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  • 301.
    Määttä, Tuija
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Suomea oppimaan roolipelin avulla2005In: Ruijan Kaiku, no 9Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 302.
    Määttä, Tuija
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Untsikka päällä ja hikerit jalassa: Huomioita jalkineiden ja vaatteiden nykynimityksistä1998In: Muotoja ja merkityksiä vanhasta suomesta nykysuomeen / [ed] Pirkko Forsman Svensson, Tuija Määttä, Umeå: Umeå universitet, institutionen för finska , 1998, p. 46-52Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 303.
    Mårald, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    A Postmodern Geographical Analysis of Harry Macfie's Canadian Wilderness Stories: Släktkrönika. Släkterna Thorburn-Macfie2004In: Släktkrönika. Släkterna Thorburn-Macfie, Vol. 65Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 304.
    Mårald, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Från Nikkala via Nordamerika till det sovjetiska Karelen: en transkulturell analys av den finska identitetens betydelse speglad i Katri och Oscar Corgans livsöden2002In: När språk och kulturer möts: festskrift till Tuuli Forsgren 2 november 2002 / [ed] Heidi Hansson, Raija Kangassalo & Daniel Lindmark, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2002, p. 192-200Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 305.
    Mårald, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    In transit: aspects of transculturalism in Janice Kulyk Keefer's travels1996Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Transculturalism refers to how cultural barriers are transcended and how cultures meet. Because the transcultural perspective reflects hitherto unrepresented spaces, it revises and innovates literary canons. This study investigates aspects of transculturalism in texts dealing with travel by the Canadian writer Janice Kulyk Keefer. It also explores how these aspects might alter our view of Canadian literature. The transcultural perspectives between mainstream Canada and Ukraine, Europe and Acadie have been analysed through three tropes of travel: departure, passage and arrival.

    Keefer’s texts have been read in accordance with Mikhail Bakhtin's dialogic theories to chart transcultural encounters and clashes. This thesis argues that a historic consciousness of their ethnic group gives the young generation a transcultural position that enables them to profit from their dual cultural competence. Although Imagined Communities are affirmed as receptacles of the cultural heritage, the impending environmental catastrophe demands that the national interests that they represent be abandoned for international co-operation. In Keefer’s European texts the transcultural aspects reflect how travel becomes synonymous with quests and epiphanies. Travelling is described as a learning process in Rest Harrow where the protagonist’s increasing cultural competence changes her from a tourist to a real traveller.

    The transcultural aspects also unmask prejudices, collisions and failed transitions. In this context Imagined Communities are criticized as agents of the colonial discourse, chauvinism, and intolerance. The transcultural perspective also reveals that patriarchal paradigms and the silencing of persecutions victimize the young generation. Furthermore, their ignorance of the mother tongue works as a linguistic barrier shutting them out from their ethnic group. Keefer's Acadian texts support Bakhtin's contention that isolated groups become intolerant to strangers and deviants. While the transcultural perspective unmasks tourists' perception of other countries as idiosyncratic, also the travellers' own ironic postmodernist view of themselves as tourists and of the artificiality of tourism is featured.

    The cultural assumptions of literary discourse are challenged by border blurring phenomena such as story-telling, the camivalesque, intertextuality and historiographic metafiction. Thus the morality of Keefer's transcultural approach lies also in her literary technique. The alternative perspective inherent in transculturalism makes individuals break away from their given cultural context to embrace a new transcultural ethos.

  • 306.
    Nencioni, Giuseppe
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Språkcentrum.
    “All’italiana”, ovvero italioti che fanno italianate: Sociolinguistica e modernità2006In: Intersezioni: Rivista di storia delle idee, ISSN 0393-2451, no 3, p. 341-382Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 307.
    Nencioni, Giuseppe
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Leopardi e gattopardi Due scrittori a confronto: Il lettore di provincia2004In: Il lettore di provincia, no 119/120Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 308.
    Njie, Sulayman
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Engelska.
    Language and Literature. Pidgin English and Krio in West Africa2006In: NetNotes on Krio, ISSN 1652-7801, no 2006:1, p. 7-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 309.
    Nordlander, Johan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Engelska.
    The Basics of Main Clause Temporal Marking in Krio2004In: NetNotes on Krio, ISSN 1652-7801, no 2004:1, p. 7-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 310.
    Nordlander, Johan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Engelska.
    The Metonymic Element in Krio Conceptualization:: The Cases of BIF and BUSH2007In: Perspectives on Metonymy: Proceedings of the International Conference "Perspectives on Metonymy", held in Lodz, Poland, May 6–7, 2005, 2007, p. 366-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 311.
    Olsson, Dan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Tyska.
    Max Hermann Jellineks Geschichte der neuhochdeutschen Grammatik von den Anfängen bis auf Adelung2006In: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft, ISSN 0939-2815, no 16, p. 129-140Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 312.
    Peter, Thomas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. tyska.
    Hans Falladas Romane in den USA 1930-19902003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 313.
    Poussa, Patricia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. engelska.
    Review of Dialects Across Borders: Selected Papers from the 11th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods XI), Joensuu, August 2002, ed. by Filppula, Markku, Juhani Klemola, Marjatta Palander and Esa Penttilä2007In: Journal of Sociolinguistics, ISSN 1360-6441, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 133-166Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 314.
    Poussa, Patricia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    The futhark and the fur trade: on the adaptation of an alphabet by its users2004In: The Proceedings of the 20th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics / [ed] Fred Karlsson, Helsinki: University of Helsinki, Department of General Linguistics , 2004Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 315.
    Poussa, Patricia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    The motivation of where and what as relative markers in north Norfolk2004In: An International Master of Syntax & Semantics: papers presented to Aimo Seppänen on the occasion of his 75th birthday / [ed] Gunnar Bergh, Jennifer Herriman & Mats Mobärg, Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2004, Vol. 88, p. 181-188Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 316.
    Poussa, Patricia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. English Linguistics.
    The relatives who and what in northern East Anglia2006In: Types of Variation: Diachronic, dialectal and typological interfaces, John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia , 2006, p. 378-Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The twin rises of who and what as subject relatives were dialectal developments in East Anglia. I show from tape-recorded dialect corpora that what and the zero relative have arisen overall in Norfolk, but who mostly in the Norwich region. Norfolk showed two main relativisation typologies, a West Germanic type north-west of Norwich, and a Scandinavian to the south-east, near Yarmouth. The spread of Scandinavian preposition-stranding seems to have particlised the East Anglian pronominal relatives in cycles, producing Middle English the and who, and dialectal where and what. Modern what probably resulted from P-stranding operating on relative adverbials such as whereon, giving where...(PREP), later regularised to what...(PREP). The /eth/ relative forms remaining in subject position were gradually eroded by phonological processes.

  • 317.
    Schwieler, Elias
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Mutual implications: otherness in theory and John Berryman's poetry of loss2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines John Berryman’s poetry of loss together with four different theoretical perspectives. It is the purpose of the study to involve Berryman’s poetry and critical theory in a dialogue which attempts to break down the hierarchy that positions theory as the subject and literature or poetry as the object of study. Instead, by focusing on the otherness of each discourse, that is, what could be called the unconscious of Berryman’s poetry of loss and the language of theory, poetry and theory can be seen to presuppose and mutually imply each other. Those of Berryman’s poems mainly analyzed in the thesis, and which could be called his poetry of loss are “The Ball Poem,” Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, and The Dream Songs. The four theoretical perspectives consist of Martin Heidegger’s thinking concerning the word and concept departure, David S. Reynolds’s notion of the subversive in the American Renaissance, Nicolas Abraham’s psychoanalytical concept anasemia, and Maurice Blanchot’s theory of death and poetry in his book The Space of Literature. The theoretical base of the thesis is developed primarily from Shoshana Felman’s “To open the question,” an editorial introduction to a special issue of Yale French Studies entitled Literature and Psychoanalysis. The Question of Reading: Otherwise and Timothy Clark’s study Derrida, Heidegger, Blanchot.

  • 318.
    Sevander, Stella
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. ryska.
    Umeå-Petrozavodsk2006In: Umeå-Petrozavodsk: 30 år av vänskap, Skandinavia, Petrozavodsk , 2006, p. 50-59Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 319.
    Shaw, Martin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Narrating Gypsies, Telling Travellers: A Sudy of the Relational Self in Four Life Stories2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To say that Gypsy and/or Traveller and/or Romany life stories have existed on the periphery of literary studies can be considered an understatement. In this study of the relational self, Narrating Gypsies, Telling Travellers, examines the discursive and structural complexities involved in the practices of writing and speaking in the production process and narrative trajectories of the life stories of Gordon Sylvester Boswell (1970), Nan Joyce (1985), Jimmy Stockins (2000), and Jess Smith (2002 and 2003).

    The study emphasizes relational aspects of self-construction, which includes links to the national (hi)stories of Scotland, Ireland and England. Beginning with an eighteenth-century scaffold confession and moving through colonial, post-colonial, national and internal colonial narratives, the study follows a discursive path that re-emerges and reverberates in the spoken and/or written words of the story narrators. The study problemetizes the effectiveness of resistance as the historical depth and relationally produced dual-nature of domination is analysed. Above all the study positions modes of domination and self-domination within processes of forgetting forged through consensual, subtle and coercive practices related to points of view and the taken-for-granted.

  • 320. Skog-Södersved, Mariann
    et al.
    Malmqvist, Anita
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Vad är ett idiom?: om definitioner, terminologi och typologi2007In: Översättningsteori, fackspråk och flerspråkighet: VAKKI-symposium XXVII, Vasa 9-10.2. 2007 / [ed] Nina Niemelä, Esa Lehtinen, Vasa: Vaasan yliopisto , 2007, p. 317-327Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 321.
    Steinvall, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Basic Colour Terms and Type Modification: Meaning in relation to function, salience and correlating attributes2006In: Progress in Colour Studies: Volume I. Language and Culture / [ed] C.P Biggam and C.J. Kay, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2006, p. 57-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In their classic study of Basic Colour Terms (BCTs), Berlin and Kay (1969:6) identified four basic criteria of a BCT: i) it is monomorphemic, ii) its signification is not included in that of any other colour term, iii) its application must not be restricted to a narrow class of objects, iv) it must be psychologically salient to informants. Four subsidiary criteria were also suggested in those cases where the first four produced non-conclusive results. Although frequently debated at first, and slightly modified by Crawford (1982), it seems that the basic criteria have stood the test of time and are still considered helpful in the identification of BCTs.          

    The purpose of this paper is to describe a possible connection between basicness and the function of a colour term modifying a noun. Following Warren (1984) and several others, three functions of adjectives in attributive position in English can be distinguished: characterising, identifying and classifying. Identification and characterisation involve modification of an instance of a noun, thus indicating the colour of the object in the case of colour terms. In contrast to the other two, classification is more abstract as it involves modification of type, rather than instance. Its abstract quality allows colour terms to be used in extended senses (i.e. outside their normal area of designation). Examples of classifying use are phrases such as red onion and blue oak, where the colour terms do not refer to the colour of an individual onion or oak, but modify onion and oak as types, creating subtypes accordingly. Significantly, the colour of the leaves of a blue oak would not be called blue when judged in a colour array – i.e. out of context.

    This type of extension can be accounted for if type modification is analysed as a kind of reference-point phenomenon (Langacker 1999), where it is the combined salience of the colour term and the colour category that is significant. In the process of extension, a salient reference point is used to access another less salient entity. Since the purpose of classifying use is to create a subtype, the emphasis is on distinction and contrast to the most common instances of the general type (in our examples onion and oak). In the case of blue oak, the weak bluish tinge of the leaves marks the distinction and motivates the name despite the green element being stronger. Thus, in naming the subtypes a salient colour term (= Basic Colour Term) is preferred even if the nuance could be considered a very poor example of the colour term.

    This paper presents details of a study of English colour terms (Steinvall 2002), based on the Bank of English text corpus and the Oxford English Dictionary. Examples and figures are used to substantiate the theoretical models. The results show a correlation between the frequency of classifying use and the Berlin and Kay hierarchy, and it is therefore suggested that classifying use may serve as a further criterion for basicness. 

                Finally, the wider implications of the findings are discussed, and the results from previous studies, such as Conklin’s (1964) observations of Hanunóo colour categories, and Forbes’ of the use of brun and marron in French, are reviewed and reanalysed from the  perspective of classifying use. In addition, a connection between classifying and figurative use is briefly explored.

  • 322.
    Steinvall, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Engelska.
    Color and emotions in English2007In: Anthropology of color: interdisciplinary multilevel modeling / [ed] Robert E. MacLaury, Galina V. Paramei and Don Dedrick, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007, p. 347-362Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a corpus study of collocational patterns of English colour and emotion words. A collection of 50 colour terms and 135 emotion terms served as the starting point for the search of patterns. The obtained patterns are described and analysed with regard to salience from two different points of view: For each emotion category we ask which colour categories are most salient, and for each colour category we ask which emotion categories are most salient. The analysis of the underlying motivation for salient colour-emotion collocations demonstrates that the commonest motivations are based in metaphorical models linked to the body. This indicates the importance of experiential and embodied models for creating associations involving colour terms.

  • 323.
    Steinvall, Anders
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    English Colour Terms in Context2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines usage of English colour terms in context, based on an extensive computerised text corpus, the Bank of English. It describes the ways in which English colour terms may be used to refer to nuances outside their normal area of designation and to attributes outside the colour domain. Usage patterns are analysed on three different levels: with regard to the overall frequency of occurrences, nominal domains and individual tokens, respectively.

    Cognitive linguistics supplies the theoretical framework employed in the analyses of the observed patterns. The study identifies three types of usage where colour terms refer to peripheral colour nuances or to concepts outside the colour domain: classifying, figurative and marked usage.

    When a colour term has a classifying function, it can be used outside the normal area of designation. This usage is analysed as a type of reference-point construction where a term referring to a salient point in the colour domain is used to subcategorise an entity whose actual colour may be only a peripheral member of the category named by the colour term. An analysis of the OED and the Bank of English shows that this type of usage is primarily restricted to a few of the most salient basic terms.

    This study points to the close affinities between classifying and figurative usage. Figurative expressions of colour terms frequently have a classifying function. I argue that figurative meanings are derived through two types of metonymy: +SALIENT ATTRIBUTE FOR OBJECT+ and +SALIENT CONCRETE ATTRIBUTE FOR SALIENT ABSTRACT ATTRIBUTE+.

    Marked usage arises when specific colour terms are used in nominal domains where the specificity is not expected. This phenomenon is consequently confined to non-basic colour terms.

    On the basis of the established patterns of usage and the frequency of occurrences, this thesis suggests that the colour category may be analysed as a radial category, with the basic colour terms forming the centre.

  • 324.
    Stridfeldt, Monika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    La perception du français oral par des apprenants suédois2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Swedish learners of French often experience large difficulties in understanding spoken French. Words that the learners know very well when written or when pronounced separately are often hard to recognize in the speech flow. The aim of this study is to examine Swedish learners’ perception of French speech in order to identify the problems.

    The thesis consists of two parts. The first part provides an introduction to the perception of a second language. It also describes the phonological structures of Swedish and French and gives an overview of studies of the perception of spoken French.

    The second part of the thesis contains a presentation and an analysis of four perception experiments conducted with Swedish learners of French. The results show that the learners often confuse phonological contrasts that do not exist in Swedish. It is furthermore found that the phonological processes of schwa deletion, liaison, enchaînement and voicing assimilation contribute to the perception problems. However, although liaison may complicate word recognition the results indicate that the so-called potential liaison does so to an even greater extent. In a listening test using nonsense words, the learners seem actually to expect liaison when perceiving a word that can be linked to a following nonsense word. In fact, sequences like un navas and un avas are both perceived as un avas. Paradoxically, liaison thus seems to be most problematic when it does not occur.

    As to schwa deletion, the results show that word recognition is delayed when the schwa in the first syllable is deleted, as in la s’maine. In addition, the learners make a large number of errors due to schwa deletion. This phonological process sometimes completely prevents word recognition, especially when combined with a voicing assimilation. Schwa deletion thus seems to strongly complicate Swedish learners’ word recognition in spoken French.

  • 325.
    Sullivan, Kirk P. H.
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Philosophy and Linguistics.
    Lindgren, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Self-assessment in autonomous computer-aided L2 writing2002In: ELT Journal, ISSN 0951-0893, E-ISSN 1477-4526, Vol. 56, no 3, p. 258-266Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents the results of a study carried out in Sweden to investigate the promotion of self‐assessment and reflection in the adult second language (L2) classroom. A method is proposed in which the computer is used first to record a writing session, and later to replay the entire text production in retrospective peer sessions. The method provides the students with an opportunity to look into their own composing processes both linguistically and holistically, as they view and discuss the reasons behind the different actions during the writing process. Results show that after using the method, all writers experienced useful, although different, insights into their own writing behaviours. Furthermore, this method is not restricted to an L2 environment, but is likely to be effective in other learning situations where reflection is useful for the acquisition process.

  • 326.
    Svensson, Maria
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Phraséologie. Deux critères de figement: contexte unique et non-compositionnalité2000In: XIV Skandinaviska Romanistkongressen: Stockholm 10-15 augusti 1999 / [ed] Jane Nystedt, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 2000, p. 1068-1078Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 327.
    Svensson, Maria Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Critères de figement: L’identification des expressions figées en français contemporain2004Doctoral 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.

  • 328.
    Svensson, Mia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Critères de figement et analyses d'expressions figées du français moderne1998In: Actes du premier Congrès des Romanistes Scaninaves pour étudiants en doctorat. / [ed] Camilla Bardel, Petra Bernardini, Christine Bozier, Carla Cariboni Killander, Medina Fodor, Anna Forné, Jonas Granfeldt, Jeana Håkansson, Annika Mörte, Mathias Pålsson, Eva Westin, Lund: Lunds universitet , 1998, p. 107-114Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 329.
    Valfridsson, Ingela
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    "Analysera lite grann själv", "överföra mönster" eller "plugga som en gris": Om begreppsbildning och främmandespråksutveckling2006In: Språkforskning på didaktisk grund: Rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium Växjö, 10–11 november 2005, 2006, p. 284–297-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 330.
    Valfridsson, Ingela
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Wer hat eigentlich gesehen?2004In: Norden und Süden: Festschrift für Kjell-Åke Forsgren zum 65. Geburtstag, Insitutionen för moderna språk, Umeå universitet, Umeå , 2004, p. 259–270-Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 331.
    Videkull, Marianne
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    J'amène le champagne, tu apportes les verres?: la concurrence entre les verbes de déplacement amener/apporter et emmener/emporter en français moderne : aspects sémantico-pragmatiques1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This monograph is an empirical study of the competition between the French movement verbs amener/apporter and emmener/emporter, regarded as partial synonyms in the sense that they are interchangeable in certain contexts. The main purpose of this study is to account for these competing verbs from the perspective of actual language use, and to determine to what extent they are synonymous. The study is based on a corpus of French newspaper texts, some literary texts and the answers from a group of informants.

    It is shown that these lexemes cannot be defined by the principle of shared properties of all the senses represented. They are best analysed as polysemous within the framework of the prototype theory, according to which there is a basic sense from which the other secondary senses are derived through metaphor or metonymy. In the case of these verbs the competition between them arises through the widening of the semantic content of the verbs amener and emmener, extended to the use of inanimate objects uncapable of movement. This case normally calls for the use of the verbs apporter et emporter.

    In response to the question of the degree of synonymy between these verbs, when adopting a cognitive perspective, it is argued that they are to be considered as lexical variants rather than as perfect synonyms, in the sense that they focus on different aspects of the described movement. In other words, there is an aspectual difference between these closely related lexemes which is determined not only by inherent semantic properties, but to a large extent also by non-linguistic properties, such as the perspective adopted by the speaker in describing the mouvement. Finally, it is pointed out that the prototypical sense of each verb not only explains the different derived senses it gives rise to, but also accounts for the aspectual difference between these competing verbs.

  • 332.
    von der Heiden, Gregor
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Tyska.
    Der Herr Professor wollte mich sprechen.: Über die Verwendung von kommunikativen Strategien im Umgang mit Wissenschaftlern.2006In: >>Was soll nur aus dir einmal werden…<<.: Berufsfelder und Perspektiven für Absolventen der Kommunikationswissenschaft an der Universität Duisburg-Essen., Shaker Verlag, Aachen , 2006, p. 173-181Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 333.
    von der Heiden, Gregor
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Tyska.
    „Ohne Titel“: (Rezension zu Breckle, Margit (2005): Deutsch-schwedische Wirtschaftskommunikation. ‚In Schweden ist die Kommunikation weicher’. Frankfurt am Main & Siegfried, Doreen (2005): Kultur in deutsch-schwedischen Wirtschaftsgesprächen. Eine gesprächslinguistische Analyse. Wiesbaden).2006In: Moderna språk: Journal of English, German, French and Spanish Language, Literature and Culture, ISSN 0026-8577, Vol. C, no 1, p. 171-174Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 334.
    von der Heiden, Gregor
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Tyska.
    Wer zu spät kommt, den bestraft der Wartende: Zur Funktion des Wartens in zwischenmenschlicher Verständigung2003Book (Refereed)
  • 335.
    Wallin-Ashcroft, Anna-Lena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    Great men and charming creatures: on male and female terms in eighteenth century novels2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A corpus of terms for human beings collected from 18th century novels is studied from a broad sociolinguistic perspective. A summary of recent linguistic theories and a survey of 18th century culture and society are provided as background.

    The basic assumption is that the meaning of words is dependent on human beings and their society and that shifts in meaning are linked to changes in attitudes, culture and social structure. Terms used for men and women therefore mirror the concepts of 'male' and 'female' in a society.

    Gender differences found in various semantic fields are presented and discussed. Prototypes for certain terms are suggested by means of frame analysis. Sense developments are traced and related to societal changes. Differences in male and female usage are discussed.

    The findings are analyzed in terms of the following contrasts within the concepts of 'male' and 'female': spirit/matter; power/dependency; active/passive; varied/limited.

  • 336.
    Åström, Berit
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
    The Politics of Tradition: Examining the History of the Old English Poems The Wife's Lament and Wulf and Eadwacer2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Old English literary studies is a fascinating field of research which spans many various approaches including philology and linguistics as well as literary and cultural theories. The field is characterised by a certain conservatism, what in this thesis is referred to as tradition. This thesis examines the scholarship on The Wife's Lament and Wulf and Eadwacer, projecting its cumbersome affinities with tradition as a conservative force as well as the resistance against it. The investigation focuses mainly on two aspects of scholarly research: the emergence of a professional identity among Anglo-Saxonist scholars and their choice of either a metaphoric or metonymic approach to the material. A final chapter studies the concomitant changes within Old English feminist studies. The thesis also summarises the approaches to points of ambiguity in the poems, and provides a comprehensive bibliography of scholarship on the two texts.

  • 337.
    Örnberg Berglund, Therese
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Att mötas online: muntliga realtidsträffar i nätverket ITAS2006In: Från vision till praktik: språkutbildning och informationsteknik / [ed] Patrik Svensson, Härnösand: Myndigheten för nätverk och samarbete inom högre utbildning , 2006, p. 259-293Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 338.
    Örnberg Berglund, Therese
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. HUMlab. Engelska.
    Multimodality in a three-dimensional voice chat2006In: Multimodal Communication: Proceedings from the Second Nordic Conference on Multimodal Communication, 2006Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years we have seen an increase in computer applications that support multimodal online communication. This paper centers on communication in one such multimodal application, Traveler, a graphical three-dimensional environment that allows for voice communication. Based on preliminary results from a study investigating communication patterns and negotiation strategies in this environment this paper gives some examples of how modal density is created here, building on the methodological and theoretical framework proposed by Sigrid Norris (2004). Through qualitative analysis of the material, both actual and self-perceived behavior of beginner participants is compared to that of more accustomed users. The paper also includes a discussion on the relationship between modal density and notions such as Common Ground and Presence.

  • 339.
    Örnberg Berglund, Therese
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, HUMlab.
    Multiplex conversations afforded by technology2007In: Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents results from a small-scale pilot study investigating linguistic production and structural patterns while multitasking and interrelating these findings with communicative context (Field, Tenor and Mode). The explorative microanalysis shows that whereas the language used by the informant seems to be influenced by all three contextual variables, Field, Tenor and Mode, the navigation between channels in this specific multiplex communication situation strongly correlates to the affordances of the Mode of conversation and more specifically to the ways in which the informant receives indications that her reply is requested. The article includes design considerations and a discussion concerning methodology and ethics. This study and the findings presented here are considered a first building block in constructing a theory for explaining communicative choices when multitasking.

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