansierades av dåvarande Centrum för miljövetenskaplig forskning vid Umeå universitet.) I ett nu pågående projekt studerar jag norrländska kvinnors dagboksskrivande i agrar miljö under tidigt 1900-tal. Jag intresserar mig här för frågor som rör dagboksskrivandets funktioner: Varför skriver de dagbok? Inom detta projekt har jag sedan två år ett samarbete med bildkonstnär Maria Sundström betitlat ”Mobila tidsrum”. I vårt samarbete vill vi pröva arbetsformer där våra båda kompetenser kombineras i den utforskande processen utifrån våra positioner som språkvetare resp. konstnär.

    I mitt föredrag kommer jag att berätta om hur denna samverkan över vetenskapens gränser har gett nya avgörande impulser för mina två studier och besvara följande två frågor:

    • Vad kan ett zoologiskt perspektiv tillföra en språkvetenskaplig studie av jaktterminologi?

    • Vad kan ett konstnärligt perspektiv tillföra en språkvetenskaplig studie av norrländskt dagboksskrivande?

    Jag kommer att redovisa hur samarbetet har inverkat på mitt val av metod och angreppssätt i båda studierna. Jag kommer även att presentera hur samarbetet med zoologi har inverkat på mina analysresultat. I projektets syftesformulering antog vi att säljägarnas ord för ’gråsäl’ skulle kunna belysa gråsälens vandringar och rörelsemönster, och alltså möjliggöra en zoologisk jämförande studie av gråsälens beteende och ekologi över tid. Men dessa förhoppningar infriades inte av materialet. Samarbetets bestående resultat blev istället en fördjupad insikt om den ekologiska kontextens inverkan på säljägarnas begreppssystem i den språkvetenskapliga analysen.

    I ”Mobila tidsrum” utgör sex bondedagböcker basen för det språkvetenskapliga och konstnärliga utforskandet. Vi har gemensamt kartlagt skribenternas livsmiljöer och besökt och fotodokumenterat delar av dessa. Här har samarbetet med ett konstnärligt perspektiv inneburit att jag kommit att fördjupa en analys av dagboksskrivandets rumsliga dimension. Här kommer jag särskilt att diskutera den process som uppstår när vetenskaplig och konstnärlig metod möts.

  • 22.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Semantik och etymologi: Några reflektioner utifrån ett avhandlingsarbete1997In: Studier i svensk språkhistoria 4: Förhandlingar vid fjärde sammankomsten för svenska språkets historia. Stockholm 1-3 november 1995., Stockholm: Stockholms universitet , 1997, p. 55-61Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Sinikka Segerståhl. Vaggvisor i Kvevlax. Språkliga strukturer och konstruktioner. (rec.)2011In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, p. 205-207Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Sjökatt och svarttjäder: Studier över säljägares noaord för säl inom det bottniska området och Östersjöområdet.1989Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is a study of seal-hunters' terms for the seal in the area around the Gulf of Bothnia and around the Baltic Sea. The purpose is to investigate whether there are noa words present among the seal-hunters' many words for the seal. The basic material consists of approximately 200 different terms for seal, collected from the Swedish-speaking areas around the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia, areas where the seal has been hunted well into the 20th century. These terms have been collected partly from archives and partly from published litterature.

    From this basic material some twenty or so words have been extracted, which regarding meaning or origin, contain features that are characteristic for noa words in general. Only a few of the terms can with any certainty be said to be noa words. But there are tendencies in the material which point to the existence of linguistic taboos in the world of the seal-hunters.

    The background to the presence of linguistic taboos, which is very complex, is also discussed here. First and foremost these taboos are based on a faith in the power of the language and the word. There is a fixed relationship between the words and the object/s that they represent and consequently the language acquires the power of invocation.

    Tabooing should also be seen as one precautionary measure among the many which the seal-hunters were fored to take during the dangerous hunt.

    Furthermore, the seal-hunters had two different occupations in two completely separate physical environments: they were farmers on land and seal-hunters at sea. The purpose of linguistic tabooing then became to separate the two different environments from each other, to mark the invisible border between the living conditions on land and at sea, with the help of language.

    Finally, the taboos are part of a religious, supernatural context. In folk belief seals have been seen as drowned people. I have here described a legend which is connected with this belief. The legend says that the seals are the soldiers of Pharaoh, who were turned into seals when they drowned in the Red Sea, after pursuing Moses and the children of Israel out of Egypt. A further example of the fact that the seal ha been placed in a supernatural context is that the head of the seal has been seen as carrier of magical power.

     

  • 25.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Språklig tabuering vid säljakt: Kring ord för sälar på svenskspråkigt område1992In: Tabu, verklighet, språk: Tio uppsatser om folkliga tabueringsföreställningar och taxonomier, Stockholm: Carlsson , 1992, p. 54-88Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Sälen och Jägaren: De bottniska jägarnas begreppssystem för säl ur ett kognitivt perspektiv2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the North Scandinavian area of investigation, which is in focus in this dissertation, seal-hunting has been an important means of livelihood from prehistoric times up to the present. The Swedish-speaking seal-hunters' conceptual system for seal during the 20th century is analysed here. The analysis is mainly based on oral recorded interviews with hunters from the coastal areas around the Gulf of Bothnia – from Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Sweden, and Österbotten in Finland. A cognitive perspective is applied in the analysis, in which focus is on the hunters' knowledge of the seal with the purpose of investigating the construction of the hunters' conceptual system for seal. The dissertation's theoretical starting-point is taken in cognitive linguistics and cognitive anthropology.

    The investigated vocabulary contains 150 different words for seal. The analysis also includes the cultural and ecological context of the hunt. The hunters' conceptual system for seal is characterised by breadth and variation. There is regional variation in the construction of the conceptual system in the investigated area. In addition to that there is also variation with regard to different hunting seasons, something which is apparent both in the vocabulary and in the structure of the conceptual system.

    The summer and autumn hunt was not particularly complicated and there was consequently no need for categorising the seal. During this season a limited conceptual system with more general terms was used, which included all seals that were hunted at that time. The late winter and early summer hunt, on the other hand, required an immense amount of knowledge, for example with regard to ecology. In that connection the hunters used an extended conceptual system for seal. The analysis of the conceptual system of the late winter and early summer hunt is based on three different scenarios in which the categories for seal direct the actions of the hunters – in locating the seals in the ice environment, in the hunters' actions during the hunt and in the utilisation of the seal as a resource.

    A number of categories for seal which were used during the late winter and early spring hunt are the same in the whole area of investigation and can be said to constitute a cognitive and communicative basic level.

  • 27.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Sälens taxonomi: ur den bottniske jägarens perspektiv2010In: Thule: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundets Årsbok 2010, Umeå: Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2010, p. 223-235Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Säljägarnas indelning av sälar: Ett exempel på folklig systematisering1992In: Tabu, verklighet, språk: Tio uppsatser om folkliga tabueringsföreställningar och taxonomier, Stockholm: Carlsson , 1992, p. 164-187-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    The song book and the peasant diary: as participants in the construction of the modern self2016In: Reading and writing from below: exploring the margins of modernity / [ed] Ann-Catrine Edlund, T. G. Ashplant & Anna Kuismin, Umeå: Umeå University & The Royal Skyttean Society , 2016, p. 77-96Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the first stage of mass literacy, the written word became an increasingly vital part in everyday life of ordinary people in Sweden, as elsewhere in the Western world. Two literacy practices were commonly used in a Swedish-speaking context: copying texts in songbooks and diary writing. These practices evolved by the mid-1800s and lasted until the mid-1900s. Diary writing and blogging are nowadays considered practices explicitly related to identity construction. The link to identity construction is less apparent in the vernacular literacy practices of the songbook and the diary. In this article I discuss the ways these vernacular literacy practices participated in the discursive con- struction of the modern self for ordinary people. The theoretical basis lies in the New Literacy theory and the Actor-Network theory, in which literacy is seen as a social activity and literacy artefacts, such as the songbook and the diary, as participants in the discursive construction of identity. Discourse is here understood as the mediating mechanism in the social construction of identity. A case study focusing on songbooks and diaries of a young woman from a rural area in Sweden illustrates different aspects of the construction of the modern self within these vernacular literacy practices.

  • 30.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    The Swedish seal-hunters' conceptual system for seal - a cognitive, cultural and ecological approach: Linguagem, Cultura e Cognição: Estudos de Linguística Cognitiva Vol I2003Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    The Swedish seal-hunters' conceptual system for seal: A cognitive, cultural and ecological approach2004In: Linguagem, cultura e cogniçao: Estudos de linguistíca cognitiva, Coimbra: Almedina , 2004, p. 215-229Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to present a completed study of the Swedish-speaking seal-hunters’ conceptual system for seal in the North Scandinavian area (Edlund 2000). A cognitive perspective is applied in the analysis, in which focus is on the hunters' knowledge of the seal with the purpose of investigating the structure of the hunters' conceptual system for seal. The theoretical starting-point is taken in cognitive linguistics and cognitive anthropology (Lakoff 1987; Johnson 1987; Langacker 1987; Strauss & Quinn 1997; Palmer 1996; Geertz 1993). The investigated vocabulary contains 150 different words for seal, mostly found in oral recorded material. 

    The study emphasises the fact that lexical meaning comprises linguistic as well as cultural knowledge (Langacker 1997). The reconstruction of the conceptual system is therefore based on both a semantic analysis of the vocabulary for seal, and on an analysis of the cultural and ecological context of seal-hunting during the 20th century. 

    Only a few categories for seal are the same in the whole area of investigation and can be said to constitute a cognitive and communicative basic level. The structure of the hunters’ conceptual system in the area is otherwise characterised by breadth and variation. Variation occurs on three different levels: 1. Regional variation, partly explained by differing hunting methods in different areas. 2. Seasonal variation related to different needs of cultural knowledge. The summer and autumn hunt did not require a large amount of knowledge, and consequently there was no need to categorise the seal. The late winter hunt on ice required an immense amount of knowledge with regard to the ecology of the seal and the ice-environment, for that reason an extended conceptual system for seal was used. 3. Variation with regard to different actions during the late winter hunt.

  • 32.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Två vågor av vardagligt skriftbruk 1800–20002012In: Att läsa och att skriva: Två vågor av vardagligt skriftbruk i Norden 1800–2000 / [ed] Ann-Catrine Edlund, Umeå: Umeå universitet & Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2012, p. 9-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Vardagens skrivande: Sex norrländska dagböcker från tidigt 1900-tal2007In: Västerbotten, ISSN 0346-4938, no 1, p. 3-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 34.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Vem behöver hundra ord för säl?2005In: Västerbotten, ISSN 0346-4938, no 1, p. 26-32Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 35.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Visboken - en deltagare i flera skriftpraktiker2008In: Samlade visor. Perspektiv på handskrivna visböcker.: Föredrag vid ett symposium på Svenskt visarkiv 6-7 februari 2008., Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs AkAdemien för svensk folkkultur , 2008, p. 51-68Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Widbäck, Anders: Ordspråk i bruk. Användning av ordspråk i dramadialog. (Skrifter utgivna av Institutionen för nordiska språk 95.) Diss. 184 s. Uppsala universitet 2015. ISSN 0083-4661, ISBN 978-91-506-2482-3.2016In: Språk & Stil, ISSN 1101-1165, Vol. 26, p. 264-268Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Är sälar drunknade människor?: En presentation av folkliga föreställningar och folkliga sälbeteckningar.1989In: Bottnisk kontakt IV: Maritimhistorisk konferens 5-7 februari 1988, Skellefteå: Skellefteå museum , 1989, p. 29-31Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 38.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Arlov, Thor Bjørn
    Sealing2016In: Encyclopedia of the Barents Region: Vol. 2 N–Y / [ed] Mats-Olov Olsson, Fredrick Backman & Lars Elenius, Oslo: Pax Forlag, 2016, p. 312-313Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Ashplant, T. G.King's College London.Kuismin, AnnaUniversity of Helsinki.
    Reading and writing from below: exploring the margins of modernity2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The articles in this volume are based on papers given at Reading and Writing from Below: Exploring the Margins of Modernity, a conference held at the Finnish Literature Society and the University of Helsinki from 20 to 22 August, 2014. The main organiser of the conference, which brought together 77 scholars from 15 countries, was the Nordic research project Reading and Writing from Below: Toward a New Social History of Literacy in the Nordic Sphere during the Long Nineteenth Century (NORDCORP, 2011– 2014). The project was steered by Taru Nordlund and Anna Kuismin from the University of Helsinki, M. J. Driscoll from the University of Copenhagen, Ann-Catrine Edlund from Umeå University and Davíð Ólafsson from University of Iceland.

    The conference in Helsinki was the third international conference of the Nordic project. The first one was held at Umeå University in 2012, hosted and organised by the Nordic literacy-network Vernacular Literacies [Vardagligt skriftbruk]. The proceeding were published in Vernacular Literacies – Past, Present and Future (edited by Ann-Catrine Edlund, Lars-Erik Edlund and Susanne Haugen, Umeå University, 2014). The second conference, The Agents and Artefacts of Vernacular Literacy Practices in Late Pre-modern Europe, was organised with Lena Rohrbach at the Nordeuropa-Institut, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. One of the results of the Nordic project was the collection of articles White Field, Black Seeds: Nordic Literacy Practices in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Anna Kuismin & M. J. Driscoll (Finnish Literature Society, 2013).

    Reading and Writing from Below: Exploring the Margins of Modernity is also the title of this volume, edited by Ann-Catrine Edlund, Anna Kuismin and T. G. Ashplant. ‘Modernity’ here is understood to have come into being any time from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, depending on the context. By ‘literacy’ is meant not just the ability to read and write but rather the totality of the processes and practices involved in the production, dissemination and reception of written texts; while the perspective ‘from below’ indicates that the focus is on non-privileged people, their experiences and points of view. The volume includes sixteen articles in four sections focusing on different aspects of the processes and practices of literacy: Writing Competence – Difficulties, Prejudices and Motives; Genres and Literacy Practices; Orality and Literacy; Literacy and Agency. Disciplines that the authors represent include history, ethnology, linguistics, literature and information studies.

  • 40.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Edlund, Lars-ErikUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.Haugen, SusanneUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Vernacular Literacies - Past, Present and Future2014Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This anthology is the outcome of a Nordic literacy-conference held at Umeå University in Sweden in June 2012, where the focus was vernacular literacy practices of the past, of the present and of the future. Vernacular literacy practices have become increasingly prominent in everyday life, especially in social media through digital technology. However, vernacular literacy is not a new phenomenon. The written word has been used for everyday purposes throughout history, in various media and using different technologies. Twenty papers from the conference are presented in this volume, with a predominance of articles dealing with the past. The historical section embraces literacy practices through the Viking Age

    to the beginning of the twentieth century in Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Estonia. The contemporary section includes workplace literacies, digital literacies and literacy practices in the educational domain in a Swedish context.

     

    The volume is multi-lingual with articles in English and in the Scandinavian languages. The articles written in Swedish, Danish or Norwegian are accompanied by abstracts in English. The conference was hosted and organized by the Nordic network Vernacular Literacies, in cooperation with the Nordic project Reading and Writing from Below, and was funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (‘The Swedish foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences’). Letterstedska föreningen and the Department of Language Studies at Umeå University have contributed to the production of the volume.

  • 41.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Erson, Eva
    Milles, Karin
    Frödin, Ulf (Illustrator)
    Språk och kön2007Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi översköljs dagligen av föreställningar om hur män och kvinnor "är". Vi möter en mängd schablonbilder i massmedia och populärkultur. Dessa konstruerade föreställningar om skillnader mellan könen gäller också vårt språkbruk.

    Författarna diskuterar och problematiserar våra kulturella föreställningar om språkskillnader mellan könen med utgångspunkt i den massmediala verkligheten och våra vardagliga erfarenheter. De visar att många av förställningarna om språkskillnader mellan könen är konstruerade och saknar grund. I stället tydliggörs de många - och svårfångade - sambanden mellan språk och kön.

    Språk och kön är landets första vetenskapligt uppbyggda lärobok i ämnet. Den vänder sig både till studenter och till yrkesverksamma. Boken kan användas på utbildningar i bland annat språkvetenskap, nordiska språk, genusvetenskap och lärarutbildningar.

  • 42.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Haugen, Susanne
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Människor som skriver i vardagen - igår och idag2013In: Människor som skriver: Perspektiv på vardagligt skriftbruk och identitet / [ed] Ann-Catrine Edlund & Susanne Haugen, Umeå: Umeå universitet och Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet , 2013, p. 9-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Haugen, SusanneUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Människor som skriver: Perspektiv på vardagligt skriftbruk och identitet2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Antologin ”Människor som skriver”är ett resultat av den tvärvetenskapliga och nordiska samverkan som ägt rum inom nätverket ”Vardagligt skriftbruk. Diakrona perspektiv på literacy i Sverige och övriga Norden” som åren 2009–2012 finansierats av Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

    I antologin problematiseras samband mellan vardagligt skriftbruk och identitet – framför allt ur ett historiskt perspektiv, men även ur ett samtida didaktiskt perspektiv. De flesta artiklarna diskuterar vardagligt skrivande i en svenskspråkig kontext. Två av de skrifthistoriska studierna behandlar dessutom en isländsk respektive en finsk språkkontext. Författarna kommer från skilda ämnen: språkvetenskap, litteraturvetenskap, historia, musiketnologi och didaktik.

  • 44.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Mellenius, IngmarieUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Svenskans beskrivning 31: Förhandlingar vid Trettioförsta sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Umeå den 20–21 maj 20102011Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sedan 1963 har det vid olika universitet i Sverige och Finland regelbundet anordnats sammankomster för svenskans beskrivning. Vid dessa har forskningsresultat som rör svenska språkets uppbyggnad och användning presenterats och diskuterats.

    Den trettioförsta sammankomsten ägde rum i Umeå den 20-21 maj 201. Konferensens tema var "Perspektiv på skrivande", vilket belystes i plenarföredragen samt i de workshoppar som hölls i samband med konferensen. De olika sektionsföredragen berörde en bredd av ämnen, som samtalsanalys, genreanalys, språkkontaktfenomen och svenskämnet i högskolan. I denna volym publiceras två av plenarföredragen och 29 av sektionsföredragen.

    Som värd för konferensen stod Institutionen för språkstudier vid Umeå universitet.

  • 45.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Comparative Literature and Scandinavian Languages.
    Sundström, Maria
    Bildkonstnär.
    Sex dagböcker genom två betraktare2007In: Västerbotten, ISSN 0346-4938, no 1, p. 22-28Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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